15 Minute Chocolate Tahini Protein Bites (Gluten Free, Vegan)

Prep: 15 minutesCook: 0 minutesTotal: 15 minutes
Yield: makes 6 Category: Desserts
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These delicious chocolate tahini protein bites are really fudgey in texture and have a lovely deep flavour due to the combination of sesame and dark chocolate.

I get the occasional request for protein recipes so thought it was about time I shared some on here. It will depend on the protein serving in the powder that you use but I worked these out to be just under 10g of protein per bite! This means an afternoon snack of two chocolate tahini protein bites and a soya latte will offer up over 20g making this recipe a great way to incorporate additional protein into your diet.

Make sure you use a good quality protein powder that suits your specific dietary requirements. Remember to use one you actually like the taste of so it doesn’t ruin these bites! I actually use a vanilla flavoured vegan protein in this recipe but a chocolate flavour would obviously work very well in this too! If you don’t use protein powder but like the sound of these you could omit it and try a version using gluten free oats blended into a fine flour instead.

Like all of my no bake recipes, these bites are gluten free and vegan however they are also made to a nut free recipe. I use tahini in this recipe but if you cannot have sesame you can try these using a seed butter in its place. Alternatively if you eat nuts you are welcome to make these bites using a nut butter with a runny consistency. I love the flavour combination of tahini and dark chocolate, however, using a dairy free milk or white chocolate in its place will work well if you wanted these a little sweeter. Alternatively, if you are short on time can omit the chocolate coating entirely.

To make these you will need to use full fat coconut milk that comes from a can, ensure you use the creamy part of the mixture rather than the clear watery part if it has separated. I use 5 tbsp of coconut milk in this recipe, however, some proteins are dryer than others so if you find the mixture is still very crumbly and is not coming together you can add a little bit more. You will need to use pitted dates in this recipe.

I split this mixture into six bites, however, if you preferred you could make more or less of them. Once coated in chocolate you can just pop these in the freezer to allow the chocolate to set and then transfer them to the fridge where they will last for up to five days.

For other recipes incorporating protein powder you may want to try my Oreo Protein Truffles, my No Bake Protein Blondies or my Chocolate Chip Protein Fudge.

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Ingredients

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  • 150g 3/4 cup + 1 tbsp dairy free dark chocolate
  • 80g 1/3 cup dates
  • 2 x scoops protein powder (approximately 60g)
  • 5 tbsp runny tahini
  • 5 tbsp coconut milk (creamy part)
  • 2 tsp cacao powder
  • 2 tsp sesame seeds

Method

  1. Place the dates in a blender or food processor and blitz until they are in small pieces
  2. Add the protein powder, cacao, tahini and coconut milk to the blender and blitz until the ingredients come together. Add an extra tablespoon of coconut milk if the mixture is still dry
  3. Scrape the mixture out into a bowl and separate into six evenly sized chunks
  4. Roll each chunk into a ball using your palms
  5. Melt the chocolate using a Bain- Marie and roll each of the tahini bites into the chocolate until completely coated
  6. Top each bite with a sprinkling of sesame seeds and place in the freezer for ten minutes to set

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