Energy bite and energy ball recipes are a dime a dozen, but it’s difficult to find a recipe that contains enough protein to keep you satisfied. These Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Bites are no bake, vegan and gluten free and have the protein pumped up with chocolate protein powder. For two protein bites, you’re getting an impressive amount of protein – 14 grams! Plus 4 grams of filling fiber and for only 200 calories.
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These protein bites taste like chocolate chip cookie dough and I’m officially obsessed. They keep well in the fridge for 2 weeks or in the freezer for 4 months or so (but they never last that long in my house). The oats provide fiber, the peanut butter provides healthy fats and they don’t contain any refined sugar. All of these elements make them a filling snack that helps stabilize your blood sugar levels for a steady supply of energy (and fewer cravings).
The key to delicious protein bites is you have to love the taste and texture of the protein powder you’re using.
How to Choose the Best Protein Powder
Wondering how to pick out a healthy protein powder when there are so many options? Check out my blog posts about how to choose a healthy protein powder for you and whether you really need protein powder to build muscle or promote weight loss.
Here are a few of my favorites:
The Best Vegan Protein Powders
The Best Protein Powders that Aren’t Vegan
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Bites – No Bake, Vegan and Gluten Free!
Do you really need a reason to make these? It’s smart snacking. Having a strategy for what you’re going to eat when cravings strike is essential for staying on track with your goals. Make these protein bites a part of your plan!
If you want more recipes for energy bites, try my Puffed Quinoa Energy Bites with Dried Mango and Almonds, Coconut Cashew Energy Bites or my Chocolate Pistachio Truffles.
Let me know if you tried this recipe – I’d love to see how it turned out and what you thought! Tag me on social media @80twentyrule and #80twentyrule and I’ll be sure to see it.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Bites - No Bake, Vegan and Gluten Free!
- 1/2 cup rolled oats (gluten-free)
- 1/2 cup chocolate protein powder
- 1/2 cup natural peanut butter
- 2 tbsp unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 1 1/2 tbsp maple syrup
- 3 tbsp dark chocolate chips