Chocolate Peanut-Butter Bites

Monday night, 10 pm and the NEED of the hour was chocolate. Actually, wait, peanut-butter. Nope. Chocolate. No, peanut-butter. Chocolate. Peanut-butter. Chocolate. Peanut-butter …. AAARRRGGGHHH !
I NEEDED something sweet and creamy desperately and yet the now-much-stronger-will-power driven side of my brain wouldn’t let me ruin my clean eating streak and dive in into the sugary stuff. Think. Think. There has to be a better way!

Et voila 🙂

Necessity really IS the mother of all inventions.


My chocolate peanut-butter bites boast (per bite) of 65 calories and pack in 4g of protein at just 0.6g of natural sugar. Yup you read right – zero point six grams of natural sugars !! Oh and they take just 20 minutes to prepare, roll and eat. That to me is an EPIC WIN 🙂
* Makes 30 bite sized portions


You will need :

  • 2 heaped tbsp of coconut oil (just over 1/4 cup)
  • 2 scoops of chocolate flavoured protein powder of choice (Smart Fitness Athlete brand is what I use because of low-calories, all-natural and low whey content)
  • 2-3 tbsp of goji berries
  • Just over 1/3 cup cacao nibs
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 150g of crunchy peanut-butter (yes it HAS to be crunchy!)
    ** When buying peanut butter try and buy brands which have only 2 maximum 4 ingredients i.e. peanuts, palm oil, salt and brown-cane sugar. Flip the label to read sugar quantities per serving
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence


To make :

  • In a large bowl mix the dry ingredients i.e. the rolled oats, goji berries and cacao nibs
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  • In a saucepan over low-medium heat, mix together the peanut-butter, chocolate protein powder, coconut oil and vanilla essence till the resemble a creamy texture. Pour this into the bowl with oats, berries and cacao nibs.
  • Mix with manually with a spoon to ensure all the dry ingredients are coated with the chocolate-peanut butter mixture.
  • Taking tablespoon portions into your hand, press firmly into the palm to form a sphere and keep pressing and rolling with your palm and fingers till even. Store in air-tight container or alternatively store in the fridge


DARE : Can you eat just one ?  😉



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