sweet and salty protein bites with a coffee mug

Sweet and Salty Protein Bites

These delicious morsels are on current rotation in my kitchen. Long-term rotation actually. Why? Super healthy, delicious, crave control! Need I say more?

Each protein ball is loaded with ALL the good stuff but quick and easy to make, because no baking is required. You will enjoy (almost) a complete meal in every bite, with whey protein, healthy fats (grass fed butter and coconut oil), flax seed and almonds, just for starters. I love the sweet-salty flavor and texture, plus the dark chocolate gives you a boost of antioxidants. They’re very satisfying and filling too.

sweet and salty protein bites

I actually made a double batch the last two times I prepared this recipe, to be more efficient, as I was going through them at such a rapid pace! These psuedo-cookies really help me to stay on track with my healthy eating, yet still enjoy a nutritious, dessert-like snack.

Remember that last time you were reaching for cookies (or sugar of any kind) in your kitchen? You were about to cave in and then … you did? Well next time, prepare yourself by making a stockpile of these to store in your freezer. Bonus; you can probably enjoy up to 3 or 4 and still respect yourself in the morning. Here’s what you will need:

Ingredients Shopping List

Grass fed butter, such as Kerrygold
Coconut oil
Vanilla protein powder
Ground flax seed
Vanilla extract
Almond butter
Toasted coconut flakes
Roasted, salted almonds
Gluten free, old-fashioned oatmeal
Dark chocolate chips, chunks or shavings from a bar, such as Lily’s or Trader Joes (optional)
Natural granular sweetener (optional)

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sweet and salty protein bites

Note: I’ve been leaving out the natural sweetener lately because for me, there’s enough sweetness in the dark chocolate. You can certainly add it in if you like have a sweeter tooth tho!

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sweet and salty protein bites with a coffee mug

Sweet and Salty Protein Bites

  • Author: Cindy Munson
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 40 servings
  • Category: Wellness
  • Method: No Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Description

These No Bake, Sweet and Salty Protein Bites are loaded with protein, healthy fats and antioxidants! They are such a terrific and yummy way to start the day. Enjoy a couple with your coffee in the morning or anytime of the day that you crave a treat, but want clean eating.


Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp grass fed butter, melted
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 2 scoops protein powder (I use vanilla flavor)
  • 1/2 cup ground flax seed
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup almond butter
  • 1/3 cup toasted coconut flakes, chopped
  • 2/3 cup roasted, salted almonds, chopped
  • 1 cup gluten free, old-fashioned oatmeal
  • dark chocolate chips, chunks or shavings (optional)
  • 3 tsp natural granular sweetener (optional)

Instructions

  1. Melt butter and coconut oil in a glass bowl, in the microwave. Add all remaining ingredients. Mix well by hand.
  2. Form each ball with a 1 inch diameter cookie scoop. Place on a small plate or pan that you can fit in the freezer to set up. Use waxed or parchment between layers.
  3. Freeze for an hour and when firm, move to a Ziploc freezer bag or a freezer-safe container to store. Enjoy!

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 95
  • Sugar: 1.4
  • Sodium: 17.6
  • Fat: 8.1
  • Saturated Fat: 1.8
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 4.3
  • Fiber: 1.9
  • Protein: 3.1

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2 Comments
  • cheri
    Posted at 02:59h, 29 October Reply

    These are really delicious! I will definitely make them again. Thanks for the recipe.

    • cindy munson
      Posted at 03:56h, 29 October Reply

      I’m so glad you like them Cheri!😊

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