It’s HOT and the last thing I want to do is turn on the oven and heat up the house. I love to bake, but something’s got to give so I found a work around by making these No Bake Nutella Energy Bites.
They take seconds to make and are easy to eat and transport, making them the perfect energy snack for the busy athlete. Heck, we all want foods that take no time to make, right?
These protein bites are tried and true by many of the athletes that I work with, including my toughest food critic, my husband. Honesty really is the best policy. Because these are no bake (read: no heat), please don’t cook the oatmeal before you make them and just use the plain dry oats, I know it might sound weird but it works. You’ll end up with a sloppy mess if you try otherwise. True story, so I wanted to give you a heads up. ☺
These little Nutella protein bites have the right amount of sweet and crunch and whole ingredients that you can feel good about…all without turning on your oven. Fair warning: they're slightly addicting.
No Bake Nutella Protein Bites
makes 16 cookies
- 1 cup old fashioned dry oats
- 1/2 cup natural peanut butter
- 2 tablespoons Nutella
- 1/4 cup vanilla protein powder, no sugar added
- pinch of sea salt
- 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
- 1/4 cup raw pumpkin seeds
- 1/4 cup semisweet mini chocolate chips
Place all ingredients into a large bowl, and mix together to incorporate.
Form bites by rolling into 16 uniform round balls.
Place in airtight container, and store in refrigerator until ready to eat.