Making energy bites for the week has become a part of my Sunday meal prep. Half of my Sunday afternoon is spent in the kitchen, but it’s so worth it when I have breakfast, lunch, and snacks prepped for the entire week. My husband and I typically both eat energy bites rather than a granola bar as an afternoon snack. And my husband even sneaks one or two for dessert after dinner every now and then! I am always experimenting with new recipes and using dessert recipes for inspiration when making energy bites and these white chocolate cranberry protein bites have become one of my favorite! I eat one energy bite a day usually right before I leave work. It fills me up so when I get home I don’t think about food and can easily begin a workout.
If you have ever looked at the ingredients for traditional protein bars many of them are filled with ingredients you can’t pronounce and can be SO expensive! This is why I started making my own from real ingredients.
I got the idea for this recipe around Thanksgiving time when I made white chocolate pecan cranberry cookies. They were so delicious I wanted to turn them into a healthy energy bite, so i could eat them everyday without all the guilt. I know it’s summer time and when you think cranberry, you might think about Fall, but I have been making these bites for the past few weeks and just had to share the recipe with you!
The recipe is at the bottom of the page. Comment below and let me know your favorite healthy afternoon or pre-workout snack! Enjoy!
- ¾ cup dry oats
- ½ cup vanilla protein powder*
- ½ cup almond butter
- ⅓ cup honey
- ⅓ cup white chocolate chips
- ⅓ cup dried cranberries
- 1 tbsp chia seeds (optional)
- ½-1 tbsp almond milk
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- ¼ tsp nutmeg
- Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Roll about one heaping tablespoon into a ball. Should make about 8-10 energy bites. Store in the refrigerator for up to a week.