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Energy Boosting Chocolate PB Protein Bites

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 This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Nature Nate’s 100% Pure, Raw & Unfiltered Honey. All opinions are 100% mine.

After less-than-stellar willpower in regards to avoiding my kids’ year-end treats + candy {I did not} and then Summer Vacation- my cravings were a bit out of control.

It happens, it’s called life. Instead of beating myself up about it, I immediately buckled down to get back on track for the summer. One of my favorite tricks for weaning myself off processed sugar is honey!

It is sweeter than processed sugar, so you don’t need to use as much.  And unlike processed sugar, raw honey contains several B vitamins, as well as A, D, E, K vitamins, and antioxidants, so I am getting really important nutrients in as well.  Honey- more importantly, raw honey- is low on the glycemic index, so it is a great energy source without the dreaded sugar crash.

This past week as I found myself starting to cave, I whipped up a batch of my favorite Chocolate PB Protein Bites, which are a staple in my home and I realized I have yet to share my recipe!

You will love them – they are packed with protein, honey, oats, peanut butter, chia seeds and just a little bit of dark chocolate! I love to grab a couple when I am done working out for a great post-workout snack to help my body to recover! They would also make an excellent pre-workout snack! 

You can whip up a batch of these delicious protein bites in no time! 

In a large bowl combine all your ingredients: PB, Protein Powder, Dark Chocolate Chips, Oats, Chia Seeds, Vanilla, and Nature Nate’s honey.  

Mix with a spatula or heavy wooden spoon until well combined it will be a bit sticky and thick! 

Use your hands to form the protein bites! 

Once you have created all your delicious protein bites move pan to the fridge or freezer, depending on how fast you’d like them to set up. Once set up, remove from pan and place into an airtight container- keep refrigerated. >> Waiting for them to set up is THE hardest part!  

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Energy Boosting Chocolate PB Protein Bites

Whether pre or post workout these delicious energy boosting chocolate peanut butter protein bites will be calling your name!! They are the perfect way to fuel your body or help it to recover! 

Servings 12
Calories 281 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Vanilla Protein Powder
  • 1 Cup All Natural Peanut Butter
  • 1/2 Cup Nature Nate’s 100% Raw and Unfiltered Honey
  • 1 Cup Old Fashioned Rolled Oats
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla
  • 2 Tbsp Chia Seeds
  • 1/2 Cup Dark Chocolate Mini Chips

Instructions

  1. Mix ingredients until well blended  

  2. Form balls and place on cookie sheet lined with parchment paper 

  3. Let set for 1 hour 

Nutrition Facts
Energy Boosting Chocolate PB Protein Bites
Amount Per Serving
Calories 281 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 19mg6%
Sodium 131mg6%
Potassium 264mg8%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 17g19%
Protein 13g26%
Vitamin A 2IU0%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 95mg10%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

When it comes to honey you have to choose a RAW, unfiltered version. Many store-bought honey brands are filled with high fructose corn syrup, fillers, and even pesticides! Scary, right?!? I really like  Nature Nate’s 100% Pure, Raw & Unfiltered Honey”. Nature Nate’s does not include any unnecessary ingredients or fillers. #winning   Find Nature Nate’s at a store near you! 

Did I mention you will love these?! But I do feel like I need to disclose a bit of a warning! These protein bites are HIGHLY addictive! So I like to portion mine out in little snack bags of 2-3 and then freeze them – it makes it super easy to grab them on the way to the gym for a quick and easy breakfast on the go! I also will throw them in my kids’ lunches as well.  Even my pickiest eater is a FAN!! I love that she totally snuck into the frame to grab one when I was trying to take this “professional” shot!  

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3 Comments

  1. katerina @ diethood.com says:

    5 stars
    The perfect snack! I can’t wait to make these!

  2. Carrie Robinson says:

    5 stars
    These would make the perfect pre-workout snack! 🙂 Yum.

  3. Krissy Allori says:

    5 stars
    Love these so much! They are great to have on hand when you need a snack and you want to keep it healthier. I also like to use local honey to help combat allergies.

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