Protein Power Bites {Freezer Friendly}

Does “no bake” get you excited in this hot weather? Here’s a snack or dessert that requires no baking and a snap to make. This is my new protein snack after the gym. It’s easy to make in advance and have on hand in the freezer any time I need natural sugar. And because I’m a nice mom, I share with my kids and hubby when they need a little protein too:) Seriously, this is a fun hand held protein snack for kids. They think they’re eating cookie dough balls, which is seriously fun at our house.

It’s very vesatile and forgiving. You can use what you have on hand and add more or less of ingredients to makeĀ a sticky dough. If it’s too sticky, just refrigerate a while and then proceed to dip out those cute little balls. Isn’t this more economical than protein bars and cute to pack in lunches?

recipe adapted from moneysavingmom

Protein Power Bites

Ingredients

  • 3 cups oatmeal
  • 1 cup natural peanut butter or other nut butter
  • 2/3 cup honey
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes, wheat germ or sesame seeds or nuts (or a combo)
  • 1/2 cup protein powder (any flavor)
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips or regular
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla

Instructions

  1. Mix all the ingredients with a stand mixer. Dip out 1-inch balls using a cookie scoop.
  2. Flash freeze balls until firm.
  3. Store in air tight container in freezer for long term storage or refrigerator for short term.
  4. Thaw 15 minutes prior to serving or place in lunch boxes frozen. Devour when ready.
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Comments

  1. Janette Schulte says:

    This looks like a really easy, fun, and economical recipe for me to use. I have low blood sugar attacks, so this will really help and no more spending $1 on a protein bar – so much better! And thanks for the simpler, shorter method for printing out recipes – so great! I’ll certainly pass the word along on your helpful blog.

    Janette S.

  2. Brandette Winblad says:

    Jackie,

    I would love to try this recipe as a healthy snack option! We don’t use protein powder and was wondering if there was something else we could use in it’s place that would be readily available in one’s pantry? Any ideas or tips?

    Thank you for always being so kind and sharing with us all your wonderful, frugal, and tasty recipes. I have learned so much and am on a happy road feeding my family healthy and cheaply. Thank you!

    • Brandette, it’s my pleasure to share. You can use any combination of those items to to thicken the mixture. Add more oats if you like or more chips or wheat bran or germ;O more nutrients never hurts.

  3. Brandette W. says:

    It’s me again. :) Do you use quick or old fashioned oats for these?

  4. Brandette W. says:

    Thank you, Jackie! I have Old-fashioned on hand that I bought at Aldi yesterday to make another batch of your homemade granola. So, I can use those for this too…doubly good! I love when recipes work out like that and I don’t have to buy an additional item to make something.

    By the way, thank you for always replying to posts and questions. Many blogs you never hear from the owner and you kind of feel lost in blogland. But, with your’s I always get reply’s to my questions and I love that you make an effort to connect with us all. So, thank you for taking the time to do this…I know some days it can’t be easy.

    • It’s always a pleasure talking to others who enjoy cooking too. I’m a huge fan of substituting when I can. I buy my oats from Aldi also, we go through about a canister a week with six of us. I’m glad it’s inexpensive :) Happy Labor Day Brandette.

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