These bite-sized, gluten-free Peanut Butter Protein Bites are the perfect afterschool snack for the kids. Loaded with protein and so satiating yet made without refined sugar, they’ll be gone in minutes so be sure to make a double batch. You can easily substitute almond butter (or your favorite nut butter) for peanut butter in this recipe.
When you need a mid morning or afternoon pick me up, these protein balls are just the thing. These healthy no bake bites are so easy to make and tasty to snack on.
How to Make These Peanut Butter Protein Bites
- Place a piece of parchment paper on a large plate and set aside.
- Place ½ cup of the oats in a food processor and pulse until it reaches a flour-like consistency.
- Add oat flour and all remaining ingredients to a large mixing bowl and stir until combined. Note: If your peanut butter is not a runny consistency, place it in the microwave for 20-30 seconds.
- Scoop the batter using a tablespoon and use clean hands to roll into balls. Place balls on prepared plate. Once batter is used up, place balls in the freezer to firm up. Enjoy chilled.
Are Protein Balls Good For You?
These protein bites taste like a real treat, but they are a great option for a healthy snack for kids and adults alike. They are full of energy boosting ingredients:
- Peanut butter – a great source of protein and B6.
- Honey – a natural sweetener with antioxidants so you don’t need refined sugar.
- Oats – a whole grain that is rich in vitamins, minerals and fiber.
- Dark chocolate chips – high in antioxidants and other nutrients.
- Walnuts – high in healthy fats and protein.
- Chia seeds – a great source of omega-3s, iron and calcium
These peanut butter and chocolate balls are packed full of healthy ingredients you can feel good about giving to your family!
These No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Bites Are Great for Make-Ahead Snacks
I love to make a batch of these at the start of the week, so you know you have a healthy treat to hand when hunger hits or when the kids come back from school. You can store the protein bites in the fridge for up to two weeks, or in the freezer for 3 months, so I always like to make a double batch.
Gluten Free Energy Balls
These peanut butter protein bites are naturally gluten free and made without refined sugar. To make them vegan, simply use maple syrup in place of the honey and check that your dark chocolate chips are dairy-free.
My kids absolutely love these bites and I love that they are enjoying healthy snacks! They go down pretty well with the grown-ups too!
Top Tips to Make Peanut Butter Protein Bites
- If you, or anyone in your family, has a gluten intolerance, check that your oats are gluten-free certified.
- Do line a plate with parchment before you freeze it so the balls don’t stick.
- You can also use your hands or a small scoop to shape the balls.
- Himalayan salt has a milder flavor and is recommended for this recipe, but if you use regular table salt, you will only need a pinch.
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These bite-sized, gluten-free snacks are the perfect afterschool snack for the kids. Loaded with protein and so satiating yet made without refined sugar, they'll be gone in minutes so be sure to make a double batch.
Place a piece of parchment paper on a large plate and set aside.
Place ½ cup of the oats in a food processor and pulse until it reaches a flour-like consistency.
Add oat flour and all remaining ingredients to a large mixing bowl and stir until combined. Note: if your peanut butter is not a runny consistency, place it in the microwave for 20-30 seconds.
Scoop the batter using a tablespoon and use clean hands to roll into balls. Place balls on prepared plate. Once batter is used up, place balls in the freezer to firm up. Enjoy chilled.
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