Chocolate protein bites are full of protein and easy to make with just 3 ingredients, including black beans! This easy no bake snack is loved by kids and adults, is high in fiber and free of dairy, gluten, and refined sugar.
These chocolate protein bites are an easy way to satisfy your chocolate craving and get your protein. That's because these easy bites are full of both, made with the best protein source, beans, and cocoa.
I've made these bites in several flavors, including strawberry protein bites , dragon fruit protein bites, and even carrot protein bites. The benefits of eating a few of these before your workout are evident immediately. So I've started packing a few in family lunches.
Why You'll Love These
Quick and easy. This no bake snack is easy to make, just blend, pour into a mold or pan, and freeze.
High in protein & fiber. A healthy snack high in protein and fiber from beans and chocolate.
Full of nutrition from beans. Beans provide potassium, iron, thiamin, heart-supporting folate and magnesium
Beans. I used canned black beans, unsalted. Look for organic and a brand without extra ingredients, only beans.
Cocoa. Use unsweetened cocoa. Dutch processed and cacao powder is fine.
Dates. I used dates blended in water to make a date paste. Or just add softened dates, softened by letting them soak 5-10 minutes in just-boiled water.
See the recipe card at the bottom for full information on ingredients and quantities.
Date paste. You can use maple syrup instead.
Cocoa powder. You can use cacao powder instead for more nutrition as this is a less-processed form of cocoa powder.
Black beans. White beans can also be used, or beans can be substituted for the same amount of banana or yogurt.
Step by Step Instructions
For more detail, visit the complete and printable recipe at the bottom of this post, but here are general steps.
Step 1: Rinse the beans, blend them with the other ingredients, and and taste test. If you'd like them sweeter, add a bit more date paste or maple syrup.
Step 2: Pour mixture into molds or mini cupcake papercups.
Step 3: Freeze for 30 minutes (or longer depending on your freezer temperature) and then unmold and store in an air tight container! Keep frozen until ready to eat.
Date paste provides the best flavor, and you can find dates in packages in the produce section. Soak them for 5 minutes in just boiled water and then pit and blend with a few tablespoons of water into a paste. For greater detail, here is my date paste recipe. It is wonderful to sweeten hot drinks, smoothies or other no bake recipes.
More No Bake Chocolate Recipes
More Protein Bites
- Strawberry Protein Bites
- Carrot Protein Bites
- Dragon Fruit Protein Bites
- Blueberry Protein Bites
- Tropical Cauliflower Bites
- Cashew Protein Bites
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Chocolate Protein Bites
Make chocolate protein bites
- Rinse the beans, blend them with the other ingredients, and and taste test. If you'd like them sweeter, add a bit more date paste or maple syrup.Pour mixture into molds or mini cupcake papercups.1 (15oz/425gms) can black beans, 2 tablespoon cocoa powder, ½ cup date paste
- Freeze for 30 minutes (or longer depending on your freezer temperature) and then unmold and store in an air tight container! Keep frozen until ready to eat.
- Made in paper mini-cups, the bite is bigger so you might want to let it thaw 10 minutes or so before eating, then it's fudgy and you can bite it..