Easy No Bake Triple Chocolate Coconut Protein Bites You Need In Your Life

Make these yummy triple chocolate coconut protein bites in under 10 minutes for the perfect high protein snack. Delicious and melt in your mouth protein bite recipe, chocolaty and nutty.

Are you a fan of chocolate? If so you will love these chocolate protein bites made with raw cacao, chocolate protein powder and milk choc chips! Oh and there’s no baking involved. Win!

Protein balls, bits or energy bits, whatever you choose to call them are delicious treats or snacks usually packed full of goodness!

Unless you are not a fan of eating healthy, you will love these “triple chocolate protein bites”, made with raw cacao, chocolate protein powder and milk chocolate chips, our son can’t get enough of them, and it’s one of his favorite treats to make.

We tell him every time he eats one he needs to do 10 push ups so he can get big and strong like daddy. Bless him.

If you are wondering whether it’s okay for kids to eat protein powder then worry not, as long as your protein powder is just protein and nothing added, which it should be for cooking then it’s okay for them to have some protein. The argument isn’t whether it’s good or bad but whether they should be consuming high amounts be it from added protein supplements or through regular food.

Kids generally only need a small amount of protein compared to adults and they will be able to get that from a balanced diet.

Back to protein bites, if you haven’t tried them before then oh my, there are so many possibilities. This was the first time we’ve made chocolate ones.

We usually make no-bake protein bites with vanilla whey protein, peanut butter, oats and honey, simple. And the kids like them. Easy. But we ran out of vanilla whey.

The ingredients needed to make chcolaty protein balls in under 10 minutes. The ideal protein snack.

We had some chocolate protein powder so we tried it with that but it just wasn’t chocolaty enough. What’s the point of going chocolaty if you can’t taste the chocolate? Soooo, we added a heap of milk chocolate chips, go dark for a lower sugar option, and some raw cacao powder, and boy does it taste better. Combined with the crunch from the peanut butter, ooh they are good.

Now, the basis of these and many protein bites is a nut butter combined with dry ingredients such as oats and a little bit of honey, that’s the glue.

You then add in the fancy bits, superfoods, and such to make it more interesting. You could add nuts, Chia seeds, flaxseed, dried fruit, protein powder, cacao powder, take your pick. If your mix gets a little dry, simply add in wet, such as nut butter, stevia, honey or even a little water. They are just that easy to make.

As such we made two sets of protein bites today, the first was our triple chocolate protein bits and then we rolled half of them in decorated coconut, they were the best ones.

Why add protein powder?

So why do we add protein powder to protein bites? While there is some protein in peanut butter and a small amount in oats and chocolate chips (from the milk) the amount is very minimal. Without adding protein powder these protein bits would be fat and carb bites. And you don’t want to be just eating fat and carbs, that wouldn’t be good for your waistline.

The addition of protein powder raises the protein content of these protein bites by about 4g per bite, which lifts the overall protein yield per bite to 8g. The overall calories in each bite are 150, making this an ideal snack option.

You don’t need to use protein at all but then they wouldn’t be protein bites they would become energy bites.

If you did remove the protein powder you should add more dry ingredients to make up the difference. You could add more of what you have or add in something else such as flaxseed, chia seeds, or coconut.

To make these protein bites you can use whatever protein powder you have although chocolate is best in terms of flavor, and a powder that doesn’t contain any added nutrients such as BCAA’s, Green Tea Extract, etc. Try to use a protein powder that is as clean and simple as you can. We used a simple whey isolate with just whey protein and some flavorings.

If you want to go full plant-based for this recipe you can simply swap out the protein for a plant-based protein powder. Just remember that some protein powders’ protein content varies so the volumes may be different for your recipe.

When to eat your protein bites

Protein bites make for an ideal on the go snack. Enjoy with a cup of coffee in the morning or mid-afternoon with some berries. They also make for an awesome high-protein post-workout snack. Be aware that these protein bites are yummy and you may be inclined to eat more than one at a given time. Try not to as the calories will quickly add up!

We made this recipe during the COVID-19 lockdown and just couldn’t find dark chocolate chips so made do with milk chocolate ones (happy we did), for a healthy lower sugar option you should use dark chocolate chips and maybe even stevia instead of honey, although honey is a natural product and there isn’t much in this recipe nor per serving. We tried to keep the sugar content as low as we could.

As for the peanut butter, you can use whatever nut butter you like, the chunky peanut butter we used added a nice crunch to our bites. Always try to choose a nut butter as close to 100% nuts as possible.

Use what you have and make it your way!

How to make Triple Chocolate Protein Bites

Ingredients for triple chocolate protein bites, make them in under 10 minutes, no baking required.

