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No Bake Protein Bites

by chefnatskitchen

These No Bake Protein Balls work great as a grab and go snack, to satisfy a sweet craving and go well with a glass of milk or a cup of coffee – talk about a versatile snack!   You can make a big batch of them in and store them in the fridge or freezer so they last virtually forever!  They are a great source of protein, healthy fats and healthy carbs.  What more could you want?!

Ingredient Notes:

Vanilla Protein Powder: Due to limiting my dairy intake, I try to stay away from whey protein powder.  It’s also somewhat challenging to find a vegan protein powder that tastes good in baking.  I found something in the middle! I use Jay Robb egg white protein, you can buy it at Vitamine Shop or online.

Old Fashioned Oats: They have more nutrients than one-minute oats, but are easier to digest without cooking when compared to steel cut oats. 

Peanut Butter: Buy the natural stuff! Yes, the stuff that has the oil on the top that you need to stir a little before using. If your PB has any ingredients other than “peanuts”, it likely has fillers and unhealthy fats.

Chia Seeds: These little black seeds are loaded with health benefits.  They are high in fiber, manganese, magnesium, antioxidants and protein

Dark Chocolate Chips: I love dark chocolate because they are a little bit less sweet and also provide a bunch of health benefits because of the high % of cacao in comparison to milk chocolate!  Cacao is high in antioxidants, minerals.  It also may reduce the risk of heart disease, lower blood pressure and cholesterol and also contain anti-inflammatory properties

How to Make No Bake Protein Bites

The no bake part is the best!  Place all the ingredients in a large bowl and mix together.  You can use a spoon, but I find it easier to just use my hands to mix all the ingredients together evenly.  The peanut butter works perfectly to stick all the ingredients together so the balls don’t fall apart. Once the ingredients are evenly mixed, 1-2 tbsp worth of the mixture and roll into a ball using your hands. Place them on a baking sheet large enough so there is space between each ball. Put the baking sheet in the fridge for at least 15 minutes to let the balls set and then they will be ready to enjoy!

Storage: The protein balls can be stored in the fridge or freezer so they are ready when you need them, but also last a long time.  Just make sure they are stored in an air-tight container.  I recommend making a big batch at once so you’re set for a while. 

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Serves: 10 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 4.0/5
( 2 voted )

Ingredients

1 cup vanilla protein powder
1 cup old fashioned oats
1 cup peanut butter
1 tbsp Chia seeds
1/3 cup honey
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
2 tbsp unsweetened shredded coconut

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl place protein powder, oats, chia seeds, chocolate chips and coconut
  2. Fold in peanut butter and honey
  3. Separate and roll into balls
  4. Place on a baking sheet, place baking sheet in fridge for 30 mins
  5. Store in fridge in an air tight container

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