My kids get their affection for sweet treats honest (hello, total dessert junkie here), and it’s part of the reason we all love these nutritious peanut butter protein bites. Yes, they taste like a dessert but they’re full of some pretty great ingredients.
Do you think my kids would willingly eat protein, fiber and Omega-3 packed chia seeds under any other circumstance? No. They would not. However, when you roll them up in these incredibly yummy peanut butter protein bites they go down the hatch with great ease and that’s a win in my book.
Peanut Butter Protein Bites Recipe
So, unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few years you’ve no doubt seen these energy ball recipes all over the place.
I was in the same boat and only recently tried making them for myself.
Believe me when I say that I was kicking myself for not making a recipe like these peanut butter protein bites before. They are just SO GOOD and so easy to put together.
Of course, another great thing about making your own protein bites or energy balls is that the sky is the limit when it comes to what you put inside them.
If you’re allergic to peanuts you can certainly use another nut butter like almond butter. To make these peanut butter protein bites vegan you can swap the raw honey for agave nectar and the chocolate chips for vegan chocolate chips.
I love making a batch of these peanut butter protein bites over the weekend so that we have easy grab-and-go snacks in the refrigerator for the first half of the week. They are great for popping into lunch boxes and they also make a wonderful after school snack for the kids.
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Do you have any favorite ingredients for protein bites? I’d love to hear what you use to make yours extra yummy!
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- 2 cups rolled oats
- 1 cup extra-crunchy peanut butter
- ½ cup raw honey
- ½ cup raw sunflower seeds
- ½ cup mini chocolate chips
- 2 tbsp. chia seeds
- Add all ingredients to a food processor and pulse until well combined. Cover and refrigerate mixture for 30 minutes.
- Form 1.5” balls and place on a baking sheet lined with waxed paper. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. Enjoy!