Healthy, Athlete Recipe: Peanut Butter-Chocolate Protein Energy Bites
I’m always looking for healthy and easy recipes for healthy snacks throughout my day, that keep me going and satisfy my hunger (and my sweet tooth!).
These Peanut Butter-Chocolate Protein Energy Bites are one of my favorites – whether I just need a little snack before lunch or after a workout.
Beware: if you’re a peanut butter and chocolate fan, you will fall in LOVE. Hard.
Go ahead. Do it. No one’s judging you (they’re good for you, remember?)
Makes: 2-3 Dozen Bites (depending on what size you make the bites)
1/4 Cup Mini Chocolate Chips (I use Nestle)
1 Cup Old Fashion Oats (100% Whole Grain)
1/4 Cup Honey
1/2 Cup Peanut Butter (I use Skippy Naturals Creamy)
2/3 Cup Coconut Flakes
3 Scoops (1/2 cup) Chocolate Protein Powder (I use Hammer Chocolate Recoverite)
Directions: Measure out all your ingredients and toss them together into a medium sized mixing bowl. Stir all the goodness with a batter spatula until all of the powder, oats, chips, and flakes are incorporated with the peanut butter and honey.
Once all mixed up together, use your hands to break off small clumps of the mixture and roll between hands to form into bite size balls (about 1 inch bite sizes). Then test one to be sure it’s not poison. 😉 Place them on wax paper lined tray or plate and refrigerate for about 30 mins just so they can harden a tiny bit. Feel free to store in plastic zip lock baggies or however you please.
See? Super simple, delicious, and healthy. You’re welcome.