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Trail Mix Protein Bites

Yields22 ServingsPrep Time10 mins

These easy to make Trail Mix Protein Bites make a delicious treat for your weekend adventures or a healthy after school snack. They are naturally gluten-free and can easily be made vegan. Everyone will LOVE this recipe!


 1 cup quick oats
 ½ cup unsweetened shredded coconut
 ¼ cup each: sunflower seeds, raisins, chopped walnuts, and chopped peanuts or almonds
 ¼ cup mini M&Ms (sub mini vegan chocolate chips, if needed)
 ¾ cup natural peanut or almond butter
 ¼ cup maple syrup (can sub honey)

Place the oats, coconut, sunflower seeds, walnuts, peanuts or almonds, and the mini M&Ms in a large bowl. Add the peanut or almond butter and the maple syrup and mix everything together well. I find it easier to start mixing with a wooden spoon and then use my hands at the end.


Once the dough comes together, form it into 22 balls. You'll need about 2 tablespoons per ball.


Store in your cooler for firmer balls and in your vehicle covered, for softer ones.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 22

Amount Per Serving
Calories 91
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6.5g10%

Saturated Fat 1.6g8%
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 2mg1%
Total Carbohydrate 7.1g3%

Sugars 2.8g
Protein 2.5g5%

Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 4%
Iron 3%

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.