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Almond butter energy bites make a great snack or meal option. These no bake bites come together in a snap.
One of my favorite things about almond butter energy bites is how quick they are to make. They are a great protein filled meal or snack when I’m looking for something quick to grab.
Rather than using peanut butter, I opted to mix it up a bit by using almond butter to make these bites. The oats give the protein bites a nice texture and the chocolate chips give a nice amount of sweetness. I love the occasional pop of sweetness the chocolate chips give here.
If there are no nut allergies in your home, this is also a great snack option for kids, especially as an after-school snack when kids typically come home “starving” like mine often do.
To take it one step further and make these a real treat, the bites can be partially dipped in some melted chocolate.
What are the benefits of almond butter?
Almond butter is a good source of the healthy monounsaturated fats which are associated with lowering the risk of heart disease. Almonds are a fantastic source of antioxidants and can help reduce hunger because they are low in carbs and high in protein and fiber. Overall, almonds contain lots of healthy fats, fiber, protein, magnesium and vitamin E.
Why you’ll love this recipe
- Great after school snack
- Perfect after workout snack
- Easy to make and little mess
- Great meal prep idea
What you’ll need to make this recipe.
How to make this recipe
The process to make these is very easy, and it’s something kids can also help make. Bonus is they are no bake!
1 – Mix the oats, protein powder, salt, and cinnamon in a bowl and give it a good stir.
2 – Add in the almond butter. It will take a good amount of mixing to combine the almond butter completely with the dry ingredients, but it will come together.
3 – Once the batter is combined well, add in the chocolate chips and stir them into the mixture.
4 – After everything is stirred together, form the mixture into round bites, about 1 – 1 1/2“ thick. The mixture should make about 24 bites.
I place the bites on parchment paper and put them in the fridge to let them chill for about an hour. They can be eaten chilled or at room temperature.
How do I store my protein bites?
The protein bites will last up to 2 weeks in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Can I freeze my protein bites?
Yes, store them in an air tight container in the freezer for up to 3 months.
Thaw them in the refrigerator overnight when ready to eat.
Calories per serving (3 bites): 280
- 1 1/4 cup old fashioned oats
- 1 scoop protein powder, your favorite protein powder
- 1/4 teaspoon pink salt
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 10 ounces almond butter
- 2 tablespoons mini chocolate chips
- Prepare cookie sheet with parchment paper. Place all dry ingredients in a large bowl and mix together.
- Add almond butter and mix until almond butter is thoroughly mixed with the dry ingredients. Stir chocolate chips into mixture.
- Form approximately 1 - 1 1/2-inch thick balls and place on parchment paper. Place in fridge for 1 hour until chilled.
I use Enjoy Life mini chocolate chips.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 280Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 98mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 6gSugar: 3gProtein: 12g
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