Holiday Protein Bites {The Recipe Redux}

by Ashley on November 21, 2013

Hi friends! How are ya today! It’s almost Fridayyyyy!

protein bites

Today is November 21st which means it’s time for another Recipe Redux post! In case you’ve missed and of my past RR posts or want to learn more about RR check them out here:

Recipe Redux Pickled Okra

Garden Harvest Pickled Okra

peanut butter pie

Mini Peanut Butter Pies

crockpot lasagna

Crockpot Lasagna

Anyway, here is the challenge we were given this month:

Adding Merriment to Mixes – From hostess gifts to holiday gifts, it’s the season for DIY offerings from your kitchen. And homemade mixes couldn’t be easier! Think about healthy bread, hot cocoa, cookie bars, dressings or even spice mixes. Share the recipe for how you package up a little shelf-stable love from your kitchen!

What a great challenge! When I first heard of this months challenge, my mind went immediately to a healthier cookie or even some sort of vegan muffins, but I knew there was something that you all would love more. After brainstorming with my mom, we came up with the perfect idea! Since so many of you always tell me that you love the protein bars that I introduced you to many moons ago, we decided that a DIY Holiday Protein Bite mix would be the perfect answer to the challenge! 

protein bites

A perfect gift for any healthy food lover, this shelf-stable staple will provide a healthy treat with a delicious flavor too!

Holiday Protein Bites


  • 1.5 cups quick cooking oats
  • 1/2 cup vanilla protein powder
  • 1/2 cup mini dark chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup peanuts, chopped
  • 1/2 cup dried cherries
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut
  • 1/4 cup flax meal
  • pinch sea salt


  1. Pour ingredients into a large mason jar in listed order.
  2. Decorate jar to your liking and give it away!
  3. All the lucky gift receiver has to do is pour the mix into a large bowl, add in the two additional ingredients, mix until evenly combined, pour the mixture into a parchment lined baking dish and place in the freezer for ~30 minutes. Next they simply cut the mix into bites and place back into the freezer until ready to enjoy!

What a simple but delicious way to say Merry Christmas!

protein bites

Have an awesome day!

Good health!


Heather @TheSoulfulSpoon November 21, 2013 at 11:42 am

This is SUCH a cute idea! I love protein bars and love making my own!:) So neat!! I loved seeing these on there as something different:) You rock! XoXo
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Ashley November 27, 2013 at 8:41 pm

Thanks Heather! A treat we have a mutual love for!! Happy Thanksgiving eve!!

Jodi November 21, 2013 at 4:25 pm


Ashley November 27, 2013 at 8:40 pm

Thanks lil Jordy!!! 🙂 A tasty lil treat!

Quincy @ Shugurcän November 22, 2013 at 8:51 am

This is amazing. I am a huge-fan of raw/vegan-friendly recipes and this one fits the bill… Not to mention that it sounds so good!

Ashley November 27, 2013 at 8:40 pm

So happy to hear that! Me too! :)))

Christie - Food Done Light November 22, 2013 at 2:52 pm

I love the idea of giving protein bars. We all need a healthy snack this time of year. What a wonderful gift.
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Ashley November 27, 2013 at 8:39 pm

You are right about that! Thank you Christie!!

Deanna Segrave-Daly November 25, 2013 at 2:21 pm

Such a fantastic idea (and your santa label is super cute too 🙂

Ashley November 27, 2013 at 2:03 pm

Thank you Deanna! They sure are yummy!

Angela May 13, 2014 at 3:32 pm

Wow, such a creative and neat idea! Since we are way past the holiday season, I am just going to use this recipe in the coming days and pretend it’s the holiday season all over again.

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