Protein Bites

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Last week, Anne and I went on a road trip to The South.  Stops included: Durham, Charleston, Savannah, and Asheville (city guides to come!).  Now, I love road trips.  I would probably choose them over flying.  I love them for the playlists, the beautiful scenery, the license plate game, the old-timey feel, and the snacks.  For this trip, I decided to make a healthy snack option for the car ride.  These little fellows are tasty and chock full of good-for-you ingredients, and they will fill you until your next meal.  Protein bites are a no-bake snack that could even work at home.  Just keep them in the fridge (up to two weeks), and enjoy one during that dangerous pre-dinnertime window.

Protein Bites

Prep time: 15 minutes | Inactive time: 30 minutes | Yields: 15 bites

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup whole almonds
  • 1/2 cup quick oats
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 5 dried apricots
  • 1 tbs honey
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 1 cup shredded coconut

In a food processor, grind the shredded coconut until powdery.  Set aside in a small bowl.  Grind almonds in the food processor.  Add in the oats and pulse together.  Then, add cranberries and apricots.  Grind these ingredients together and transfer to a medium bowl.

In the same medium bowl, add in honey, peanut butter, and chocolate chips.  Combine these ingredients by hand until blended.

Roll the dough into bite-sized balls and place on a cookie sheet.  Transfer into the freezer for 30 minutes.

Remove bites from the freezer and roll balls in  the powdered coconut until covered.  Place protein bites in a plastic container, separating them from one another with paper muffin cups.  Keep refrigerated while home, or in a cooler bag while on the road.

*These ingredients can be altered for dietary restrictions or personal taste.  Some examples: different types of dried fruit, almond butter, whey protein powder, etc.  They will be delicious regardless!  Enjoy!

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