These Cadbury Egg Protein Bites may look a little familiar to you. That’s because we’ve put an Easter/Spring twist on our Monster Protein Bites! The base of these protein bites is the same, but we’ve opted to top them with the cute and delicious Cadbury Eggs for a fun and festive touch.
What ingredients do you need?
Natural Peanut Butter
For the best results in this recipe, use a natural peanut butter. Natural peanut butter is made with only two ingredients: peanuts and salt. The oil in natural peanut butter tends to separate to the top, so it will require stirring before use.
You can use whichever honey you prefer for this recipe. I like using Costco’s Kirkland brand called “Organic Raw Honey.” Buying the honey in a bulk size is a great option when using larger quantities of honey for cooking and baking.
Vanilla Protein Powder
Feel free to use your favorite protein powder for this recipe! I prefer using a vanilla flavor so that the protein powder doesn’t overpower the other flavors in the protein ball. My favorite protein powder of all time is Truvani Plant-Based Protein powder. This is a great option for anyone who prefers a plant-based protein powder, but it is especially great for those who may have allergies to dairy, gluten, or soy. It’s made from a blend of organic pea protein, organic pumpkin seed protein, and organic sunflower seed protein and is free from common allergens. Additionally, it contains no added sugar, artificial sweeteners, or artificial flavors, and is non-GMO and USDA-certified organic. It checks every box!
Just a splash of vanilla extract helps to create the perfect flavor.
Cinnamon is a great addition to these protein balls. ½ tsp is all you need for a subtle flavor.
The salt in this recipe balances out the sweetness that comes from the honey and chocolate chips.
For this recipe, you will need old-fashioned oats, also known as rolled oats. I prefer to use the One Degree Organic brand from Costco. These oats are organic, certified gluten-free, and don’t contain glyphosate–meaning they are not treated with the herbicide glyphosate during the growing process. Swapping your oats to a brand that is glyphosate free is one simple swap to reduce the environmental toxins in your life. A few other brands that are glyphosate free are Bob’s Red Mill and Cascadian farms.
Shredded coconut adds to both the flavor and the texture of the protein balls. I recommend using unsweetened coconut flakes, and would not suggest substituting for coconut chips as they may be difficult to incorporate. If you have an allergy to or dislike coconut, you can substitute the coconut for an additional ¼ cup of oats.
Ground Flax seed
The ground flax seed is optional, but it is a great addition to help the protein balls bind together and provide extra nutrients. Flaxseed is a good source of omega-3 fatty acids which have been shown to help decrease the risk for heart disease, stroke, and cancer and reduce inflammation1. Our bodies are not capable of making omega-3 fatty acids on their own, so we have to get them from food. Some other sources of foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids include nuts and seeds (walnuts, flaxseed, chia seeds), fish, and shellfish. Flaxseed also contains lignans. Lignans are polyphenols, a compound found in plant foods that work as antioxidants in the body, that have also been shown to have anti-cancer properties. I personally aim to consume about a tablespoon of ground flax seed every day mixed into recipes or smoothies.
Chia seeds are also optional but highly recommended. Chia seeds are also a good source of omega-3 fatty acids and are a good source of fiber, which can help keep you feeling full longer. A small amount of chia seeds go a long way in this recipe.
Dark chocolate chips
My favorite addition to these protein balls is the dark chocolate chips. You can use mini chips or regular chips depending on your preference. If you are looking for a dairy-free option, my two favorite brands are Enjoy Life and Lily’s. Be sure to verify whether the chocolate chips you use are dairy-free by looking at the specific packaging of the product you’re using.
Cadbury Eggs for topping
We love these Cadbury Eggs! You can usually find them in the holiday candy section after all Valentine’s candy is put away. Easter and Spring, here we come!
What equipment do you need?
To make these protein bites, you will need a few basic kitchen tools. Here is a list of equipment you will need:
- Mixing bowl
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Spoon or spatula for stirring
- Baking sheet or plate
- Parchment paper
How is it done?
In a large mixing bowl, combine the peanut butter, honey, vanilla, cinnamon, and salt. Mix well.
Add the protein powder, old-fashioned oats, shredded coconut, flax seed, chia seeds, and chocolate chips. Mix together until well combined.
Use a cookie scoop or spoon to form the mixture into balls. Place a Cadbury Egg on top of each protein bite.
Place the protein bites on a baking sheet or plate and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
These protein bites will last for up to a week in the fridge. However, the best method for storage is in an air-tight container in the freezer. They will last for months in the freezer and taste just as fresh as the day you made them. If you use the freezer option, let them thaw for 15 minutes before consuming them.
Enjoy your homemade Cadbury Egg Protein Bites!
Anything else to consider?
You can easily adapt this recipe to your preferences or to the ingredients you have on hand. As you are swapping or substituting, add more peanut butter or honey if the mixture is dry and crumbly. If the mixture is too moist, add more protein powder or oats.
If you're looking for other ways to incorporate Mini Cadbury Eggs, try our Cadbury Egg No-Bake Cookies!
Is it (GF/DF/V/VEG)?
The protein bites themselves can be made dairy-free and gluten-free. However, please be aware that Cadbury Eggs used as a topping are not dairy-free. Ensure that each of the individual ingredients you use is certified gluten and dairy-free. Specifically evaluate the protein powder, oats, chocolate candies, and chocolate chips.
If you make these protein bites, please let us know how they turn out in the comments below and/or rate the recipe! Don’t forget to tag us on Instagram to show us your finished product—it makes our day every time we see you trying the recipes we love!
Cadbury Egg Protein Bites
- 1 cup natural peanut butter (250 g)
- 1/3 cup honey (113 g)
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/3 cup vanilla protein powder (40 g)
- 3/4 cup old-fashioned oats (80 g)
- 1 tbsp ground flax seed
- 2 tsp chia seeds
- 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips (45 g)
- 1/4 cup Cadbury Eggs for topping (50 g)
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the peanut butter, honey, vanilla, cinnamon, and salt. Mix well.
- Add the protein powder, old-fashioned oats, shredded coconut, flax seed, chia seeds, and chocolate chips. Mix together until well combined.
- Use a cookie scoop or spoon to form the mixture into balls. Add a Cadbury Egg to the top of each protein bite.
- Place the protein balls on a baking sheet or plate and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
- These protein balls will last for up to a week in the fridge. However, the best method for storage is in an air-tight container in the freezer. They will last for months in the freezer and taste just as fresh as the day you made them. If you use the freezer option, let them thaw for 15 minutes before consuming them.
- Enjoy your homemade Cadbury Egg protein bites!
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