If you want to try something that won’t make you feel guilty then these protein bites are just the thing, they’re great for anyone looking to have a sweet treat. I have made these protein bites before and they are as delicious as I remember. I love having a sweet treat after dinner or just as a snack anytime of the day. I also try to work out as much as I can during the week so these little bites are perfect to keep me in line.
These can be made with any dried fruit, chocolate or anything in between. I got the idea of making these after watching a video of a fitness trainer on Instagram.
It seemed simple enough because there is no baking required. I used an assortment of dried fruit, coconut flakes and chia and ground flaxseeds. All of which I would normally put on my morning oats for breakfast.
I mixed the ingredients together in a large bowl and refrigerated it until it was firm enough to make into balls. I placed the mixer in a coffee bowl to save some refrigerator space, but feel free to leave it in the bowl. NO Need to dirty dishes.
Once the the mixer was firm enough, I took a cookie scoop and made small balls, you can also use a spoon. I decided to melt some chocolate and top them off, I used both dark and milk chocolate for these.
I placed them on a plate until the chocolate set and Viola !!! Delicious Healthy Protein Bites are ready for you. These are also great on the go snacks, if your busy and don’t want any guilt. I almost always prefer making my food especially if your health conscious.
makes about 24 small balls
- 1 cup oats
- 1/2 C coconut flakes
- 1/2 C ground flaxseeds
- 1 Tbs. chia seeds
- 1/2 t cinnamon
- 1/2 C peanut butter
- 1/3 C honey
- 1/4 dried cranberries
- 1/4 goji berries
- 1 t. vanilla extract
In a large bowl mixed all ingredients together until fully incorporated. Refrigerate for 30 mins until firm and roll balls.
Top with melted chocolate (optional)
Eat and Enjoy!
If you have a nut allergy please feel free to use Nut-free butters. You can also substitute whatever dried fruit you have on hand. And if your melting chocolate in the microwave and its stiff add a bit of oil (used coconut oil) this makes the stiff chocolate more pliable.