Foodie Friday: No Bake Protein Treats

Welcome back to our weekly Foodie Friday link up! I’m linking up with Emily from Whatever Floats Your Oats, Esther from Chocolate Runner Girl, Farrah from Fairyburger and Cassandra from Powered by BLING to create awesome healthy recipes each week! Also, make sure you hop around to check out all the amazing recipes in this link up and feel free to add your recipes as well!

So sometimes our best laid plans just don’t happen. I had a really yummy recipe in mind for today’s “no bake” theme but for whatever reason, the odds were against me and it just didn’t work out. I even went to the grocery store on Wednesday night to grab what I thought I needed. I couldn’t find the crunchy cereal I wanted to I tried to improvise and it just didn’t work. UGH.

Sometimes part of being a food blogger is dealing with kitchen failures and while normally I have time to try to correct it, I just didn’t yesterday. Not only was I lacking a crucial ingredient, I was also chasing my kids around as they harassed the guy installing my new California Closet. So I’m not really all that upset….I am getting my dream closet, after all.

If I am able to actually organize my clothes in a presentable fashion once it is all put together, I will be showcasing my little slice of closet heaven in all it’s glory on here at some point.

For now, I am just going to leave you with two no bake recipes that I have previously posted and deserve a little more time in the spotlight 😉

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Skoop Chocofresh Energy Bites:

Skoop Chocofresh Energy Balls

Skoop Chocofresh Energy Bites Recipe
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  1. 1 cup oat flour (or processed oats)
  2. 1/2 cup almond butter
  3. 1 tbsp chia seeds
  4. 1 scoop/packet of Skoop A-Game Chocofresh
  5. 2 tbsp cacao nibs + extra to roll in
  6. unsweetened shredded coconut for rolling
  1. In a large bowl or blender, combine all the ingredients except extra cacao nibs & shredded coconut.
  2. Let sit in the fridge for about an hour and then remove and roll into balls.
  3. Coat each of the balls with either shredded coconut or cacao nibs.
  4. Store in an airtight container in the fridge.
  5. Enjoy! :)
The Fit Foodie Mama
Double Chocolate Protein Bars:

5 Ingredient Double Chocolate Protein Bars {Gluten Free, Vegan}




  • 1 cup of Enjoy Life Crunchy Flax + Chia Cereal
  • 1 cup all natural almond butter
  • 1 scoop of vegan chocolate protein powder (I used Plant Fusion)
  • 1/2 cup of pitted dates
  • 1/3 cup of dairy free chocolate chips, melted


  1. In a large blender combine cereal, almond butter, protein powder, and dates.  Blend until combined.  
  2. Transfer to an 8X8 glass dish and smooth out with a spoon until flat and even. 
  3. Melt chocolate chips in a cup in the microwave for approximately 40-60 seconds.  Add either dairy free milk or coconut oil to thin (a little splash or dab) if necessary. 
  4. Drizzle over top of protein bar mixture and cover. 
  5. Place in refrigerator for 2 hours or so to let harden. 
  6. Remove and cut into bars. 
  7. ENJOY! :) 

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Again, sorry for the recipe repeats but hey, it happens sometimes 😉 Be sure to link up below if you have a recipe to share and join us again next week, our theme will be strawberries :)

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Annmarie is a self proclaimed foodie, avid long distance runner and functional fitness coach. A DVRT Master Trainer, HKC Instructor and food allergy sufferer, she writes about strength training for runners as well as shares allergy friendly recipes for busy athletes.   She is also the owner of Strength In Motion Studio, mother of two sassy sisters and wife to a chronically busy chiropractor.   Subscribe by email for updates to get the latest workouts, advice and recipes straight to your inbox!


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Mary Beth Jackson
Reply April 24, 2015

the little energy balls look great! I can't wait to hear more about this California closet!
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    Reply April 24, 2015

    The guy is finishing it up right now, hoping to showcase it sometime next week ;)

Reply April 24, 2015

Yeay, new closets! and way to be happens...!! One question: any suggestion for sub for oat flour? Those bites look amazing but I can't do oats.....
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    Reply April 24, 2015

    I am really excited for my new closet! :D To answer your question, I think rice flour would be a good sub for oat flour probably OR you can try the cereal I used in the bars and blend them to make them flour like- they don't have oats in them, I don't think!

Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
Reply April 24, 2015

One day....maybe I'll get my butt in gear and make some no-bake snacks!
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    Reply April 24, 2015

    They are so easy, what are you waiting for?! ;)

Susie @ SuzLyfe
Reply April 24, 2015

I think it is so funny that many of us are like BAH no bake things. For some reason the idea that they might have to sit and gasp take a little bit of time to set. Do we not do the same thing with the oven???
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    Reply April 24, 2015

    I know, right?! I don't mind baking or waiting for my bars/balls to harden as long as they're tasty ;)

Reply April 24, 2015

I'm glad that you gave these two more spotlight time, because they look amazing! <3 life definitely gets in the way sometimes--I almost didn't have anything to post today either! Good luck with your closet! (I will live vicariously through you because I don't even have a dresser right now, haha.)
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    Reply April 24, 2015

    I am happy too! The protein bites were from way back and deserved to be showcased again! It has been CRAZY lately but I am hoping to get back into gear with all my recipes and really get my head in the game again soon! I hate feeling unprepared!

Reply April 24, 2015

YUM!! No bake protein balls are one of my favorite snacks to keep on hand.
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    Reply April 24, 2015

    Me too! My mistakes turned into some deliciousness (not pretty looking) that I now have on hand for breakfast/snacks for a while! :D

Debbie Rodrigues
Reply April 24, 2015

Needless to say that I am saving it for later. I think that I started to get obsessed with the delicious recipes of yours. #sweatpink
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    Reply April 24, 2015

    Aw, thanks girl! I am happy to hear you like my recipes! Can't wait to hear what you think when you give them a try :)

Reply April 24, 2015

Sounds good Annmarie and easy to make, my kind of recipe for sure.
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    Reply April 24, 2015

    Easy peasy is the only way I like to do things, haha! Jk, sort of but I do like to keep things simple :)

Nicole @ Fitful Focus
Reply April 24, 2015

I used to be so good about making my own energy bars/bites. I need to get back to it instead of buying the expensive ones...
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    Reply April 25, 2015

    I go in phases where I make them or buy them or just not have them at all. I do like making my own though since I know what goes in them!

Reply April 24, 2015

Yum! Looks delicious as always. I've got Skoop in the pantry too so I need to try these!
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    Reply April 25, 2015

    Woohoo, give it a try and let me know what you think :)

Sue @ This Mama Runs for Cupcakes
Reply April 24, 2015

OHhh, I haven't seen the skoop recipe before. That looks awesome. Wish I had some chocofresh on hand!
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    Reply April 25, 2015

    I need to buy more chocofresh too! I made this like 6 months or more ago and figured it was time for it to come out of the archives :P

Cassandra @PoweredByBling
Reply April 24, 2015

Why can I picture you, mess all over you at the kitchen counter, making these, while your kids are running around the house getting in the way of the California Closets guy! LOL! You should have filmed your day - great YouTube sitcom.

Can't wait to see the new closets!

I haven't heard of this protein source. Gonna go check it out though. These snacks look perfect for a quick treat.
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    Reply April 25, 2015

    Hahahaha you totally nailed it on the head- it was complete chaos, I really should have filmed it and just posted that instead :P

Reply April 25, 2015

Awesome recipe! I am into no bake recipes these days because they are so easy to put together and most of them are healthy. These look and sounds delicious. Not to mention they have chia in it. Bonus!

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Debbie Rodrigues
Reply April 25, 2015

Hi Annmarie!
I created a “featured” button to the bloggers that have appeared in one of my ShoutOut Saturday entries.
Please feel free to grab it and use it on your page.
Also, I am inviting you to the Pinterest community board. Come and pin your blogs with everyone else!
Thank you for the great information you share!
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    Reply April 26, 2015

    Awesome, thank you so much Debbie! Sorry I have been quite sick and wasn't really on the computer yesterday. I really appreciate the feature, heading over to check it out now :)

Jess @hellotofit
Reply April 25, 2015

Two treats in one day?! Best Friday ever. These look delish :) I have some vanilla you think that could work in the bites recipe?

    Reply April 26, 2015

    Heck yeah it could, that would taste amazing!

The Healthy Apple
Reply April 25, 2015

Yum, I love no-bake treats, especially when the weather starts getting a little warmer! Have a great weekend!!
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    Reply April 26, 2015

    Me too, perfect for when it's too hot to turn the oven on!

Nora @ 2 Generations Running
Reply April 25, 2015

Hey, I love no-bake treats so I don't mind you featuring these two recipes!!! :) They sound so good, especially the chocolate protein bars! Haha, that's so awesome that you are getting your dream closet!
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    Reply April 26, 2015

    The chocolate protein bars were amazing and the cereal in them is what I was lacking to make the recipe I wanted to feature instead. I will buy it soon and post it eventually :P Yes, super excited about my closet- now to only organize everything and keep it looking neat!

Abby @ BackAtSquareZero
Reply April 27, 2015

I am so into protein balls and bars right now. I need to whip up a batch.
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    Reply April 27, 2015

    I love how quick and easy they are to make! So yummy too :)

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