We love a good snack option around here – something you can make ahead of time and then grab & go when you need some fuel. Blender muffins are one of the most popular types of recipes on the website, but another favorite are my energy bites. I have several versions of energy bite already – s’more, brookie, salted peanut protein, pumpkin spice, mint chocolate, birthday cake and pb cup cookie dough.

I talk a lot about the importance of consuming adequate protein as an endurance athlete, but I know it can be hard! So, I wanted to bring you some more high-protein recipes, one of them being these energy bites.  I took a follower favorite, monster granola bars, and switched up the recipe to make high-protein energy bites. Not only is this recipe high in protein, but it also has carbs and fat for a well-rounded snack. Pro tip: eat two and you’ll get 20 gm of protein! 

Energy bites are super easy to make – all you have to do is mix the ingredients together, roll them into balls and you are done! These are best if you refrigerate for at least 1 hour before digging in for optimal texture and then continue to store in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for 2 – 3 weeks. Let me know how you and your crew <if you feel like sharing> like these High Protein Monster Energy Bites!

High Protein Monster Energy Bites

Servings 18 bites


  • ½ cup honey
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup peanut butter powder
  • ½ cup whey protein powder unflavored or vanilla, see notes
  • ¾ cup quick oats
  • cup mini m&m's and/or mini chocolate chips regular sized are fine too


  • In a medium bowl, mix together honey, peanut butter and vanilla extract.
  • Add peanut butter powder & whey protein powder. Mix well.
  • Add oats, m&m's and chocolate chips. Mix well. You may need to get in there with clean hands & mix together.
  • Roll into 18 balls. If your protein bites are too soft, refrigerate for the perfect texture.


You can use your preferred protein powder; however, different types of protein absorb different amounts of liquid, so you may need to adjust by adding less protein powder or more peanut butter to get the right consistency. Different protein powders also have different textures in your bites. Plant-based protein powders are typically more 'gritty' than milk-based protein powders.
Nutrition Facts (serving size 1/18): 145 calories, 5g fat, 15g carb, 10g protein
How to use:
Athletes: Enjoy a couple of these as a balanced snack in between meals to keep the hungries away. Or, eat two instead of grabbing a 20 gm protein bar! 
Healthy eating: As a balanced high-protein recipe, a bite is a great snack or dessert option.
Kids: You may need to hide these from your kids, or they will eat all of them in 1 day like mine did! I kid, let your kids enjoy these with you!