How To Make Nutella, Oat And Nut Protein Balls

We love making healthy recipes that taste great, especially when we have the assistance of the little ones around to help make and taste-test them!

This week we dived into the pantry to see what tasty treats we could make, and remembered a recent question from a reader about whether it was possible to make ‘healthy’ treats using Nutella?

Keep reading to find out more.

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This is something we have discussed in the past and are happy to touch on again. Yes, the good news is that if you are looking for a healthier option than the popular brand seen on the supermarket shelves, it is possible to make your own, or buy a brand containing less sugar.

We are including a link here to a great recipe for homemade sugar-free Hazelnut Spread, as well as a link to a site where they sell a Hazelnut spread with less sugar. Try both if you like and see which you prefer.

If at the end of the day, you figure that nothing quite beats the taste of REAL Nutella, then go for it. This recipe only uses 3 tablespoons of whichever option you prefer, so overall they are going to still be a healthier option than buying many processed snacks from the shops.


We love that no baking is required with this recipe, and after an hour in the fridge, we can pop a couple in a cup for the little ones to enjoy in the garden. The perfect, healthy, little treat for all the family!

So check out the recipe below and let us know what you think.

How To Make Nutella, Oat And Nut Protein Balls

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Category: Healthy Snack

Yield: 20 Balls

Serving Size: Bite-sized


  • 1 cup of rolled oats
  • Half a cup of LSA
  • Half a cup of peanut butter
  • Half a cup of choc chips
  • 3 tbsp of Nutella or other hazelnut spread
  • 2 tbsp of honey
  • 2 tbsp of chia seeds
  • 1 scoop of chocolate protein powder
  • 1 tbsp of water (if needed).


  1. Add all the ingredients except the water, to a large bowl and mix well using a wooden spoon. If the mixture is too wet, add a little more LSA or oats, and if too dry, add some water
  2. Place a sheet of baking paper on a tray to go into the fridge
  3. Roll the mixture into balls approx one inch across and place on the paper
  4. Once all the balls are made, place the try in the fridge for an hour before consuming, or place them in an airtight container back in the fridge.


As an alternative, the balls can be rolled in desiccated coconut or chopped nuts. This adds to the taste and can make then easier to handle.

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How To Make Nutella, Oat And Nut Protein Balls

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