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Tahini Chocolate Date Protein Bites

This recipe is the perfect way to incorporate snacks between meals to fuel your body throughout the day. These protein bites consist of two feature ingredients, tahini and dates. Tahini is a condiment made from toasted ground hulled sesame and is a rich source of B vitamins which boost energy and brain function, as well as Vitamin E which is protective against heart disease and strokes. Around 50% of the fat contained in tahini is from monounsaturated fatty acids which have anti-inflammatory properties. Dates, on the other hand, provide a rich source of fiber that is beneficial for gut motility in slowing digestion and controlling blood sugar. It also contains important antioxidants such as flavonoids, carotenoids, phenolic acid, which may have further anti-inflammatory properties and reduce overall risk of disease. These energy balls are your perfect bite size snack! 

  • Author: Annie Tsang
  • Yield: 6 Protein Bites 1x


  • ½ cup tahini
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ cup cacao powder
  • 1 cup pitted dates
  • 1 scoop protein powder
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 2 tbsps coconut oil


  1. In a food processor, place in the dates, tahini, cacao powder, protein powder, and cinnamon and puree until evenly mixed.
  2. Add in the chia seeds, rolled oats, and coconut oil to the processor.
  3. Using a spoon or ice cream scooper, start rolling 1 inch balls while pressing into the dough.
  4. Place in the fridge for at least an hour before serving, and up to a week.


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  • Serving Size: 1 protein bite
  • Calories: 220
  • Sugar: 8g
  • Sodium: 0mg
  • Fat: 13g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.5g
  • Carbohydrates: 48g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Protein: 10g

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