Chocolate Orange Protein Bites

These were amazing!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: British
Servings: 16 portions
Calories: 220kcal

Ingredients

  • 250 g rolled oats gluten free if needed
  • 55 g protein powder of your choice I used chocolate orange flavour
  • 40 g unsweetened cocoa powder or more protein powder!
  • 190 g smooth peanut butter almond and cashew are alternatives
  • 85 g maple syrup
  • .25 tsp salt
  • 60 ml milk any kind, you may need some more
  • 85 g dark chocolate Aldi sell 52% chocolate with orange

optional

  • 50 g chocolate for drizzle topping I used more than this and it was too much

Instructions

  • Line an 8-inch square baking tray with parchment paper
  • Place the oats in a food processor fitted with the steel blade and process until ground into a flour.
  • Add the protein powder, cocoa powder (or more protein powder), nut butter, maple syrup, salt, 1/4 cup milk and melted unsweetened chocolate.
  • Process until the mixture is well-combined and is tacky (but not sticky) to the touch.
  • Add more milk by the teaspoonful and process, only as necessary for the mixture to reach the proper consistency.
  • Transfer the mixture to the prepared pan and press firmly into an even layer, smoothing the top as much as possible.
  • Cover with parchment and place in the refrigerator for about 1 hour.
  • Remove the bars from the pan and slice into 10 or 12 equal-sized rectangular bars.
  • Drizzle some melted chocolate over the top, and allow to sit at room temperature until set.
  • Store in the refrigerator.

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