Standard energy bites recipe kicked up with the addition of protein powder and chopped coffee beans and coconut. Super pre- or post-workout snack. Store balls in freezer or fridge and thaw for use.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
30
Yield:
30 bites
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Ingredients

30
Original recipe yields 30 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix oats, peanut butter, honey, dark chocolate chips, flax seeds, protein powder, coconut, chia seeds, and coconut extract together in a large bowl; fold in coffee beans. Form mixture into 1-inch balls.

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  • Place cocoa powder in a small bowl. Roll each ball in the cocoa powder until coated.

Cook's Note:

Vanilla protein powder can be used in placed of the chocolate protein powder. Semisweet chocolate chips can be used in place of the dark chocolate chips.

Nutrition Facts

146 calories; protein 5.6g 11% DV; carbohydrates 15.5g 5% DV; fat 7.9g 12% DV; cholesterol 6mg 2% DV; sodium 55mg 2% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (13)

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Rating: 4 stars
01/20/2017
These are good but the coconut extract is a bit too much. I'd cut it back to 1/2 tsp next time. I also messed up and added the cocoa right into the mixture rather than saving it to roll the balls in... oops! I made these at my son's request and he likes them. He took a baggie full of them to the gym with him tonight. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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18 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 15
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
01/20/2017
These are good but the coconut extract is a bit too much. I'd cut it back to 1/2 tsp next time. I also messed up and added the cocoa right into the mixture rather than saving it to roll the balls in... oops! I made these at my son's request and he likes them. He took a baggie full of them to the gym with him tonight. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
(5)
Rating: 4 stars
02/20/2017
These are delicious! I did make a few changes. I did not have ground flax so I just added some extra oatmeal. I also did not have coconut extract so I added a teaspoon of coconut oil. I chopped up the chocolate chips and added 1/2 cup raisins. Finally we found that cocoa was too bitter so we rolled them in protein powder. Yummy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/07/2017
This is a great recipe. They are tasty and very filling. I did not use chocolate chips in the recipe instead I used dried cranberries. I also substituted the coconut extract for vanilla and they came out very well. I will be making these again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/31/2017
Fantastic snack. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/20/2020
I really enjoyed this but I can only take one at a time. Instead of chocolate protein powder, I used vanilla protein powder mixed with cacao powder and I think that it worked really well. I also didn't have any coconut extract so I used vanilla extract. When I rolled the balls out, I did not put any cocoa powder on the outside and instead of making 30 one inch balls, it made about 60. I also used sweetened coconut flakes because I ran out of unsweetened coconut flakes. Last, I used pumpkin seeds that I broke up with a mortar and pestle instead of flax seeds. Even with these adjustments I found that they still turned out really well and are very worth making. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/25/2019
I love these and so does my family! Only changes I made were I didnt' use coconut extract I used coconut oil and no cocoa powder but I don't think it needed either. I froze them in the freezer for about an hour and then they get nice and hard and don't stick together quite as much. I will keep making these for sure! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/26/2019
Awesome! I used my Ninja to pulse the oats then added the chia ground flax chocolate chips a chunk of coconut oil vanilla protein powder a handful of raisins and the cocoa. I made it into a ball and refrigerated it for about 30 min before making individual balls. I like how the cocoa is incorporated. My teens will love these! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/07/2019
Didn't have coconut on hand so I added raspberry extract and raspberry jam instead. Note to self use mini chocolate chips or smash regular size chips so the balls stay together better. Pretty darned good.: ) Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/25/2018
Turned out amazing! Such a great grab and go snack. Read More