I realized when putting together the Thursday newsletter (<–subscribe!) that I haven’t posted a recipe in a while. So I quickly whipped up these Dark Chocolate Protein Bites as a quick high protein snack. They only took 5 minutes to mix together and the best part is that there is no baking required!
They remind me a bit of a chocolate truffle. The soft center is really good and the sprinkles sweeten up the outside (and make it really pretty!).
I’m always searching for a high protein snack that doesn’t require meat. Not that I don’t like meat, it’s just usually a lot of work to prepare and if I don’t have some Garlic Meatballs or shredded chicken on hand, it can be hard to get in the protein requirement for the day.
These will be great as a pre-strength workout snack!
Mixing them up takes some arm strength since it’s a real crumbly mixture that eventually turns in to a thick batter. It might seem like they won’t come together, but don’t worry, they do!
I used Jif crunchy peanut butter since I was all out of natural, but you can use whatever you like. I liked having a little texture in them, but if you want a creamy bite, I’d go for creamy peanut butter.
Hershey’s Special Dark is the only cocoa powder I use nowadays, but you can definitely use regular unsweetened cocoa powder. They won’t be as rich or dark looking, but I’m sure they’ll still be great.
- 2 tsp cocoa powder
- 2 scoops chocolate protein powder
- 2 tbsp sugarfree maple syrup
- 2 tbsp peanut butter
- 2 tbsp water
- Mix together the cocoa powder and protein
- Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well
- Form in to six balls and roll in sprinkles if desired