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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Protein Energy Bites

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Energy Bites - Loaded with protein for an easy, convenient, and healthy snack option.
Course Breakfast, Snack
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 18

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1/2 cup ground flaxseed
  • 1 scoop protein powder - totally optional
  • 1 cup old-fashioned oatmeal (dry)
  • 2/3 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup honey, see notes for alternative

Instructions

  • In a small food processor or blender, chop coconut.  This is optional as I prefer the coconut to be smaller.
    In a medium bowl, combine coconut flakes, flaxseed, protein powder (optional), chocolate chips, and old-fashioned oatmeal.  Whisk to mix.
    Stir in vanilla extract, peanut butter, and honey. 
    Mix everything well.  Place bowl in freezer for 20 minutes.
    Use a cookie scoop to scoop mixture.  Make sure to make a hard scoop, pressing scoop hard against bowl so the oatmeal mixture is packed into scoop.  This will make it easier to roll and form.
    Roll into balls and place on cookie sheet.  You may wash hands and dry after every couple balls are formed.  This makes it easier to roll and compact mixture. 
    Allow to set on cookie sheet for 1 hour or place in freezer for 30 minutes.  Store in air-tight container.  Maybe be good for weeks.  These can also be frozen.

Notes

*Vegan alternative to honey includes maple syrup.