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Our 3-Ingredient Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Bites only take minutes to make! Our chocolate peanut butter protein balls are gluten free, grain-free and keto friendly! They taste so good, your kids will love them too!
This protein bites recipe is perfect to have on hand around the holidays or if you’re hosting a dinner party. They’re a bite sized low carb snack that you can dress up and make look fancy if needed!
When everyone else is indulging in full-sugar carb-heavy junk food, you can satisfy your cravings keto-style without feeling deprived at all. Win win if i say so myself!
And you might even convince your family that these are better than a regular candy bar! The best part is, a batch of these bites whips up in just 10 minutes and keeps in the fridge for up to 2 weeks so they’re ready and waiting for whenever you need them!
Keto Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Bites Ingredients
We kept this energy ball recipe super simple by limiting the ingredients to just 3! Why add more when you don’t need to. We didn’t add any extra sweeteners to these energy bites because the protein powder we used already contained stevia.
- unsweetened creamy peanut butter
- low carb protein powder
- stevia sweetened chocolate chips
Pro tip #1: If you’re using an unsweetened and unflavored protein powder, you may want to add a few drops of stevia extract and a few drops of vanilla extra until you get desired sweetness and flavor.
Pro tip #2: When choosing your peanut butter, make sure that the ingredients label does not say sugar, honey or high fructose corn syrup. It’s best to choose a peanut butter that only ingredients say “peanuts” or “peanuts and salt.”
How to Make Keto Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Bites Recipe
These super easy chocolate peanut butter energy balls are made in minutes! First, in a small bowl combine the creamy unsweetened peanut butter with the low carb protein powder. Chill for 15 minutes. Next roll the mixture into 8 balls. Then roll the balls into stevia sweetened chocolate chips. Finally store them in an air tight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
Other low carb protein bite recipes to try!
- Cookies and cream protein bites
- Snickers protein bites
How are protein bites different than fat bombs?
Protein bites are typically low in carbs and low to moderate in fat. They also contain a good bit of protein. Fat bombs on the other hand are low in carbs, low in protein and are high in fat.
Fat bombs are typically higher in calories than protein bites. Fat bombs are used to increase the fat percentage in your diet without adding in a lot of additional protein and carbohydrates.
Protein bites on the other hand are used as an easy way to add protein to the diet without resorting to eating plain tilapia, chicken breasts or other super lean protein sources. This is commonly seen when people are trying to cut weight for bodybuilding competitions.
If you love this simple protein energy bites recipe, check out our post on the 50 best fat bomb recipes! For EVEN more fat bomb recipes, get our new fat bomb ebook where we share our favorite sweet and savory fat bomb recipes!
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3-Ingredient Keto Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Bites
- 6 tablespoons creamy unsweetened peanut butter the thick kind, not the super runny stuff
- 4 tablespoons low carb Protein Powder we use either a salted caramel, vanilla or chocolate flavor
- 6 tablespoons sugar-free mini chocolate chips
- If you're using an unsweetened and unflavored protein powder, you may want to add a few drops of stevia extract and a few drops of vanilla extra until you get desired sweetness and flavor.
- When choosing your peanut butter, make sure that the ingredients label does not say sugar, honey or high fructose corn syrup. It's best to choose a peanut butter that only ingredients say "peanuts" or "peanuts and salt."
- Each ball contains 4g net carbs. This may vary depending on the type of peanut butter and type of protein powder you choose.
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