To make the protein bites first add the dry ingredients to a large bowl and mix, then add in the wet ingredients (the glue), the peanut butter, and honey. Combine well and use your hands if you need to. This will help warm the peanut butter making it easier to combine the mix and then shape into small balls.

Mix all of the ingredients in a large bowl.

Once the mix is combined, shape into 1.5 inch balls. The mix should make about 16 x 1.5 inch balls.

We then took about half of our chocolaty protein balls and rolled them in desiccated coconut. They are just the best! Of course, this is totally optional but worth it if you like coconut and chocolate.

Once you have your protein bites all rolled and ready store them in a sealed container. It’s up to you if you refrigerate them or not. Personally, we do not refrigerate them as it makes them too hard. They would last about a week or so in the fridge and longer if you froze them. I’d be surprised if these lasted longer than a few days anyway!

Why is your mixture dry?

The mix should be slightly crumbly, as you press the mix together it should stick. If you are concerned the mix is too dry and the balls won’t stick, add in some more honey a little bit at a time until you get the consistency you desire (so the balls stick).

Are protein bites good for you?

Protein bites can be a nutritious and convenient snack option when made with wholesome ingredients. Here are some potential benefits of protein bites:

  1. Protein Content: Protein is essential for muscle repair, immune function, and overall body maintenance. Protein bites typically contain protein-rich ingredients such as nuts, seeds, or protein powder, providing a good source of this vital nutrient.
  2. Energy Boost: The combination of protein, healthy fats, and carbohydrates in protein bites can offer a quick and sustained energy boost, making them a suitable snack before or after workouts.
  3. Portion Control: Protein bites are often made in small, bite-sized portions, which can help with portion control and prevent overeating.
  4. Nutrient-Dense Ingredients: Many protein bite recipes include nutrient-dense ingredients like nuts, seeds, dried fruits, and dark chocolate, offering a mix of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
  5. Convenience: No-bake protein bites are easy to prepare and can be stored for a longer duration, providing a convenient on-the-go snack option.

However, it’s important to note that the overall nutritional value of protein bites depends on the specific ingredients used and the quantities consumed. Some store-bought protein bites may contain added sugars or unhealthy fats, so it’s essential to read labels carefully.

If you’re considering adding protein bites to your diet, you can also consult with a healthcare professional or a nutritionist to ensure they align with your dietary goals and overall nutritional needs. Homemade protein bites with natural ingredients are generally a healthier option compared to highly processed, commercially available snacks.

How many protein balls should I eat a day?

When incorporating protein balls into your daily diet, it’s crucial to consider individual factors such as protein requirements, caloric intake, and the specific ingredients used in the bites. The Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for protein is generally around 0.8 grams per kilogram of body weight for most adults, but this can vary based on factors like physical activity levels and personal fitness goals. Additionally, be mindful of the overall caloric content and ingredients in your protein balls, as excessive calorie intake may impact weight management.

A general guideline is that consuming 2-3 protein balls a day can be a healthful amount for many individuals, but it’s important to adapt this based on your specific nutritional needs. To ensure a balanced approach, view protein balls as a complementary part of your diet rather than a sole source of nutrition. Incorporate them alongside a variety of nutrient-dense foods, and remember to consult with a healthcare professional or registered dietitian for personalized advice tailored to your specific needs and dietary goals.

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try these yummy protein packed chocolate energy bites. no bake and make for a perfect high protein post workout treat.

Triple Chocolate Protein Bites

Yield: 16
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

You need to try these yummy chocolatey protein bites, they are the perfect mid-morning snack. Try them rolled in desiccated coconut.

Recipe yields about 16 servings (16 x 1 inch bites), 1 serving is about 150 calories.


  • 1 cup Rolled Oats
  • 1 cup Chunky Peanut Butter
  • 1/2 cup Chocolate Protein Powder
  • 1/3 cup Raw Cacao Powder
  • 1/4 Cup Chocolate Chips
  • 2 tbsp Honey


1. In a large mixing bowl combine the dry ingredients.

2. Add in the peanut butter and honey and combine, use your hands, and get stuck in.

3. Roll into 1.5 inch balls.

4. Roll in desiccated coconut for coconut chocolate protein bites.


Don't panic if your mix seems a little dry, once you start to shape your bites and the peanut butter warms up the mix will combine nicely into small balls.

If it is to dry add a little bit more honey or even a drop of water.

1 inch balls can be quite dry to eat, try splitting them into 3 smaller balls, they taste even better and will make you feel like you've eaten more.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 155Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 84mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 3gSugar: 5gProtein: 8g

Nutrition information isn't 100% accurate but a close guide.

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Try these yummy protein packed chocolate energy bites. These triple chocolate protein bites are no bake and make for a perfect high protein post workout treat.
Healthy no bake chocolaty protein bites made with raw cacao and protein powder. the perfect high protein treat.
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