Satisfy your cravings for something sweet and chocolaty with these easy No Bake Chocolate Protein Bites made with oatmeal, cocoa powder, almond butter, and other natural ingredients!
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Post-holiday resolutions aren’t exactly the easiest to follow. Especially when you’ve just spent the past few months indulging in chocolate, candy, and cookies! If you’re anything like me, snacking can be a major downfall when you’re trying to stay on track. I made some changes in my diet right after Christmas, but I haven’t totally deprived myself of those cravings for something sweet. Instead, I’ve figured out different ways to satisfy my cravings in a much healthier way!
Yes! You can still have chocolate when you’re trying to stay healthy! Unsweetened cocoa powder isn’t bad for you (dark chocolate is even better)! It’s all of that added sugar that we need to stay away from! These No Bake Chocolate Protein Bites are made with natural ingredients and taste like candy, so they’ll totally satisfy your craving for something sweet! Plus, they’re packed with protein for added benefits!
How to Make No Bake Chocolate Protein Bites
These protein bites took no time at all to make! So if you have a major hankering for chocolate or just need to hush that nagging sweet tooth, this recipe is one to try!
Start with honey, unsweetened cocoa powder, cinnamon, and vanilla in a saucepan. Heat it over medium heat and stir until combined. Remove it from the heat and stir in the almond butter and oatmeal. When the mixture is cool enough to touch, start rolling it into balls. Pop them in the fridge for a little while to cool and you’ve got yourself a sweet, chocolaty snack!
- 2/3 cup honey
- 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
- 1 cup creamy almond butter
- 2 cup quick oats
- In a saucepan over medium heat, heat the honey, cocoa powder, cinnamon, and vanilla until combined.
- Remove saucepan from heat and stir in the almond butter and oats until completely mixed.
- Allow the mixture to cool slightly. Then, form the mixture into small balls with your hands.
- Chill the protein bites in the fridge for 30 minutes, or until hardened.
- Store protein bites in an airtight container in the fridge.
If you’re worried about the sugar in honey (because, yes, it’s still considered a form of sugar, just better for you), use an alternative like yacon syrup or liquid stevia. You may have to adjust the measurements, but you’ll still end up with a healthier chocolate treat!
Not only will these chocolate bites give you a nice dose of protein, they’ll give you a boost of energy, too! They’re the perfect snack to get you through that dreaded afternoon slump!
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