I’m always making up some kind of protein bar or bite now that we’re trying to watch our carbs.
And, I’m always trying to find something to sweeten them, so that my hubby will actually eat them and not be tempted to bring home other desserts.
Because neither one of us need those!🤪
I’ve made several protein bites before all with a nut base. For sweetening, I often use dried cranberries, honey or dates. Sometimes I add in oats, chocolate or coconut 🥥. I just try different nut and seed combos from time to time.
You can really do anything. They’re different everytime I make them.
All the ingredients came from ALDIS by the way.
There’s no baking, and they literally took maybe 20 minutes to make.
Double score! 🙌 🙌
So, here’s what I came up with this past Saturday.
Oh, and my hubs loved them btw. 👍🏼
1 cup pecan halves
1 cup unsalted almonds
1/4 cup chia seeds
2T coconut oil
3/4 cup chopped dates
Salt to taste
Blend everything really well in a food processor.
Then, roll the mixture into small balls, place on a pan lined with parchment or wax paper and refrigerate.
Makes 21 small balls.
(They can also be frozen for later.)
But there’s no waiting really. You can eat them right away like my hubby did!
He’s already asked me to make a second batch. 🤗