Cinnamon Chocolate Protein Bites


When you just want a quick snack, the best food requires no cooking/baking, few ingredients, and won’t have you in your kitchen more than 20 minutes.

These vegan protein bites are the answer.

protein bites

No-bake bite-size sweets are the best to throw together because they’re fool-proof and extremely flavorful. I switch up the ingredients often so no batch is ever the same. However, this specific recipe is a staple because the combination of cinnamon + cloves + chocolate is just too good.

Side note: some of the bites were rolled in shredded coconut for this batch. This is not a necessary step – it’s all up to you! Get creative with it.

If you make these, let me know by tagging @amongtheflora, @ritamerino, or hashtagging #amongtheflora on Instagram. I would love to see your concoctions and/or variations.

protein bites


  • 1 cup pitted dates, (soak in water for 10 minutes, then drain)
  • 1/4 cup vegan dark chocolate, chopped
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 3 tablespoons sunflower butter
  • 2 tablespoons hemp seeds
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds 
  • generous dashes of cinnamon
  • dash of cloves
  • dash of salt


  1. Pulse the drained, soaked dates in a food processor or high-speed blender until they have broken into small pieces.
  2. Add chocolate, oats, hemp seeds, chia seeds and sunflower butter to the dates and pulse to combine. Do not over process.
  3. Transfer to a bowl, mix a little more with your hands, then start rolling into balls to mold them together. (Note: It helps to wet your hands slightly so it’s not too sticky. I personally wear food-safe latex gloves often since I like to share these, but you’ll still need to keep a small bowl of water to keep re-wetting your hands if you go this route too.)
  4. Transfer to a container and place in the refrigerator or freezer for 45 minutes. Or, enjoy right away! I can’t help but do a little of both.

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