Thursday, August 21, 2014

Recipe Redux: S'mores Protein Bites

I've been really wanting a s'mores lately. They scream summer to me. Unfortunately two things have gotten in the way:

1. I haven't been camping yet this year. This is a travesty. I'm amending this situation this weekend, but I have no patience and couldn't just hold out for a mere two days. 

2. I love gummy foods (bears, worms, strawberries, cherries, sharks, fish, mallows, you name it), and gelatin makes me sad. Not saying that I've been avoiding the gummies, but I've been thinking more and more about them. 

Solution? Make a s'mores "granola bar" to match this month's Recipe Redux theme. Except add protein, so they aren't just a sugar bomb. And give Dandies Vegan Marshmallows a shot. Problem solved.

S'mores Protein Bites (Vegan)
Makes 24 balls
  • 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup protein powder (I used Vega Sport Performance Protein Chocolate flavor)
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips (non-dairy)
  • 1/2 cup vegan marshmallows (or omit, or use regular. your choice) 
  • 1/2 cup Annie's Bunny Grahams
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup 
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • A pinch of salt 
  1. In a large mixing bowl, hand mix all ingredients together.
  2. Using your hands, roll into bite-sized balls. 
  3. Eat as a sweet ending to your day, pre-workout, mid-hike, whenever!
You better believe I'm bringing these bites AND my bag of vegan marshmallows with me this weekend. Guess what--they taste even better than the OG version. Win-Win
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kylie @ immaeatthat said...

These look so yummy! And just wholesome with the whole oats in there! Have a great camping trip this weekend! Eat an ooey, gooey s'more for me!!!!

Carlene Thomas RD said...

Omg, omg, omg...this. I need to make these!

Alex @ said...

I don't like gelatin either! :) Which is too bad because I love gummy foods! Dandies are the best! LOVE this!

Alex @ said...

I don't like gelatin either! :) Which is too bad because I love gummy foods! Dandies are the best! LOVE this!

Sarah Grace said...

Yumm, I'm seeing tons of these delicious ball recipes of all kinds for this months theme! LOVE smores!
xoxo Sarah Grace, Fresh Fit N Healthy.

Jenny Shea Rawn said...

Love how we were thinking along the same wave length - summer + smores. These sounds delish and love how they're no bake. Have fun camping this weekend!

Sarah Jane said...

These look absolutely perfect! Going to have to be on the lookout for those marshmallows now, too.

Deanna - Teaspoon of Spice said...

All I can say is: yes. please. I'm sorry - you are never too old for anything s'mores!

Kara said...

YES. Love the vegan marshmallow find! Need some s'mores in my life stat.

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