REESE'S GRANOLA PROTEIN BITES
I don't know about you, but peanut butter and chocolate is a combo that never gets old! Add granola? Game over. These Reese's Granola Protein Bites have crunchy peanut butter granola inside, swirled with creamy peanut butter, and surrounded with creamy milk chocolate. These bites are gluten-free, dairy-free, and low sugar!
Did you know? Granola can be a great energy-dense source of fuel. Look for brands with low added sugars and some protein. I also look for organic grains and gluten-free if I can find it!
I used LIV Body Marine Collagen in "flavorless" for these bites! It mixes in seamlessly and adds a boost of collagen for healthier skin, joints, and gut tissue. Marine collagen is superior to bovine in that it's more bioavailable. Feel free to use my code "NOEXCUSES" for 20% off any and all LIV Body products!
I wouldn't really recommend using another protein powder, like whey or vegan since they are way more absorbent. You could try to add more water or milk if using another protein powder.
For the granola, you're probably going to want peanut butter flavor (unless you're allergic then use another flavor). A couple that are easy to find with some added protein and not too much added sugar are Kashi Go Peanut Butter and KIND Peanut Butter Clusters (neither of these are soy-free). Kashi has slightly more protein and slightly less added sugar, but KIND brand is gluten-free and very similar macros. Another option is Bear Naked Peanut Butter Crunch, which soy-free and has zero added sugar but more fat and less protein.
If you're looking for dairy-free and gluten-free milk chocolate, I would recommend Hu Kitchen brand. If you're looking for just sugar-free, I would suggest Lily's milk chocolate. If you're wanting low sugar and dairy-free, I love The Good Chocolate! I love chocolate so I have tried all of these and more ;)
The only other ingredients are peanut butter, sugar-free maple syrup, sea salt and vanilla. Now, the peanut butter you can substitute for any nut or seed butter you like (almond, cashew, sunflower butter). The sugar-free maple syrup can be swapped for half pure maple syrup, half water (for similar calories and to keep added sugars in check). The vanilla and sea salt are optional but add a little something special.
Here's the printable recipe for these Reese's Granola Protein Bites :) I hope you love them as much as my family did (leave a comment if so!)
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Reese's Granola Protein Bites
I don't know about you, but peanut butter and chocolate is a combo that never gets old! Add granola? Game over. These Reese's Granola Protein Bites have crunchy peanut butter granola inside, swirled with creamy peanut butter, and surrounded with creamy milk chocolate. These bites are gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan!
1/2 cup creamy natural peanut butter
1/4 cup sugar-free maple syrup (or 2 tbsp. maple syrup + 2 tbsp. water)
1/2 cup (60g) flavorless collagen protein powder (I used LIV Body brand, code “NOEXCUSES” for 20% off)
1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract (optional)
1 1/2 cup (80g) peanut butter protein granola
3 oz. sugar-free milk chocolate (or use dairy-free), melted
Sprinkle of sea salt (optional)
Melt peanut butter and syrup in a saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly.
Remove from heat and whisk in collagen and vanilla slowly until smooth.
Pour melted peanut butter mixture over granola and mix until combined.
Scoop out mixture by rounded tablespoons onto a sheet lined with parchment or wax paper. Chill in the freezer for half and hour.
Melt chocolate in a small metal mixing bowl nested inside a small saucepan one-third full of water. Or, melt chocolate in the microwave using 15-30 second intervals, stirring in between.
Spread melted chocolate over hardened granola bites with a spoon, or quickly roll each bite in melted chocolate.
Place back on the sheet and chill in the fridge just until chocolate hardens. Enjoy! Leftover bites will keep in the fridge in an airtight container for at least a week.
Calories (per bite, using sugar-free chocolate and sugar-free syrup): 150kcal, Fats: 9.2g, Sat Fat: 2.4g, Carbs: 15g, Fiber: 9g, Sugar: 2g, Protein: 9g, Sodium: 83mg
Calories (per bite, using dairy-free chocolate and maple syrup): 160kcal, Fats: 9.5g, Sat Fat: 3.0g, Carbs: 11g, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 6g, Protein: 9g, Sodium: 81mg
Recipe inspired by Dani's Healthy Eats!
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