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Tahini Coconut Energy Protein Bites
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Tahini Coconut Protein Energy Bites

These Tahini Coconut Protein Energy Bites are the perfect nut-free, on-the-go snack using natural sweeteners like dates.
Prep Time20 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: Snacks
Cuisine: American
Servings: 24 servings
Calories: 138kcal


  • 1/2 cup date caramel see recipe below
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 3/4 cup tahini
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup brown rice cereal
  • 1 cup vanilla protein powder
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips

Date caramel

  • 1/2 cup dates
  • 1/2 cup water


  • Using a food processor or a Magic Bullet, mix together dates and water until well combined and creamy.
  • Microwave or heat tahini, vanilla and maple syrup together in a small saucepan until smooth.
  • Add oats, rice cereal, protein powder, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, chocolate chips and coconut to a large bowl.
  • Add caramel-tahini mixture to oat mixture and mix until combined well. Form into little balls, then refrigerate for at least 30 min.
  • Roll balls in unsweetened coconut before serving (optional). Store in the fridge up to 2 months and enjoy!



Use any whey or vegan protein powder of your choice.
Store these protein bites in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
Freeze this recipe for up to 3 months. Defrost at room temperature for 15-30 minutes or microwave for 30 seconds.


Calories: 138kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 27mg | Potassium: 136mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 30IU | Vitamin C: 0.6mg | Calcium: 63mg | Iron: 1.3mg