White Chocolate Pistachio No Bake Protein Bites

White Chocolate Pistachio No Bake Protein Bites

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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.

You'll love these 4-ingredient no bake protein bites with roasted pistachios and white chocolate chips. Each protein bite has 8 grams of protein and only 110 calories.

white chocolate no bake protein bites inside

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!

  1. roasted, salted, and shelled pistachios
  2. white chocolate chips
  3. protein powder
  4. 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.

white chocolate pistachio no bake protein bites recipe

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.

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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?

how to make white chocolate no bake protein bites

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.

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White Chocolate Pistachio No Bake Protein Bites

Quick and easy protein bites made with roasted pistachios, white chocolate chips, and protein powder. 

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword no bake, protein bites
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 110 kcal
Author Mason Woodruff

Ingredients

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

Optional Coating

  • 1 Tbsp (14g) White Chocolate Chips
  • 1 Tbsp (7g) Roasted Pistachios shelled and salted

Instructions

  1. 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.

    pistachio flour for no bake protein bites
  2. Add the protein powder to the bowl and stir to fully combine both ingredients.

    mixing the protein powder and pistachio flour
  3. Add the chocolate chips and 1 tablespoon of the milk to a small bowl. Microwave for 20-30 seconds or until melted. Stir well.

    melted white chocolate for no bake protein bites
  4. 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. 

    melted chocolate mixed with dry ingredients for no bake protein bites
  5. 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.)

    mixed batter for no bake protein bites
  6. Divide the ball of protein bites dough into 8 pieces and roll them between your palms to form balls. 

    crushed pistachios and white chocolate chips for no bake protein bites coating
  7. 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.) 

Recipe Notes

  • 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.

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.



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