Protein Energy Bites

You can never have too many recipes for Protein Bites! What you have in your pantry at any given moment will  determine which Protein Bite recipe you will  make, right?
The other night, my husband asked if I had any chocolate in the house and rather than handing him a little bowl of chocolate chips, I whipped up a batch of these. Infinitely better for you than that little bowl of choc chips!
Protein Energy Bites

1 cup Rolled Oats
1/2 cup Peanut Butter
2 Tablespoons Coconut Oil
1/2 cup Chocolate Chips – mini ones are best but use what you have
1/4 cup Honey
1/4 cup Chia Seeds
1/4 cup Dates, chopped
1/4 cup dried Cranberries
1/4 cup Pecans, chopped
2 Tablespoons Protein Powder
Pinch of Cinnamon

Sesame Seeds or Fine Desiccated Coconut

In a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients except sesame seeds until everything is evenly distributed.
Roll into about 24 balls – I use a #2 Pampered Chef scoop for uniform size
Roll some or all in sesame seeds or coconut.
Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to set.
Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.

Protein Energy Bites rolled into a log for slicing instead of rolling into balls.

Roll the mixture into a log.
Wrap in parchment paper and refrigerate overnight or for at least 4 hours. ( I slide my wrapped dough into an empty paper towel roll that I slit open for ease of transferring to refrigerator and it helps the dough retain its cylindrical shape)
Slice into 1/4inch slices
Store in airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.

Protein Energy "Cookies" - not so messy on the hands!
Protein Energy “Cookies” – not so messy on the hands!

Yield: 3 Dozen


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