Death by WordPress… no wait, I meant Chocolate! 

Chocolate Protein Energy Bites

Cooking comes naturally to me. Writing kind of goes with the flow too. Technology on the other hand makes me feel like Santa in a bathing Suit, on a Segue, riding along Wall Street, smack in the middle of winter. Well, if you’re from NYC, you would hardly find that strange but then that’s probably how most of the kids, born in the 90’s feel about WordPress! 

I, on the other hand,  am getting sleepless nights and major anxiety attacks, figuring out this “Widgets & tags” business. And like most women in their mid thirties, (or is it all women in general?), I turn to chocolate when I’m stressed! Lucky for me, my skills in the kitchen came to my rescue and I came up with these guilt-free-eat-your-heart-out Chocolate Protein truffle-like bites. I’m still stressed but at least I can eat my chocolate bites without the additional stress of gaining those extra lbs. 

You know you want them too. Here, let me help. And with any luck, if you happen to be a techie, you can always help me back 😉! 

Sunwarrior Vanilla Protein Powder

Before moving on to the recipe, I’d like to introduce you to my favorite protein supplement. Say hello to Sunwarrior Protein. I’ve tried and tested (and tasted) a decent variety of protein powders but this particular one is the one I keep going back to. And before you ask, Yes. I do have a “why” list! 

  1. It’s organic 
  2. It’s Soy free
  3. It’s non GMO 
  4. It’s Gluten free
  5. It has No added sugar
  6. It’s plant-based
  7. It’s available in quite a few flavors
  8. It’s vegan
  9. It’s also available at wholefoods (hey, that makes life easy for some of us!)
  10. It’s non cardboard-like. (No I haven’t tasted cardboard, but I have a wild imagination)
  11. I’m recommending it. Highly! 

https://sunwarrior.com/


    Ingredients

    Ingredients for the Chocolate Protein Energy Bites

    • Bob’s Red Mill’s Almond Meal: 1 cup
    • Peanut Butter powder: 1/4 cup
    • Bob’s Red Mill’s Oat Flour: 1 cup
    • Shredded unsweetened dry Coconut: 1/4 cup
    • Sunwarrior Protein (I used vanilla): 1 cup (that’s about 3 scoops)
    • Kellogg’s All Bran buds: 1 cup ( don’t skip this one, it’s the wow factor in this recipe because of the crunch it brings. If you must replace, use rice crisps)
    • Honey: 1/2 cup
    • Maple Syrup(lite): 1/4 cup
    • Nestle Tollhouse semi-sweet Chocolate chips/chunks: 1 cup (melted)
    • Coconut oil: 1/8 cup 

    Preparation for Chocolate Protein Energy Bites

      1. Mix all of the ingredients in a giant bowl. 
      2. Using your palms (I mean what else could you possibly use?) roll this mix into 1″ round balls (and no need to get too technical) 
      3. Stop snacking on it while you make the rest of the batch. (The struggle is real) 

      P.S. check out some of the products I used. 👇🏻

      http://www.bobsredmill.com/whole-grain-oat-flour.html

      http://www.all-bran.com/products/bran-buds.html

      https://www.verybestbaking.com/products/4029/tollhouse/nestle-toll-house-semi-sweet-chocolate-chunks/

      http://www.bobsredmill.com/almond-meal-flour.html

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