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!

1. (Vegan) Pumpkin Pie Protein Bars

1.(Vegan) Pumpkin Pie Protein Bars - 18 Protein Bites Recipes

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.

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

2. Amazing Breakfast Balls (Vegan)

2. Amazing Breakfast Balls - 18 Protein Bites Recipes

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

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

3. Chickpea Superfood Cookie Dough Balls (Vegan)

3. Chickpea Superfood Cookie Dough Balls - 18 Protein Bites Recipes

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

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

4. No Bake Protein Bars (Vegan, No Food Processor)

Simple and nutritious no bake protein bars - 18 Protein Bites Recipes

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.

Amount of protein: 6g per bar (220 kcal)
Ready in: 15 minutes
Recipe by:  hurrythefoodup.com

5. Carrot No Bake Energy Bites (Vegan)

5. Carrot-No-Bake-Energy-Bites - 18 Protein Bites Recipes

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

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

6. Cranberry Pistachio Energy Bites (Vegan Option)

6. Cranberry-pistachio-energy-bites - 18 Protein Bites Recipes

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

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

7. No-Bake Oatmeal Protein Energy Balls (Vegan Option)

7. Oatmeal-Protein-Energy-Balls - 18 Protein Bites Recipes

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!

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

8. DIY Chocolate Chip Clif Bars (Vegan)

8. DIY Chocolate Chip Clif Bars - 18 Protein Bites Recipes

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.

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

9. Three Ingredient Protein Bites (Vegan)

9. 3 Ingredient Protein Bites - 18 Protein Bites Recipes

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.

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

10. Mint Chocolate Sunflower Bites (Vegan)

10. Mint-Chocolate-Sunflower-Bites - 18 Protein Bites Recipes

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!

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

11. Homemade Granola Bars With Caramel (Vegan)

11. Homemade Granola Bars With Caramel - 18 Protein Bites Recipes

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.

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

12. Raw Superfood Balls & Bars (Vegan)

12. Raw Superfood Balls & Bars - 18 Protein Bites Recipes

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

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

13. Savory Oat Bars with Olives and Sun Dried Tomatoes (Vegetarian)

13. SavoryOatBars - 18 Protein Bites Recipes

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?

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

14. Mocha Hazelnut Power Balls (Vegan)

14. Mocha-Hazelnut-Power-Balls - 18 Protein Bites Recipes

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!

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

15. Spicy Bean Balls With Kale (Vegan)

15. Spicy Bean Balls With Kale - 18 Protein Bites Recipes

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!

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

16. No Bake Peanut Butter Granola Squares (Vegan)

16. No-Bake-Peanut-Butter-Oatmeal-Crunch-Bars - 18 Protein Bites Recipes

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!!

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

17. Strawberry Breakfast Bars – Food Fun Friday (Vegetarian)

17. Strawberry Breakfast Bars - 18 Protein Bites Recipes

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.

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

18. Quinoa Chia Seed Protein Bars (Vegan Option)

18. Quinoa-Chia-Seed-Protein-Bars - 18 Protein Bites Recipes

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.

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

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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