Chocolate Protein Energy Bites are the perfect long-lasting energy-boosting snack! These are quick to make, taste delicious, and are the best power snack!
Snacks are a favorite in this house! For years we have been loving energy bites. Some of our favorite energy bites on my blog are Monster Cookie Energy Bites, Chocolate Energy Bites, and Cranberry Almond Energy Bites. They are such a great snack for many reasons, a few being they are portable, tasty, and energy-boosting. What’s not to love?! Another major plus is that my kids love them! I am happy to report that my kids, who are tough critics, also LOVE this recipe for Chocolate Protein Energy Bites. They loved the chocolate and peanut butter combination. I used a scoop of my favorite chocolate protein powder in these Energy Bites to give us an extra boost of protein.
My kids are obsessed with cookie dough lately but luckily they like these energy bites just as much and they are much healthier! The texture is similar. These chocolate energy bites are chewy and delightfully delicious with a peanut butter-chocolate taste.
Why are these Chocolate Protein Energy Bites so great?
Let me tell you why!
-High protein, low sugar snack.
-They taste incredible! Fudgy, peanut butter taste!
-The perfect on-the-go snack.
-Tastes like dessert but is much healthier.
-Quick and easy to make.
-A no-bake recipe!
-They keep great in the fridge.
-The perfect pre or post-workout snack, dessert replacement etc.
Chocolate Protein Energy Bites Amazing Ingredients:
The ingredients are simple and ones I almost always have on hand.
Creamy Peanut Butter- My favorite is Skippy Natural Peanut Butter.
Chocolate Protein Powder- Protein powder is an easy way to get a lot of protein in your diet. I LOVE the taste of the Brownie Batter Chocolate Protein Powder from Clean Simple Eats. (It will be back in stock on June 8th.) Other chocolate protein power favorites suggested by my friends are Dymatize Fudge Brownie, Orgain Creamy Chocolate Fudge, Pure Protein Rich Chocolate, Ideal Lean Chocolate Brownie, True Nutrition Chocolate Fudge Brownie, and Gold Standard Double Rich Chocolate.
Ground Flax Seed
Unsweetened Shredded Coconut- I love the one from Trader Joe’s.
Optional- Wheat Germ, or/and Chia Seeds
Chopped Dark or Semi-Sweet Chocolate or Chocolate Chips- For this recipe, I used the chocolate chunks from Trader Joe’s and cut them a little smaller. Other times I have made this I add Hershey’s Special Dark Chocolate Chips. If you prefer, you may use milk chocolate. I just am not a fan of it.
If you prefer to make this without protein powder, simply omit but add about 1/4 cup more oats and 1 tablespoon more ground flaxseed.
To make these nut-free, use sunflower seed butter.
To make these Chocolate Protein Energy Bites you simply mix everything together! You can mix by hand but it takes a bit of work. I prefer to use my hand mixer, but sometimes put the ingredients in my Kitchen-Aid mixer and stir it all together. Then you roll or scoop into balls. And that’s it!
Keep it in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to about two weeks. I usually just keep mine in a zip-lock bag and put it where the kids can reach it. You can also freeze these for up to 3 months.
This is one of my all-time favorite snacks! You’re going to love it!
Comment and let me know what your favorite brand of protein powder is. I’d love to hear!
Looking for more quick and tasty snacks? Try these!…
- ½ cup creamy peanut butter
- ⅓ cup honey
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup old fashioned oats
- 1 scoop chocolate protein powder
- 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup ground flax seed
- 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut (or coconut flakes)
- (optional) 1 tablespoon wheat germ or 1 tablespoon chia seeds (or 1/2 T. of each)
- ⅓ cup chopped dark chocolate or chocolate chips
Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl using a handheld mixer. Scoop or roll into balls. (About 1 inch in size.) Keep energy bites stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks or freezer for up to 3 months.
If the mixture seems to dry add more peanut butter or honey. (About 1 teaspoon at a time.)
I like to use 1/2 regular cocoa powder and 1/2 dark cocoa powder.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 124Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 36mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 2gSugar: 8gProtein: 4g