Life needs balance right? So, how about balancing off some of the treats of this holiday season with some of these gluten free, no-bake, Peppermint White Chocolate Protein Bites?
I don’t think there has been a day over this past month that I haven’t wanted to lick one screen or the other in my house! Between watching and re-watching episodes of The Great American Baking Show on Hulu and reading fellow food bloggers’ posts, my salivary glands have been overworked and underpaid. All this looking and not touching! Aaarrrggh – what’s a girl to do?!
I guess – make Peppermint White Chocolate Protein Bites?
I guess that should be more of a statement than a question – eh?
I actually made these Christmassy Peppermint White Chocolate Protein Bites one evening after watching Cookie Week on the Great American Baking Show. During this particular episode, contestants baked their way through an array of cookie bars, biscotti, and 3D cookie scenes. While my eyes feasted on Portuguese Morgado Bars, White Chocolate Dipped Biscotti with Caramelized Pecans, and Maple Butter Cookies, my taste-buds remained overworked, underpaid and feast-devoid!
As I knew the morning following would have me gawking at fellow bloggers decadent treats, I knew I would need something to keep me from trying to climb through my screen. Something that was sweet, festive, filling AND protein packed to help crush my need for screen-licking. And, my friends, that’s how these Vanilla Premier Protein packed Bites with oats, almond butter, Premier Protein Vanilla Shake, coconut oil, a hint of vanilla and peppermint extracts and chunks of white chocolate, were introduced to my taste-buds…and, I do so hope you introduce them to yours too 🙂
These little bites are tasty, surprisingly filling, sweet, not too bad for me (or you), and oh so festive! They not only powered me through gawking at fellow bloggers treats, but they even powered me through my afternoon run! Talk about a multi-tasking lil bite – eh?!
I’ve partnered with Premier Protein to bring y’all these gluten-free, Peppermint White Chocolate Protein Bites. Two years ago, I was introduced to Premier Protein and ever since, I have been a huge lover and user of their products. But that’s not all. You see, I so love their philosophy to help show everyone and anyone how a good source of protein can help them “tackle life’s daily challenges, feel their best and live the life they want.” Thank you so much for supporting the brands that keep this Srilankan Runnin.
Peppermint White Chocolate Protein Bites
- 1/4 cup Vanilla Premier Protein Powder
- 1/4 cup quick oats ground up
- 1/4 cup almond butter
- 1 tablespoon Premier Protein Vanilla Shake
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil - melted
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
- 1 to 2 tablespoons white chocolate - chopped up
- Couple of peppermints crushed up - to sprinkle on top for decoration
Add the protein powder, oats, almond butter, Premier Protein Vanilla Shake, coconut oil, and vanilla and peppermint extracts to a bowl and mix well so all ingredients are well incorporated.
Then add in the white chocolate pieces.
Roll into bite sized bites or balls, sprinkle with crushed up peppermints and refrigerate for at least an hour or overnight
Recipe Notes*Prep time is one hour and 5 minutes as that includes the refrigeration time too.
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