Wednesday, November 20, 2013

WIAW: Chocolate Protein Puffed Rice Bites

My favorite post-workout snack is a little ball of chocolate. Literally. Normally I'm not a chocolate kind of person, but sometimes a little bite of peanut butter, chocolate, and crispy just hits the spot.

I'm a big fan of Lindsay Cotter and her delicious Healthy Bites. In fact it was her Muddy Buddy Mochas that started my interest in little bite sized post workout treats.

I've learned over the years that it is important to consume some protein within 30 minutes of a hard workout because it aids muscle recovery and also prevents over-eating later (my biggest problem). The (other) problem for me is that I usually don't feel like eating anything right away.

After ordering some Healthy Bites and then purchasing her recipe eBook, I was inspired to create my own bites. I thought about some of the chocolate candy bars that I've liked over the years and sometimes crave as a little snack: Reese's Peanut Butter Cups and 100 Grand Bars were at the top of my list. 

After jotting down the recipe, I got right to work. Not only was I excited to see how my own creation would turn out, but ever since going GF, I have so much more energy! Most Sundays you can find me wearing my "Chef's hat" and going a little crazy with projects in the kitchen. Ok, back to the treats...I tossed all the ingredients into a bowl and started mixing it up.

After mixing all the ingredients together, I rolled the mixture into 1.5 inch balls (approximately) and placed them on wax paper before putting into the freezer.

About an hour later, my new bites were ready to try. The puffed rice wasn't as crispy as a candy bar, but they are absolutely yummy!

Disclaimer: I did not claim my recipe to be healthy, but it is gluten-free. Enjoy!

What's your favorite post-workout snack?

Today I'm linking up again with Jen from Peas and Crayons. Don't forget to take a look at a ton of other awesome recipes.


  1. oh dang!! those look awesome! so crunchy!! well done!

  2. oh man, those remind of of the Crunch bars... which is one of my favorites! I think I would house the entire batch in minutes!

  3. These look amazing! I say this all the time, but I love my balls! Seriously, I'm like the ball lady who goes everywhere with some in her purse. Adding these to the arsenal!

  4. Let me know how they turn out!

  5. these.look.SO.freaking good!!! i'm totally going to attempt to recreate these things! thanks for sharing! so happy i came across your blog!



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