Sometimes you just need something healthy, filling, yet chocolatey to satisfy your sweet tooth without leaving you with that sugar sick feeling or regretting what you ate the next day.
These cherry chunk protein bites are a perfect fit for times like this—they’re super easy and quick to make, but full of good ingredients and taste amazing as well.
Give the recipe a try, you won’t regret it:
3/4 cup old fashioned or gluten-free oats
3/4 cup rice crisp cereal
1 1/4 cup cinnamon or vanilla whey protein powder
1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
2 Tbsp almond butter
1 Tbsp dark chocolate chunks or chocolate chips
1 Tbsp dried unsweetened cherries, coarsely chopped
1/4 tsp cinnamon
30 grams dark chocolate (about 1/3 bar)
Total prep time: 20 minutes
Mix the oats, rice crisp cereal, and protein powder together in a medium sized bowl. Stir in the almond butter and milk until there are no more dry chunks of anything, then add the chocolate chunks and cherries.
Place on wax paper and stick in the refrigerator to chill for about a half an hour (optional, but makes the dough easier to work with).
Roll the dough into eight balls, getting your hands slightly wet beforehand to make it slightly easier to work with. Alternatively, you could form them into bigger protein bars—this recipe would make about 5 decent sized bars.
Next, melt the dark chocolate in the microwave or over the stovetop, being careful not to burn it.
Dunk the protein bites into the chocolate, then place back onto the wax paper. Let cool in the fridge for 30-60 minutes, then eat up!
Macros per 1/8 recipe: