Nut Free Protein Balls


Protein balls are great as a healthy snack for the whole family.  These nut free protein balls are full of flavour, and use tahini (a sesame seed paste) in place of nuts.

Perfect to include in school lunchboxes (with many schools now having a nut-free policy), and for those with nut allergies.  Full of lots of delicious natural ingredients, they will give you an extra burst of energy!

Nut Free Protein Balls 


2 cups dessicated coconut (and a little extra for rolling)
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
1/4 cup chia seeds

1 cup tahini (hulled)

6-8 medjool dates (pitted) or 3/4 cup normal pitted dates
1-2 tbsp water


  1. Place all ingredients in a food processor and whizz on high for 20 seconds.
  2. Scrape down sides and whizz on high for another 10 seconds.
  3. Take a spoonful of the mixture and roll into a ball. Repeat until all the mixture is used.
  4. Roll all balls in the dessicated coconut and store in an airtight container in the fridge.

Makes approx 25-30 balls (depending upon how big they are rolled).

If you like these protein balls and are looking for another healthy snack (that is also nut free and lunchbox friendly) you might like to check out our Gluten Free Anzac biscuits.

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