Protein No Bake Chocolate Energy Bites
I am the biggest snacker ever. I’ve said it a gazillion times on the blog and Cade can totally vouch for me, (in fact he’s totally the same way). It’s why we’ve posted so many snack recipes like cereal bars, frozen yogurt banana dippers, white chocolate craisin granola bars etc . It’s actually not a bad habit like some may assume. It’s good to keep your metabolism going and your hunger at bay by frequently eating. So many skip a meal or snacks trying to lose weight and all they are doing is telling their bodies to hold onto every calorie possible because your body knows you’re going to make it wait to eat. The only hard part is deciding what to eat. These protein no bake chocolate energy bites are one of our solutions.
A long time ago my cute friend, Ali posted these awesome energy bites that went completely wild on pinterest. Everyone loves them! They are a great little snack and you don’t have to feel guilty as if you’d baked up some mozzarella sticks or something. Wait, did she just throw mozzarella sticks out there as a snack? Pretty much. But don’t worry, I’ve given up that Jr. High habit. Although now that we are talking about them, gosh dang that sounds good! I haven’t had them with marinara sauce in years! Ok, focus, girl, focus. So I loved Ali’s recipe and I totally think you should try them, but we were looking for something with a little more protein to help us maintain our toning that we are working on in our workouts every day.
So, we added a little protein powder and a tiny amount of puffed rice (not rice krispies) just for additional texture but it’s totally optional. Even Cade loves them and he’s pretty strict about his snacking. They are totally awesome and we can’t wait to hear what you think!
- 1 cup old fashioned rolled oats (not quick oats)
- ½ cup almond butter
- ¼ cup plus 1 teaspoon honey
- ¼ cup chocolate protein powder
- ½ cup chocolate chips
- ⅓ cup puffed brown rice
- In a large bowl, combine all of the ingredients with a wooden spoon. Form into balls (see note) and store in an air tight container in the fridge between snacking.