Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Bites


These quick & easy no-bake energy bites are the perfect solution to your hectic schedule. Made with peanut butter, oats and chocolate protein powder, it’s the perfect combo of carbs and protein for your post-workout snack. They’re portable too so you don’t need to be near a kitchen to enjoy their peanut butter, chocolatey deliciousness. 

Good morning! 🙂 How is your week going? I’ve been trying to soak up the last few weeks of summer the best way that I know how: the beach. I’m a total beach bum on the weekends 🙂

This morning’s workout was one that I’ve been missing in my life lately and I’m so excited to start including it in my workout routine again.  I decided to start incorporating more boxing on my conditioning days and I.LOVE.IT. It’s always been one of my favorite ways to fit more cardio into my workouts because, honestly, the cardio machines at the gym just don’t do it for me. Anyone else feel this way?!

Anyways back to the new recipe! Whether you’re a morning, mid-day, or evening workout person, time ALWAYS seems limited. Am I right? So when you only have 10 minutes (or less) to make a post-workout snack, lets make it: quick, healthy and delicious. Oh and freezable is key too! This recipe is a spin-off of my chocolate coconut protein bites, except this one doesn’t have to be baked (thank you protein powder!). Only 5 ingredients and no baking necessary. It also makes a great snack for the kids after school 🙂 It’s fun (and easy!) for them to make with you too.

Any fun weekend plans? I’ll be heading to Jersey to spend time with my family. And obviously, I’ll be packing some of these babies for the long train ride 😉

xo. L



Course Dessert, Snack
Servings 3
Author Lauren Manganiello, MS, RDN, CDN


  • 1 tbsp milk or milk alternative or just enough to moisten the batter
  • 2 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp 100% cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 scoop chocolate protein powder


  1. In a bowl, mix together all ingredients. Roll the mixture into 1-inch balls or place into re-usable baking cups (as shown in the photo above). Place on parchment paper and place in the freezer for ~10 minutes. Enjoy!