18 Homemade Protein Bites – Search No Further For That Protein Hit!

18 Protein Bites and Bars | hurrythefoodup.com

If you’re reading this then there’s a very a good chance you’ve been scouring the online world for the best protein bites and bars out there, whether it’s to up your overall protein intake or find a big boost after a body smashing workout. You’re not alone.

Obviously, the number one criteria for protein bites or bars is that they need to be chocka with protein. They also need to taste great and not have that chewy-chalky texture  that makes your mouth feel dry and bitter. Last but not least they need to be easy to knock together, and not require a chef’s knowledge to come out great every time.

That’s exactly what we were looking for and that’s exactly what we found. Here is a list of our favourites protein bites from all around the globe – there’s something here for everyone. Take a look and you’ll see what we mean. Happy eating!

Pumpkin Pie Protein Bars

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Ready in: 3 hours
Recipe by: NutritionistInTheKitch
Amount of protein: 7g per bar (203 kcal)

Pumpkin pie can be an everyday thing thanks to these. Cashews have a subtle flavor, so the pumpkin really shines. They’re great for those days when you’re in a not-totally-chewy yet not-totally-crunchy mood, since the seeds on top add just enough texture.

Amazing Breakfast Balls

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Ready in: 20 minutes
Recipe by: Veganosity
Amount of protein: 2.5g per ball (60 kcal)

Loaded with protein, fiber, and nutrients, but they taste like chewy, decadent fudge.

Chickpea Superfood Cookie Dough Balls

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Ready in: 10 minutes
Recipe by: TheBalancedBlonde
Amount of protein: 5g per ball (110 kcal)

These babies are gluten-free, dairy-free, refined sugar-free, vegan, low glycemic, and chock full of nutrient-dense and protein-rich superfoods.

No Bake Protein Bars

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4.25 from 4 votes
Ready in: 15 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

Amount of protein: 6g per bar (220 kcal)
These bars are simply made up of a mixture of fruit, nuts & seeds, making them full of fibre, protein and nutritional goodness. Not to mention that they contain dark chocolate, coffee and are vegan.

Carrot No Bake Energy Bites

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Ready in: 10 minutes
Recipe by: VeganHeaven
Amount of protein: 1.5 g per ball (50 kcal)

They’re vegan, super healthy, sweet, cinnamony, and packed with nutrients. And most of all they’re free of sugar and artificial sweeteners.

Cranberry Pistachio Energy Bites

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Ready in: 1 hour and 15 min
Recipe by: GimmeSomeOven
Amount of protein: 1.5 g per ball (80 kcal)

Kick up your energy with these simple and healthy no-bake Cranberry Pistachio Energy Bites!

No-Bake Oatmeal Protein Energy Balls

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Ready in: 10 minutes
Recipe by: TheHealthyMaven
Amount of protein: 6 g per ball (128 kcal)

This simple and healthy no-bake oatmeal protein energy balls recipe is perfect for easy snacking on-the-go! With rolled oats, protein powder, peanut butter and a touch of honey, these energy balls will keep you satisfied for hours!

DIY Chocolate Chip Clif Bars

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Ready in: 35 minutes
Recipe by: FeastingOnFruit
Amount of protein: 3 g per bar (150 kcal)

Make your own homemade Clif Bars! This gluten-free, soy-free, vegan recipe makes for an easy healthy snack, plus the flavor is easy to customize with different mix-ins or even a high protein option.

Three Ingredient Protein Bites

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Ready in: 10 minutes
Recipe by: FoodPleasureAndHealth
Amount of protein: 6.5 g per ball (120 kcal)

Vegan, Gluten-Free “3 Ingredient Protein Bites” are perfect for snacks/dessert! Made in just one bowl and requires 10 minutes or less of your time.

Mint Chocolate Sunflower Bites

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Ready in: 10 minutes
Recipe by:  StrengthAndSunshine
Amount of protein: 2.5 g per ball (90 kcal)

The refreshing taste of mint paired with decadent chocolate is a match made in flavor heaven. These Mint Chocolate Sunflower Bites provide a hefty dose of flavor along with whole grain oats and sunflower seeds, making them the perfect gluten-free, nut-free, and vegan energy snack!

Homemade Granola Bars With Caramel

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Ready in: 20 minutes
Recipe by: HealingTomato
Amount of protein: 6.5 g per bar (250 kcal)

Homemade granola bars are the easiest thing to make.  They take very little effort and you get to choose what goes into it. You can go the healthy granola bars route or add a few “comfort” ingredients like caramel bits and chocolate chips.

Raw Superfood Balls & Bars

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Ready in: 20 minutes
Recipe by: VeggiesDontBite
Amount of protein: 4.5 g protein per bar (220 kcal)

Filled with all the best superfoods, this quick and easy snack is your next go to treat. Healthy and delicious, the perfect combo.

Savory Oat Bars with Olives and Sun Dried Tomatoes

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Ready in: 45 minutes
Recipe by: AnjasFood4Thought
Amount of protein: 4 g per bar (110 kcal)

Granola isn’t only sweet, and odd as a Mediterranean-flavored bar may sound, it tastes amazing. How could it not with sweet sun-dried tomatoes, slightly bitter Kalamata olives, earthy cumin, spicy chili, and zesty oregano?

Mocha Hazelnut Power Balls

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Ready in: 20 minutes
Recipe by: AVirtualVegan
Amount of protein: 1.5 g per ball (90 kcal)

Chocolate & coffee join forces with nutrient rich, power giving nuts & seeds in these moist & decadent Mocha Hazelnut Power Balls. A healthy, energy boosting snack has never tasted so good!

Spicy Bean Balls With Kale

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Ready in: 15 minutes
Recipe by: GreenEvi
Amount of protein: 2.5 g per ball (60 kcal)

These tiny and spicy bean balls are the perfect pick-me-up snack when you crave something simple, savoury, but healthy. They are filling, cheesy, soft in texture and very very very delicious!

No Bake Peanut Butter Granola Squares

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Ready in: 7 minutes
Recipe by:  VeggieInspiredJourney
Amount of protein: 6 g per bar (160 kcal)

These No Bake Peanut Butter Granola Squares are creamy and chewy, with a little crunch for texture and of course are drizzled with chocolate. The best part — they are good for you!!

Strawberry Breakfast Bars – Food Fun Friday

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Ready in: 1 hour and 15 min
Recipe by: MessForLess
Amount of protein: 2g per bar (180 kcal)

These bars are like a portable fruit cobbler or crumble. A jam-like filling is layered between buttery crusts made with flour and oats. We think adding nut butter would only make this even more delicious. You can also sub in whole-wheat or another replacement flour to make these healthier.

Quinoa Chia Seed Protein Bars

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Ready in: 15 minutes
Recipe by: Wendy Polisi
Amount of protein: 10 g per bar (270 kcal)

These Quinoa Chia Seed Protein Bars really came out a winner as far as meeting my perfect protein bar criteria! Taste-wise, they are delicious, with a chewy granola-like texture and a hint of subtle sweetness.

4 comments

  1. Thank you for sharing our Amazing Breakfast Balls! I need to try all of these to get me through the last days of marathon training!

  2. Thank you so much for sharing my protein balls! What a great collection you have here. I think I’m set for post workout snacks!!

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