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Make this No-bake Brownie Protein Bites recipe for a fun delicious treat that the whole family can enjoy. They are easy to make, gluten-free, high in protein, and full of chocolate flavor! Makes about 10 bites.

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These No-Bake Brownie Protein Bites are so rich, delicious, and easy to make. It is a chocolate lover’s dream come true basically in just one bite. The best part about these protein bites is you don’t have to bake anything. Just mix, roll into a ball, and add some chocolate chips, and boom! They are ready to eat and perfect to be stored in the fridge as a snack to enjoy all week long.

These protein bites are great for those who love to snack all day long and are trying to just snack healthier. Made with simple and healthy ingredients with added protein for a guilt-free treat.

Why you will love this recipe

  • Packed with flavor: These protein bites are so good and they taste just like brownies.
  • Easy to make: These protein brownie bites and so easy to put together. With just a handful of ingredients, all it takes is mixing the ingredients together and no baking is required.
  • Healthy: The perfect healthy treat that feels like you are having brownies without all the added calories and unhealthy ingredients.
No-Bake Brownie Protein Bites

Ingredients you will need

  • Almond flour or almond meal
  • Whey Protein chocolate flavor: you may use plant-based protein for a vegan-option.
  • Cocoa powder: use unsweetened
  • Nut butter: Almond butter, cashew butter, peanut butter, or sunflower butter
  • Honey: Honey is stickier than maple syrup and is preferred over other sweeteners. But to keep it vegan friendly, you can swap for maple syrup or agave.
  • Water– you will need just a tiny bit to stick things together
  • Mini chocolate chips– we used Dark chocolate chips, you can use dairy-free options.

How to make No-Bake Brownie Bites

  • First, In a medium bowl mix together the almond flour, protein powder, cocoa powder, almond butter, honey, and water until a dough forms.
  • Next, form the dough into 1-inch balls.
  • Then, place the chocolate chips on a plate and roll the balls of dough into the chocolate chips.
  • Finally, place the balls on a parchment-lined pan and chill until ready to eat.
No-Bake Brownie Protein Bites

Recipe notes and Tips

  • Vegan Option: If you are looking for a vegan brownie bite recipe, use a plant-based protein powder and either maple syrup or agave.
  • Flour: We used almond flour, but you can swap this with other flours like coconut flour or blend some quick oats to get a semi-flour texture. Try to swap for the same quantities. If the brownie bites are too dry, add 1 tablespoon of water at a time till you get a dough-like consistency.
  • Add ons: Consider adding either 1 tablespoon of chia seeds for some healthy fats, or 1 tablespoon of ground flax seed.
  • Protein: If you do not want to use protein powder, that’s fine, you can add in more almond flour, or some ground flax seed.
  • Nut butter: any nut butter would work for this recipe. Use what you like and what you have on hand.

Frequently asked questions

Is Protein Bites good for you?

Homemade protein bites or balls are better options when compared to store-bought snacks. They may not be low in calories due to all the ingredients that go into them like nut butter which is high in calories and fats. But generally, they are healthy and good for you to have occasionally as a healthy snack or dessert option.

What is a protein ball?

Proteins balls are simply put a bite of goodness. Protein balls or bites are made of a combination of oats, nut butter, nuts, flaxseed, protein powder, and other simple ingredients to make a healthy snack option that is rolled into bite-sized balls. They usually have the right amount of calories and fats to make a perfectly healthy snack or dessert.

How to store protein balls/bites?

Protein balls or bites should be stored in a sealed container to prevent them from drying out. You may store them on your kitchen counter for a few days or in the fridge for up to 10 days.

a side shot of brownie bites in a blue bowl with a tub of protein powder behind the bowl

Storage recommendations

Store leftover brownie bites in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 10 days. You can freeze for up to 3 months. When ready to eat, place them in the fridge the night before to thaw.

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4.88 from 54 votes

No-Bake Brownie Protein Bites

By: Rena
Servings: 12 Bites
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes
0 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
side shot of a blue bowl with Brownie Protein Bites in a blue bowl
No-bake protein bites that are full of chocolate flavor and easy to make. Ready in just 10 minutes


  • ½ Cup Almond flour or almond meal
  • 2 Scoops Whey Protein, chocolate flavor
  • 2 Tbsp Cocoa powder
  • 2 Tbsp Almond, cashew or sunflower butter
  • 2 Tbsp Honey
  • 2 Tbsp Water
  • ½ Cup Mini chocolate chips, Dark


  • In a medium bowl mix together the almond flour, protein powder, cocoa powder, almond butter, honey, and water until a dough forms.
  • Form the dough into 1 inch balls.
  • Place the chocolate chips on a plate and roll the balls of dough into the chocolate chips.
  • Place the balls on a parchment lined pan and chill until ready to eat.



Calories per Bite/Ball
  • Almond flour or coconut flour
  • Any nut butter
  • Honey, maple syrup, or any other sticky sweetener. We prefer honey for the best result
  • Use your favorite protein powder
  • Dark Chocolate chips or sugar-free
Place leftovers in a container and store them in the fridge for up to 10 days. You can freeze for up to 3 months.
Nutritional facts:
Please keep in mind that the nutritional information is calculated using a nutrition facts calculator. It is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on the products used.


Calories: 113kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 4gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 22mgPotassium: 90mgFiber: 1gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 140IUVitamin C: 1.5mgCalcium: 54mgIron: 0.9mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
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About Rena Awada

Hi, I’m Rena! Welcome to my blog. I am here to help you prepare delicious, light, fresh meals that your whole family will love!

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  1. 5 stars
    These were delicious!!! I added 1 scoop of collagen peptides to give them 6g more protein, I substituted chocolate whey with vanillla, I used all natural peanut butter, and substituted water with Almond milk. I did have to add about 1/4tsp extra of almond milk. I added chocolate chips right into dough mix (I only had the regular size chips so the mixed better in the dough lol)
    Thank you so much for sharing!!

  2. My daughter has been making these bad boys for a few months now. She shared the recipe and now I LOVE THEM too!!! Thanks so much for sharing this great tasting and healthy treat!

    1. So glad you ladies love this recipe. Thanks for the feedback and tell your daughter thank you for sharing it!

  3. Can you substitute the almond flour for a different flour other than coconut? i have reactions to both flours??

    1. Hi Johananha. You can use oat flour. Or make your own oat flour by blending some rolled oats until they are fine and use that instead.

    1. That’s odd. I am not sure but usually, if it is a bit loose or watery you add more almond flour or protein and it should work.

      1. Thanks, what’s the best storage method and how long do the leftovers last?

      2. Hi Sabrina
        Just place them in an airtight container and store in the fridge. They should be good for 7-10 days

  4. My dough came out really wet and I couldn’t roll them properly. I followed the recipe. What should I do?

    1. Hi Amy,
      I’ve made this many times and it works for me. I am sorry! you can add either more almond flour or more protein

  5. 5 stars
    I love baking with my kiddos, this is our next project together. Finally a treat I don’t have to feel guilty about, thanks Rena.

  6. Hello rena,

    I want to know if I can substitute almond flour and almond milk beacuse I can’t use it due to thyroid problems.