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Instead Of A Reese’s, Grab These Peanut Butter And Chocolate Protein Balls

chocolate peanut butter protein bites

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Instead Of A Reese’s, Grab These Peanut Butter And Chocolate Protein Balls

Make these DIY no-bake peanut butter balls ahead of time, and you’ll have some healthy treats ready to fuel a week’s worth of sweat sessions on the courts.

If there’s one thing I learned about myself during my health and fitness journey, it’s that I absolutely must have snacks available (like these yummy energy bites) or I can get “hangry”.

Thankfully, I work out of my house a lot, so it’s pretty easy to grab snacks. To avoid hunger meltdowns, I started making my own little energy bites and trail mixes to bring with me anywhere I go. Not only are they a life saver, but they also help me make better food choices (instead of reaching for junk food).

These tasty bites are my latest creation and loaded with some of my favorite things: peanut butter, coconut, flaxseed, chia seed, and even a little chocolate. I’ve also made them with almond butter, but to me, peanut butter just goes better with the chocolate.

Anyway, I highly recommend whipping up a batch (or two) of these for your snacking. They take 5 minutes tops and you have yourself a nutritious, homemade snack with healthy fats, omega-3 (thanks to chia + flax) and 5g of protein per serving!

Bonus points: They’re freezer friendly. YAAAASSSS!

Chocolate peanut butter protein bites

Peanut Butter And Chocolate Protein Bites

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Category energy balls
Prep Time 5 minutes
Calories 150kcal

Ingredients 

  • ½ cup natural peanut butter
  • ¼ cup coconut palm syrup or raw honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • cup your favorite protein powder
  • cup flaxseed meal
  • cup shredded coconut unsweetened
  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • 1 tbsp mini chocolate chips vegan, if desired
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, mix together peanut butter, coconut palm syrup and vanilla extract until well combined. Add in protein powder, coconut, flaxseed meal, oats, chocolate chips and chia seeds. Mix until well combined.
  • Form the dough into 12 balls. (Depending on the peanut butter consistency, you may need to add a little bit more to help the dough stick.
  • Eat them right away (you'll want to, too!), or place in an airtight container. Store in the fridge for up to 1 week, or in the freezer for up to 1 month.

Notes

If you don’t want to use protein powder, you may need to add a little more oats for the right consistency.
For the  peanut butter, I use an all-natural drippy peanut butter with only peanuts and salt. The natural kind with no additives has the best consistency for this recipe.

Nutrition

Serving: 1ballCalories: 150kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 6.1gFat: 8.8gSaturated Fat: 2.5gFiber: 2.5gSugar: 6.7g
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