Peanut Butter & Jelly Protein Balls

Peanut Butter and Jelly… ok so in Ireland we call it jam or preserves but that clearly doesn’t have the same ring to it! Getting the balance of PB and Jelly right is important. I recently ordered sourdough with the two sides in a coffee shop and totally over did the jam layer. PB SHOULD ALWAYS BE THICKER. My fault entirely, not theirs, it will not happen again.

These peanut butter and jelly balls are most definitely more PB with just a nice pop of “jelly” sweetness from the dried cranberries! I love a good energy ball but those from a packet much like protein bars or snack bars never cut it. The exception to the rule are of course the Pulsin Protein Booster and Raw Brownie bars. Note, I am not paid to say this! I create content for Pulsin, I am not a walking billboard for their products and am by no means paid to solely promote their products. However, I do love and use them and am a sucker for their snack bars, notably the orange and mint chocolate chip protein booster bars. The texture is just perrrrfect. I do like them extra chilly though so tend to store them in the fridge much to many people’s confusion who would rather give them a little heat and devour them in a much fudgier state.

Could I have digressed anymore… possibly, I think it’s a unique skill which I have now chosen to embrace. I literally type as I think and pretty much never erase the words that fall on the screen.

These PB balls are the current flavour of the month, quite literally. Rather than saying you’re not going to snack be it due to trying to create a calorie deficit or in an effort to save some pennies, life is better and more well rounded with snacks.

Peanut Butter & Jelly Protein Boosted Balls

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By Serves: 9 - 10 Prep Time: 10 minutes


  • 120g drippy all natural smooth or crunchy peanut butter
  • 60 ml maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp (15g) milled Linwoods flaxseeds
  • 15g plain pea protein
  • 80g rolled oats
  • 60g dried cranberries, blueberries or cherries



Mix together peanut butter and maple syrup.


Add flaxseeds, pea protein and oats. Stir well to combine.


Fold in dried fruit of choice and set to one side for 10 minutes.


Roll into 9 - 10 balls. Store in the fridge for up to one week or freeze for up to one month.

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