chocolate peanut butter protein bites recipe

There’s a big handful of dark chocolate chips stirred into these fun-to-make, fun-to-eat protein bites, and I think you’re going to love them!

As you can tell from the last five or six recipes, I’ve been having a love affair with dark chocolate chips lately. Does my body need quick-burning carbs? Am I craving the tiny hit of caffeine? Are my hormones out of whack? Or has tossing a bag into my shopping cart simply become a habit?

It could be all or none of those reasons, and I don’t think I really care. I mean, sure, you should watch your overall sugar intake to keep your body’s insulin levels in check. But when you’re mostly eating fresh, unprocessed foods—I’m talking vegetables, fruits, and whole grains—you can afford to have a little fun.

Aside from the chocolate, the best thing about this recipe is that you don’t need to turn on the oven. These bites are no-bakes, baby! And you probably already have all of the ingredients in your pantry. So gather your loved ones (those dark chocolate chips and the kiddos!) and mix up a batch of these now! 

This recipe was originally created for Mama Love Chocolate Protein, which is no longer in production. Looking for a great alternative? For a similar taste and consistency, try using a high-quality, plant-based protein powder made from yellow peas, like Naked Pea Chocolate Pea Protein Powder


  • 1 cup Old-Fashioned Oats
  • ½ cup Peanut Butter
  • 1/3 cup Plant-based Chocolate Protein Protein
  • 1/3 cup Dark Chocolate Chips
  • ¼ cup Maple Syrup
  • 2 Tablespoons Cocoa Powder


Put all of the ingredients in a bowl and mix with a wooden spoon. (Be prepared for an arm workout!) Or place all ingredients in a food processor and blend on high until well mixed. Use a small ice cream scoop to roll the mixture into ping-pong-ball size portions. Or just roll them up with your hands. Store in a covered container in the fridge. Makes about 12 balls; 6 servings. 

Nutrition Facts

Servings: 1 (2 balls)

Calories 248 

 Amount per Serving% Daily Value
Total Fat13.8g18%
Saturated Fat3.7g18%
Total Carbohydrate25.3g9%
Dietary Fiber3.2g11%
Total Sugars13.5g 

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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