No bake Protein Bites

No Bake Protein Bites are a delightful and nutritious snack that’s perfect for any time of the day. I’ve found them to be a lifesaver, especially on busy days when there’s just no time for elaborate cooking. They’re packed with the goodness of oats and peanut butter, and the addition of Rice Krispies gives them a delightful crunch. The best part? They’re customizable! You can add chocolate chips and marshmallows for a touch of sweetness, which my kids absolutely adore. They’re easy to make, require no baking, and are great for a quick energy boost.


  • 2 cups oats
  • 1 cup Rice Krispies
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 2/3 cup honey
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Chocolate chips (optional)
  • Marshmallows (optional)


  1. Combine Ingredients: In a large bowl, pour in the oats, Rice Krispies, peanut butter, honey, and vanilla extract. Combine everything until all the dry ingredients are well coated.
  2. Add Extras: If desired, add a handful of chocolate chips and marshmallows. Stir until these are evenly distributed throughout the mixture.
  3. Form the Bites: Using a cookie scoop, roll the mixture into bite-sized balls. Place them on a greased pan.
  4. Chill: Transfer the pan to the refrigerator and let the bites set. This usually takes about an hour.
  5. Storage: Once set, transfer the protein bites to an airtight container. They will last for a week when stored in the refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts:

  • Calories: Approximately 100-120 per bite (varies with size and added ingredients)
  • Fat: 4g
  • Carbohydrates: 15g
  • Protein: 3g (Note: Nutritional values can vary based on the size of the bites and specific ingredients used.)

Bonus Tips:

  • Variations: Feel free to experiment with different add-ins like dried fruits, nuts, or different types of cereal for a variety of flavors and textures.
  • Size Consistency: For uniform bites, use a cookie scoop or measuring spoon to ensure each bite is the same size.
  • Kid-Friendly Activity: Making these bites can be a fun activity for kids, allowing them to add their favorite ingredients.

FAQ Section:

  1. Can I use a different type of nut butter? Absolutely! Almond butter, cashew butter, or any nut or seed butter can be a great substitute.
  2. How long do they need to chill in the refrigerator? Usually, an hour is sufficient, but they can be left longer until they’re firm.
  3. Are these protein bites gluten-free? Yes, as long as you use gluten-free oats and Rice Krispies.
  4. Can I reduce the honey for less sweetness? Yes, you can adjust the honey to your taste. However, it also acts as a binding agent, so reducing it might affect the consistency.
  5. How can I make these vegan? Use agave syrup or maple syrup instead of honey, and ensure the chocolate chips and marshmallows are vegan-friendly.

These No Bake Protein Bites are a wholesome and delicious snack, perfect for busy days, post-workout, or even as a sweet treat in your kid’s lunchbox. They’re a testament to the fact that healthy eating can be both simple and delicious!