Chocolate coffee energy bites combine minimal ingredients to make a delicious healthy energy bite that has no refined sugar. This gluten-free snack is perfect for a pre-workout boost and is an easy snack to pack.

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Chocolate Coffee Energy Bites

Coffee bites, coffee balls, who knows what you call these … I went with chocolate coffee energy bites, but honestly, can we just call them good? These suckers combine minimal real food ingredients to make the perfect pre-workout or post-workout snack. The added ground coffee gives just the perfect pick-me-up that I know and love!

I first tried coffee crunch energy bites at Lifetime. I finished a workout and headed to the cafe before heading out to work. I didn’t have a snack and happened upon them. I LOVED them. Filling and a great pick-me-up. But they were a little sweet for my liking, and they were $2.99 for two of them. I knew I could make them cheaper. So I did! They are super easy to make and store wonderfully. Here’s what you need.

What do you need to make chocolate protein balls with coffee

Chocolate Coffee Energy Bites

Questions about this chocolate coffee energy bite recipe

What type of protein powder should I use?

Feel free to use the protein powder of your choice. Obviously chocolate flavored will work best when making these coffee bites. I like to use Truvani Chocolate Protein Powder because it has minimal, real food organic ingredients.

Do I need to use coffee in this recipe?

Coffee balls do use coffee within. Or espresso. Obviously if you are sensitive to these ingredients, take heed. I have another recipe for energy balls that don’t have any coffee within if you’d rather make something different. But if you enjoy coffee, I highly recommend these!

How do I store chocolate coffee energy bites?

Store these in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Can I use another sweetener?

While I have not tested it, I do think that maple syrup would work just as well as honey. I would use the same amount in the recipe.

What if I don’t have a stand mixer?

A stand mixer can be useful in making breads, cookies, and definitely these energy balls! BUT, have no fear if you don’t have one – you can certainly mix by hand … it’s just going to take a little more elbow grease.

Chocolate Coffee Energy Bites stacked on a plate

Chocolate coffee energy bites
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
0 mins

Chocolate coffee energy bites combine minimal ingredients to make a delicious healthy energy bite that has no refined sugar. This gluten-free snack is perfect for a pre-workout boost and is an easy snack to pack.

Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 16
Calories: 159 kcal
  • 1 3/4 cup old-fashioned oats (use gluten-free if needed)
  • 1 cup nut butter (almond butter, cashew butter or sunflower seed butter)
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 scoop protein powder
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 3 tbsp ground coffee
  1. Combine all dry ingredients for chocolate coffee energy bites in the stand mixer. Mix on low until combined.

  2. Add wet ingredients, and mix until dry and wet ingredients are incorporated. Scrape down sides and mix again if needed.

  3. Remove bowl and try to form a ball. Balls should stick together. If needed, add a bit more honey to make them stick.

  4. Use a cookie scoop or eyeball them to be a similar size. Line placed energy balls on a piece of waxed paper.

  5. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts
Chocolate coffee energy bites
Amount Per Serving
Calories 159 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 3mg1%
Sodium 78mg3%
Potassium 156mg4%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 5IU0%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 19mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

So there you go! You’ll have to let me know if you like these as much as I do.

Before I leave, here are a few other posts that I think you may like: These paleo protein bars are awesome if you don’t have time to make them ahead of time. And if you end up getting Truvani Protein Powder, these homemade protein bars have just 5 ingredients!

Let me know if you get a chance to try! XOXO

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