No Bake Double Chocolate Protein Bites

hi there, lovely friends! today, i’ve got a delicious and super easy recipe for you: No Bake Double Chocolate Protein Bites.

these bites are the perfect snack or treat to satisfy your chocolate cravings while giving you a protein boost. and the best part? no baking required! let’s dive right into the ingredients:

ingredients:

  • the protein powder brings a subtle richness to the bites, and you can choose between chocolate or vanilla for a customizable flavor.

  • cocoa powder adds that unmistakable chocolatey depth, giving your bites that deep cocoa flavor.

  • a touch of vanilla extract elevates the overall taste with its aromatic sweetness.

  • medjool dates contribute a natural, caramel-like sweetness that binds everything together, so they’re really important!

  • the runny peanut butter infuses a nutty creaminess that complements the chocolate perfectly. you can sub with almond butter, cashew butter or sunbutter!

  • almond milk helps create a smooth, malleable texture that makes forming the bites a breeze.

texture:

these double chocolate protein bites boast a delish combination of textures. the base, with its blend of protein powder, cocoa, and almond milk, creates a soft and fudgy chewy interior.

the medjool dates play a crucial role in providing a natural stickiness, binding the ingredients together into a cohesive mixture.

the outer chocolate coating, made from melted chocolate and a touch of coconut oil, adds a contrasting layer of crispness.

it hardens nicely when chilled, resulting in a satisfying snap when you take that first bite.

why should you incorporate protein powder in your desserts?!

energy boost: protein treats can provide a quick and sustained energy boost, making them ideal for pre- or post-workout snacks.

muscle recovery: the protein in these treats aids in muscle recovery and repair after exercise.

satiety: protein promotes a feeling of fullness, which keeps you fueled longer!

    blood sugar control: protein treats can help stabilize blood sugar levels, preventing energy crashes and sugar cravings.

    nutrient-rich: protein treats often contain other nutrients like vitamins, minerals, and healthy fats, offering a well-rounded snack option.

    convenient: they are quick and easy to prepare, making them a convenient on-the-go snack option.

    you can substitute oat flour for the protein powder in this recipe! oat flour adds a smooth, slightly nutty flavor and a pleasant texture, making it a great choice for kids or anyone looking for an alternative to protein powder.

    it will still contribute to the overall structure of the bites while providing a wholesome, filling component to the recipe.

    start with 1/2 cup and add more if needed, but it should work well as a 1:1 sub.

    overall, these double chocolate protein bites are a yummm treat that satisfies your chocolate cravings while providing a protein-packed punch.

    they’re the perfect blend of textures and flavors, making them a must-try for chocolate lovers and anyone seeking a wholesome snack with a touch of indulgence. enjoy! 🍫😋

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      No Bake Double Chocolate Protein Bites

      Recipe by MaryCourse: Bites, Desserts, No Bake
      Servings

      6

      servings
      Prep time

      30

      minutes

      6-9 servings depending on size. if you want to make these bites extra special for halloween, you can add them to silicone halloween molds for a festive touch. if not, roll the dough into bites.

      Ingredients

      • 1/2 cup protein powder (chocolate or vanilla)
        3 tbsp cocoa powder
        1 tsp vanilla extract
        5 large medjool dates
        1/3 cup runny peanut butter
        1/2 cup almond milk
        for the chocolate coating, you’ll need:
        3/4 cup melted chocolate (to keep low sugar you can use unsweented)
        1 tbsp coconut oil

      Directions

      • in a food processor, combine all ingredients but the chocolate coating and blend until you have a smooth and thick mixture. this will be the base of your double chocolate protein bites.
      • take small portions of the mixture and roll them into bite-sized balls or place in silicone halloween molds. place these balls on a tray lined with parchment paper and pop them into the freezer for about 20-30 minutes. this will help them firm up a bit.
      • while the protein bites are chilling in the freezer, you can prepare the chocolate coating. simply melt 3/4 cup of chocolate with 1 tbsp of coconut oil. you can add a base layer to silicone molds if you would like.
      • once the protein bites are firm, take them out of the freezer and dip each one into the melted chocolate, ensuring they’re evenly coated. use a fork or a spoon to help with this process. place them back on the parchment paper to set.
      • allow the chocolate coating to harden by placing the tray in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes.
      • store in the fridge or freezer in an airtight container and enjoy!

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      2 Responses

      1. Oh my gosh I made these and am so so happy I did! They taste like brownie batter but have this gooey, cookie dough texture but aren’t overly sweet. Plus, the protein satiates your sweet tooth! I used almond butter instead of peanut and rolled into balls, froze, then dipped in melted chocolate. So delish!

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