One thing I pride my blog on is the simplicity of recipes and ingredient lists. I understand that time is a limited resource in our world today and that most of us don’t want to spend a ton of time in the kitchen each week. Since preparing food at home is one of the best moves you can make for improving your nutrition choices, having quick and easy recipes like no bake protein bites can be huge.
After you’re done here, be sure to check out my other healthy no bake recipes:
As for the topic at hand, these white chocolate no bake protein bites are a fan favorite with the picky eater in my household. They’re made with real white chocolate and a sticky sweetener that keeps them perfectly soft and tender. You’ll never believe they have 10 grams of protein per bite.
Ingredients for No Bake White Chocolate Protein Bites
This recipe’s white chocolate flavor comes from the obvious, white chocolate. I used Ghirardelli White Baking Bars, but you could use white chocolate chips or another white chocolate source as most have comparable calories and macros. The secondary white chocolate contributor will be white chocolate sugar-free, fat-free pudding mix. If you can’t find white chocolate, you could always substitute vanilla.
If you don’t want to use pudding mix, you could try substituting a mixture of protein powder, stevia or a low-cal sweetener, and corn starch. For this recipe, I’d go with 2 tsp corn starch, 2 Tbsp stevia, and 1/2 scoop (15g) protein powder.
For the sticky sweetener, the recipe calls for honey, but I’ve used Walden Farms Pancake Syrup in its place in other recipes. That could be a way to reduce calories and carbs just a bit. If you try it out, be sure to add slowly as it may be slightly less sticky than honey.
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The macros are with Gold Standard Whey.
If you’d like to learn more about the different types of whey protein and how to find the best value for protein, read this article.
- 4 pieces (56g) White Chocolate, I used baking chocolate
- 1/4 C (60mL) Almond Milk or Low-Cal Liquid, divided
- 3 scoops (96g) Protein Powder, vanilla
- 1 packet (1 oz) Sugar Free Fat Free White Chocolate Pudding Mix
- 1 Tbsp (7g) Coconut Flour*
- 2 Tbsp (42g) Honey
- Line a small plate or dish with parchment paper. Set aside.
- Add the chocolate and 2 Tbsp (30mL) milk or your choice of liquid to a small bowl. Microwave for 30-45 seconds or until the chocolate is melted. Stir every 10-15 seconds.
- Mix the coconut flour, pudding mix, and protein powder before stirring in the chocolate mixture. Gradually add the honey and remaining milk until you have a thick mixture that can be formed into balls. (Different protein powders may need different levels of hydration. If your mixture is too dry, add 1 Tbsp of liquid slowly as needed.)
- Once you have the right consistency, form the mixture into balls using your hands and roll between your palms to smooth. (If you have trouble forming balls, you can place the mixture in the freezer for a few minutes. Since the coconut flour is cold activated, things will really expand/thicken. You can spray your hands with cooking spray to prevent sticking as well.)
- Add 8 golf ball-sized balls to the parchment paper and place in the freezer for 10-15 minutes. Store leftover balls in the freezer and thaw for 5-10 minutes before eating. (Optional: add a bit of protein powder and stevia/sweetener to a plate and roll finished protein balls in powder before freezing.)
*Like I mention in my protein cookie dough recipe, baking raw flour at 350F for a few minutes to kill any potential bacteria is recommended before consuming.
- each protein bite has 4 Smart Points
- Entire recipe (makes 8 protein bites): 952 Calories | 77P | 107C | 24F --- Per protein bite: 119 Calories | 9.6P | 13.4C | 3F
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1 protein bite
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 119Total Fat: 3gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCarbohydrates: 13.4gProtein: 9.6g