Chewy Date Energy Protein Bites

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I love the little bursts of delicious I get from protein bites, and I’m excited to share a version of a recipe recently introduced me to. A great healthy snack for after workouts, or just for a boost of energy during the day.

A few weeks ago, my friend Shelley and I did a Saturday gym workout together. After, we stopped by our local Sprouts to grab a few things, and on her list were dates. I’d never bought dates before. I had heard that people like them, and use them in granola and such, but I didn’t realize that they look like giant raisons…or bugs. I figured I’d buy a package, and make the protein bites she was telling me about, too. I used her recipe for my first batch, but I thought the second batch could be a bit different, so this is MY spin on them.

Medjool Date Protein Bites, great boost of energy after a workout, or to snack during the day

The first batch I made, I used peanut butter, then the second time, I used almond butter I made from my grocery store (literally JUST almonds ground up, nothing else). I added honey to the almond butter for extra flavor. You can omit the honey if doing peanut butter, but I believe one can never have too much honey. A great natural flavoring, and my husband swears that local honey has alleviated his allergens.

Protein Bites Recipe with medjool dates

Here is a visual image of the dates, after I cut out the pits.

Medjool dates in blendtec blender

Ok, here is the super simple recipe:


Oatmeal Date Energy Protein Bites
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins
Servings: 12
Author: Kristen Duke
  • 15 medjool dates pitted
  • 1 cup dry rolled oats
  • 5 T almond or peanut butter
  • 2 scoops vanilla protein powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 T honey
  1. After cutting out the pits on the dates, throw everything into a blender.
  2. Roll into balls.
  3. Refrigerate.
  4. Yes, it's THAT easy!

Recipe Video

The dates make them chewy, give it a try, they are QUITE enjoyable!!!

They look kinda like meatball though, don’t they?


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