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No Bake Chocolate Chip Granola Protein Bites {Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Nut Free, Vegan}

No Bake Chocolate Chip Granola Protein Bites are gluten-free, dairy-free, nut free and are vegan. This healthy snack recipe is super easy to make and is kid approved!
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword gluten-free protein bites, protein bites
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
chilling time 2 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Servings 8 people
Calories 409 kcal



  • 1 cup of dates If the dates are not very soft, please soak in hot water for 10 minutes to soften.
  • 2 cups of Seed and Fruit Mix Enjoy Life Foods
  • 1/2 cup of mini chocolate chips Enjoy Life Foods
  • 1 cup of gluten-free quick oats
  • 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder optional
  • 2 tablespoons of sunflower seed butter or your favorite nut butter
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of orange zest
  • 2 tablespoons of water


  • 1/4 cup of chocolate mini chips
  • 1/8 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • orange zest sprinkle on top
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  1. If your dates are not very soft, please soak them in hot water for 10 minutes.
  2. In your food processor puree the dates.
  3. Add the vanilla, cinnamon, salt, orange zest, protein powder, seed butter and water to the dates. Puree until combined.
  4. Add the Seed and Fruit Mix, gluten-free oats and mini chocolate chips and puree to fully combine all the ingredients.
  5. Roll mixture into 1-inch balls. (I like to use a cookie scoop) Place the balls on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet or plastic container.
  6. In a glass measuring cup microwave the mini chocolate chips for 2 minutes, stirring half way through. Add the 1/8 teaspoon of cinnamon to the chocolate sauce and stir.
  7. Using a spoon drizzle chocolate sauce over bites and sprinkle with orange zest (optional).
  8. Place the cookie sheet in the freezer for 20 minutes.
  9. Transfer bites into a plastic storage bag and keep in the refrigerator or freezer.
  10. Try not to eat them all. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
No Bake Chocolate Chip Granola Protein Bites {Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Nut Free, Vegan}
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 409 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 23g 35%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 2mg 1%
Sodium 85mg 4%
Potassium 156mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 36g 12%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
Sugars 22g
Protein 11g 22%
Vitamin A 0.8%
Vitamin C 0.5%
Calcium 3.9%
Iron 5.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.