It’s been a while since I’ve made a no bake protein bites recipe, and recency bias is always lurking. But I feel confident in saying these white chocolate pistachio protein bites are my favorite no bake bites I’ve ever made.
The saltiness of the pistachios perfectly balances the sweetness of the white chocolate and vanilla protein powder. And the texture, thanks to roasted pistachios, is amazing. There’s a slight crunch in every bite.
And with just four ingredients, it’s safe to say these no bake protein bites are one of the easiest recipes in the category.
Ingredients for No Bake Protein Bites
It’s a short list!
- roasted, salted, and shelled pistachios
- white chocolate chips
- protein powder
- your choice of milk
Even if you decide to make the optional coating, you’ll only need more of the first two ingredients on the list. With such a short ingredient list, I don’t foresee many questions beyond the protein powder. So I’ll briefly touch on it below and leave a few protein powder notes in the recipe card’s notes section.
The Best Protein Powder for Recipes
For these no bake protein bites, I used PEScience Select Whey and Casein protein powder. This is one of my go-to protein powders for recipes and cooking, with the other being Dymatize’s 100% Whey. I’m not affiliated with either company, I just love the products.
You can use any protein powder you’d like, just pay attention to the scoop size and gram measurements I’ve provided in the recipe. If your protein powder has tiny scoops and you blindly add them, you’ll end up with white chocolate pistachio soup. Likewise, you may need to add a bit more milk to get the consistency right before forming.
Don’t worry, I’ll walk you through it in the recipe card.
P.S. If you’re looking for a plant based protein powder, I’ve been experimenting with the PEScience vegan protein powder and even used it in a cherry chocolate vegan mug brownie. It gets a big thumbs up from me.
How to Make No Bake Protein Bites
Here’s the abbreviated version of the recipe:
- run pistachios through a food processor or blender
- add the protein powder
- pour melted white chocolate chips over the pistachios and protein powder
- stir until you can form protein bites
Easy enough, right?
The only thing that could trip you up is protein powder inconsistencies. But as long as you keep an eye on the scoop size of your protein powder and add the milk slowly, it’ll be rainbows and sunshine.
Okay, that’s all ya need to know. You’ll find the full recipe below. If you make these no bake protein bites, snap a pic and let me know what you think. Tag me on Instagram @mugsformuscles or join my free Facebook group and share it with the crew.
White Chocolate Pistachio Protein Bites
- 1/2 C (56g) Roasted Pistachios, shelled and salted
- 2 scoops (62g) PEScience Vanilla Protein Powder, or your choice of protein powder
- 1/4 C (56g) White Chocolate Chips
- 3 Tbsp Fairlife Skim Milk, divided
- 1 Tbsp (14g) White Chocolate Chips
- 1 Tbsp (7g) Roasted Pistachios, shelled and salted
- Add the pistachios to food processor or blender and mix until you have a flour-like pistachio mixture. Transfer the pistachio flour to a mixing bowl.
- Add the protein powder to the bowl and stir to fully combine both ingredients.
- Add the chocolate chips and 1 tablespoon of the milk to a small bowl. Microwave for 20-30 seconds or until melted. Stir well.
- Pour the melted chocolate over the protein powder and pistachios. If you microwave the chocolate too long and it's super hot, let it cool briefly before adding.
- Stir the mixture with a rubber spatula until it begins to resemble a wet sand. Add 1 tablespoon of the remaining milk and continue to stir. Test the protein bites dough as you go. If you add to much liquid, the dough will become sticky or too soft to form. (Depending on the protein powder you use, you may not need both tablespoons of milk. Or you may need a bit more liquid.)
- Divide the ball of protein bites dough into 8 pieces and roll them between your palms to form balls.
- If you'd like to add the coating, add the extra chocolate chips and pistachios to a food processor and blend until you have a fine powder. Roll the protein bites in the powder. (Spray them with a bit of cooking spray if you have trouble getting the coating to stick.)
- The nutrition facts are for the protein bites only without the optional coating. Macros with coating: 120 calories, 7.8 grams of protein, 8.6 grams of carbs, and 6.5 grams of fat each
- You can use any type of milk or liquid you'd like.
Serving Size1 protein bite
Amount Per Serving Calories 110Total Fat 5.6gUnsaturated Fat 0gCarbohydrates 7.3gProtein 7.5g
More No Bake Protein Bites Recipes You Might Like
I know I said the white chocolate pistachio are my best yet, but that doesn’t mean my others are chopped liver. My no bake fudge brownie protein balls, for example, are quite lit.
And my 100-calorie no bake s’mores protein bites are probably my most popular protein bites recipe.