Protein Energy Bites

by Kiran on April 27, 2016 · 18 comments

in Desserts, Health, Snack

Why bother with recipes when all I want to do most of the time is just peek into the pantry and fridge, toss a pinch of this and a drizzle of that into a huge bowl and make a nice snack out of it.

It’s truly doable.

Protein Energy Bites | @KiranTarun
I am all for oatmeal. In fact, I am a self-proclaimed oatmeal-fanatic. But sometimes, a change is good. I don’t want to spend most mornings stirring a pot of hot oats. Especially on a humid morning.

I’d rather have these protein energy bites awaiting in the fridge, crumbled onto some milk or yogurt, and call it a day.

Protein Energy Bites | @KiranTarun
The best part about this recipe? This isn’t really a recipe. You can use whatever you have in your pantry and customize it to your diet or liking. And before you know it, you’d be stocking on these protein energy bites like you’d do with homemade granola.

It’s just as simple and good for you 🙂

Protein Energy Bites | @KiranTarun

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Makes 15 to 20 balls


  • 12 soft medjool dates, pitted
  • 3/4 cup raw almonds
  • 3/4 cup raw walnuts
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 2 tbsp flax seeds
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 2 tbsp white sesame seeds
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 heaping tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp cacao powder
  • 2 heaping tbsp hemp protein powder


  1. Dump all the nuts and seeds into the food processor. Blend into coarse crumbs. Add in the rest of the ingredients and pulse until it resembles a sticky crumble.
  2. Feel the crumbs between your fingers. Pulse more if required. It should be sticky enough to form balls. Add a few more pitted medjool dates if required.
  3. Remove crumbs onto a plate. Using your hands, roll crumbs into balls.
  4. These energy bites refrigerate well for up to 2 weeks. Eat as is, or crumble it over a bowl of milk or yogurt. Enjoy.


Protein Energy Bites | @KiranTarun
Off to get into my yoga pose. But before that, gotta head into the fridge and snack. These bites will do it for now.

Have a great weekday, friends 🙂

What is your favorite protein packed, energy driven snack?


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1 Rosa April 27, 2016 at 2:54 PM

Very healthy and so delicious! A great snack.




2 Kiran May 6, 2016 at 1:34 PM

Thanks Rosa. Indeed, can’t beat a homemade snack 🙂


3 dixya @food, pleasure, and health April 27, 2016 at 3:45 PM

i hope your shoulder is feeling better…i love the idea of protein bites and this version looks lovely.
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4 Kiran May 6, 2016 at 1:37 PM

Completely well my dear, thanks 🙂


5 Shibi@FlavzCorner April 28, 2016 at 1:52 PM

Wow, these energy balls looks simply addictive! Love the shiny balls and their size, easy to grab and plop into the :). I am definitely going to try this.
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6 Kiran May 6, 2016 at 1:37 PM

Lol, yes! and please let me know how it tastes. Enjoy 🙂


7 Angie@Angie's Recipes April 28, 2016 at 1:52 PM

They are my favourite workout snacks!
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8 Kiran May 6, 2016 at 6:37 PM

The best!


9 Shashi @ RunninSrilankan April 28, 2016 at 4:35 PM

Kiran, these sound delightful – I love your suggestion to enjoy these crumbled over milk or yogurt! The warmer temps have me not wanting my bowl of oats either and these would be perfect – and, seeing they are packed with all that goodness, they’d be the perfect pre and post workout snack!
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10 Kiran May 6, 2016 at 6:38 PM

I also call it my “healthy crumble”. Perfect with a scoop of froyo 🙂


11 Denise Browning April 29, 2016 at 4:57 PM

Such a healthy and delicious snack… something to devour without guilt.


12 Kiran May 6, 2016 at 6:49 PM

Oh yes!


13 Shumaila May 2, 2016 at 2:36 PM

Love energy bites when I am in a quick need of a snack. These look great!
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14 Kiran May 6, 2016 at 7:00 PM

Thanks dear 🙂


15 John/Kitchen Riffs May 3, 2016 at 9:02 PM

I’m always looking for easy, convenient dishes. And the more protein the better! Lotta flavor in these little bites — great idea. Thanks!
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16 Kiran May 6, 2016 at 7:05 PM

Thanks John! Have a wonderful weekend 🙂


17 Asha May 4, 2016 at 12:06 PM

Kiran, these are amazing and I love energy bites. I’ve never added it in yogurt though, must try. Beautiful.
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18 Kiran May 6, 2016 at 7:15 PM

Oh you have to try it, sprinkled over a bowl of yogurt. Thanks Asha 🙂


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