These Chocolate Covered Almond Protein Bites are to die for! They are great for a quick grab and go breakfast, enjoy them as a snack or grab a few before or after a workout. The protein and healthy fats from the protein powder and almonds make them super satisfying.
Ingredients in Protein Bites
Today I decided to try a new combination of ingredients for protein bites from my favorite Peanut Butter Chocolate Protein Bites and they are delicious!
What’s new? I used blue agave syrup instead of honey because it is supposed to be a lower glycemic sweetener and therefore not affect your blood sugar levels as much. (I got it right at my local grocery store.)
Also, instead of pre-made peanut butter I used whole roasted and salted almonds. Lastly, coconut flour instead of oat. I love the flavor that was the end result.
How to make Chocolate Covered Almond Protein Bites
First, you are going to grind up your almonds in a food processor with the olive oil. Continue grinding until it is very small meal… it won’t be completely smooth.
Then, add in the rest of your ingredients except for the chocolate chips and combine in the food processor. Next, remove the food processor off of the base unit and take out the blade. Then, add your chocolate chips and stir well. If you are having trouble getting them to stick together, add a little more agave syrup at a time until they stick well!
Finally, shape into 1-inch balls. Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container for about a week or in the freezer for a month. I don’t think they will last that long in your home, but just in case!
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- 2 cups whole almonds, roasted and salted
- 2 tbsp vegetable oil
- 1/4 cup coconut flour
- 1/2 cup vanilla protein powder
- 1/2 cup blue agave syrup (maple syrup or honey can be used as well)
- 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
- Using a food processor or blender, grind almonds with oil until it resembles very small meal. It will not be completely smooth.
- Add remaining ingredients except for chocolate chips. Pulse to combine well.
- Remove from food processor, and remove blade from bowl. Add chocolate chips and stir well.
- Shape into 1-inch balls. If you are having a hard time getting them to stick together add a little bit more of the agave syrup.
- Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container for 1 week or in freezer for up to 1 month.
If needed refrigerate mixture before forming into balls to make it a little easier.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 15 Serving Size: 2 bites
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 198Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 99mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 3gSugar: 9gProtein: 7g
This post was originally published on January 11, 2019 and updated on October 26, 2020.