No Bake Cookie Energy Bites – The perfect protein packed snack when you’re craving something sweet. (gluten free, vegan)
I whipped these together on Sunday, writing down a few notes on a post-it and posted an Instagram story about some of the recipes I’d made that day. Several of you said you’d like to see the recipe for these, so I made another batch Monday morning using the exact measurements from Sunday and was delighted to see that I’d gotten it just where I want it!
These energy bites taste like no bake cookies. For real.
They taste AMAZING. It truly feels like you’re eating no bake cookie batter. The chocolate/peanut butter combination is amazing, but if you’ve got a peanut allergy or prefer to avoid peanut butter, you can sub something else, like sunflower seed butter, this 7 Nut and Seed blend, almond or cashew butter, etc.
I hope you just LOVE them, like we do!
Notes on the Recipe:
Keep in Mind. When I’m using protein powder in a recipe like this (rather than as a smoothie), it’s important to take into account that the powder will absorb some liquid over 10-15 minutes (or longer). I like for my energy bites to last a full week without drying out, so I like adding a little bit extra milk to the blend (not so that it’s soupy, but so that it’s a little bit sticky). This will keep things from drying out throughout the week.
How long will they keep? About a week (if you don’t eat them all before then!)
If you’re vegan, you can absolutely swap pure maple syrup for the honey. It works like a charm. We also like OLLY’s chocolate protein powder for recipes like this (this isn’t a sponsored post). It’s gluten free & vegan.
As far as the oats go… you can use either old-fashioned or quick-cooking oats for these. We’re gluten free, so we buy certified gluten-free oats. If that’s not a concern, any kind will do!
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- 1 cup old-fashioned or quick cooking oats (use gluten free, if needed)
- ⅔ cup toasted unsweetened shredded coconut (I use this kind)
- ½ cup natural peanut butter
- ⅓ cup honey
- ⅓ cup chocolate protein powder (I use this one)
- ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder or cacao powder
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- pinch salt
- 2-4 Tbsp milk (I use coconut or almond milk)
- Stir together all ingredients in a large bowl until mixture comes together. Start with 2 Tbsp of milk, and add more a little bit at a time, as necessary to get a dough that comes together and is slightly wet. (The protein powder will absorb some liquid over time)
- Refrigerate about 10-15 minutes to allow the dough to firm up a bit, then roll into 1-1½" balls. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 1 week.
- (Alternatively, you can make these in a food processor)
(this post is not sponsored or compensated in any way)