Quick and easy homemade energy bites.  Soft, chewy and deliciously packed with protein, fiber and nutrients, these No Bake Honey Nut Vanilla Protein Bites only require 6 ingredients and are perfect for snacking on the go!

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Hey hey heeeey, friends!

T-minus NINE days until the official start of summer!

And, you know what that means… bathing suit season.  🙄

I’m not sure if that deserves a ‘woot-woot’ or a ‘wooomp-womp’.

I’ll be brazen and say it deserves a little bit of both.

I mean, so much YESSSS to lounging poolside, frolicking by the ocean and soaking up the summer sun!

But, yikes to the actual bathing suits and how little material they contain.  🙈

Well, since you just can’t have summer without all the snacking, and without itsy bitsy teenie weenie yellow polka-dot bikinis, today we are going to bust out some homemade bites PERFECT for BOTH the season AND your waistline!

High Five!  ✋

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Honey Nut Vanilla Protein Bites

… actually, make that EASY Homemade Honey Nut Vanilla NO BAKE Protein Bites.

These bodacious bites are soft, yet dense and chewy with a marvelous melt in your mouth feel.

Plus they are LOADED with all the flava – think smooth vanilla, salty nuts, creamy peanut butter and subtly sweet honey – and PACKED with protein and fiber, which makes these bites perfect for when hunger strikes.

⬆️ Because being hangry is never a good look.

And best of all, these amaze-ball little bites are CHOCKFULL of good for you, nutrient rich ingredients, so you can keep up with those lofty beach body goals!   💪

Did I mention these bites are PACKED with protein?

I’m talking, jam-up jelly-tight PACKED with PROTEIN.

Not only do you get protein from the nuts, but you also get a huge BOOST of protein power from Bob’s Red Mill Vanilla Protein Powder.

Bob’s Red Mill Nutritional Boosters are plant-based protein at its finest.  With probiotics, pre-biotic fiber AND 20 grams of protein per serving, Bob’s Boosters help keep your snack game STRONG.

On top of all that nourishing, heavenly healthy goodness, Bob’s Red Mill Vanilla Protein Powder is sweetened with monk fruit, so it tastes absolutely DELICIOUS.

I kid you not, I was tempted to eat the protein powder with a shovel.  It’s THAT good.

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As if all the deliciousness that is these little balls of YUM wasn’t enough, these bad boys are also a CINCH to throw together.

NO baking, NO whisking, NO stand-mixing.

Just you, a food processor, 6 ingredients and some good ole fashioned rolling with your hands.

This is how it all goes down:

  1. Pulse some cashews in a food processor until they resemble coarse sand.
  2. Mix the cashews together with a handful of hazelnut meal, a scoop of peanut butter, a generous amount of Bob’s Red Mill Vanilla Protein Powder, a drizzle of honey and a few drops of vanilla extract.
  3. Use your hands to roll the mixture into 1’’ balls and place them on a cookie tray lined with parchment paper.
  4. Park the energy bites in the freezer for 20 minutes.  Take them out and lightly roll the bites in some more Bob’s Red Mill Vanilla Protein Powder.  DEVOUR.

Easy-peasy-protein-squeezy.

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Recipe Notes:

These bites are highly customizable, so I encourage you to make these your own!

  1. If you aren’t a fan of cashews, you can substitute any nut you would like.  Hazelnuts, almonds, or peanuts would all be delicious.
  2. While the recipe calls for hazelnut meal, I have used almond meal before and it is just as delightful!
  3. You can substitute any nut butter for the peanut butter, just make sure it is creamy and the no-stir variety.
  4. If you are vegan, feel free to substitute maple syrup for the honey!

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Healthy, delicious and packed with nourishing goodies, these Honey Nut Vanilla Energy Bites are a snack you can feel GOOD about eating.

Until Thursday friends, cheers – to gettin’ your healthy summer snack on!

-XOXO-

Cheyanne

Click HERE to get your coupon to save $3 on Bob’s Red Mill Nutritional Boosters!!  Psssst, they come in FOUR flavors – Plain, Vanilla, Chocolate and Chai!

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of CLEVER and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

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Honey Nut Vanilla Protein Bites (No Bake)
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 
Quick and easy homemade energy bites. Soft, chewy and deliciously packed with protein, fiber and nutrients, these No Bake Honey Nut Vanilla Protein Bites are perfect for snacking on the go!
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 18
Calories: 96 kcal
Ingredients
  • ¼ Cup Cashews *
  • 2/3 Cup Hazelnut Meal *
  • 1/2 Cup Creamy Peanut Butter *
  • 1/3 Cup Bob’s Red Mill Vanilla Protein Powder , plus more for coating
  • ¼ tsp Vanilla Extract
  • ¼ Cup + 1 TBS Honey
Instructions
  1. In the bowl of a food processor, add the cashews and pulse to finely chop. The cashews should resemble coarse flour.
  2. Line a small baking sheet or plate with parchment paper and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl mix together the finely chopped cashews with the almond meal, peanut butter, and protein powder. Add in the vanilla extract and honey and use your hands to mix well.
  4. Use your hands and scoop out about 1 tablespoon of the mixture. Roll into a ball (should be about 1-1 ½’’) and place on prepared baking sheet. Repeat rolling until all the mixture is used.
  5. Transfer the baking sheet to the freezer and freeze for 20 minutes.
  6. Lightly roll the protein bites in more vanilla protein powder. Eat or store in the refrigerator for up to 6 weeks. Enjoy!
Recipe Notes

These bites are highly customizable, so I encourage you to make these your own!

  1. If you aren’t a fan of cashews, you can substitute any nut you would like.  Hazelnuts, almonds, or peanuts would all be delicious.
  2. While the recipe calls for hazelnut meal, I have used almond meal before and it is just as delightful!
  3. You can substitute any nut butter for the peanut butter, just make sure it is creamy and the no-stir variety.
  4. If you are vegan, feel free to substitute maple syrup for the honey!
Nutrition Facts
Honey Nut Vanilla Protein Bites (No Bake)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 96 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 4mg 1%
Sodium 38mg 2%
Potassium 66mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 5g 2%
Sugars 3g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin C 0.2%
Calcium 2%
Iron 2.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.