Healthy No Bake Chunky Monkey Bites

These healthy no bake chunky monkey bites are packed full of flavor and taste like dessert, but you’d never tell! A quick and easy snack recipe which takes minutes and is suitable for those following a vegan, gluten-free, paleo and dairy free lifestyle! 

No Bake Chunky Monkey Bites which are the perfect snack recipe which tastes anything but healthy- But they are! Ready in 5 minutes! {vegan, gluten free, paleo, high protein recipe}

“My New Year’s resolution is to stop eating chocolate!”

….A statement you’ll never hear coming from my mouth. 

Actually, any resolution which involves cutting out a food group or demonises a particular diet would never be on my radar.

Okay, I lied. Kale.

Kale.

IN 2016, I will eat kale…..once.

There you go.

But in all seriousness, I think many are often guilty of making resolutions involving banning certain food groups or trialling a new diet without much thought or consideration. Initially, there may be some positive results from these actions. However, in the long run, this may lead to a slew of potential setbacks and affects on one’s health. 

With this brand new year ahead of us, it’s easy to make goals but sticking to them is the tricky bit. A great starting point would be to focus on what we are putting inside our bodies and we can start with our nutrition. Deprivation or banning certain food groups is pretty much a recipe for disaster so it’s HOW we present them which can make these changes commonplace. 

No Bake Chunky Monkey Bites which are the perfect snack recipe which tastes anything but healthy- But they are! Ready in 5 minutes! {vegan, gluten free, paleo, high protein recipe}

From personal experience, I found setting small, attainable goals to be the ones which have the long-lasting positive effect. There are actually several small goals I made a few years back which are now commonplace to me today- Purely because they were achievable, sustainable and well…..didn’t involve kale or banning chocolate. 

I’m thrilled to once again be collaborating with Kohl’s, as part of their #makeyourmove campaign. It’s been both a pleasure and an honor to be working with a brand which promotes a healthy lifestyle for their consumers. Today’s recipe may look sinful but actually, is incredibly healthy and perfect to incorporate into your day-to-day nutrition plan.

No Bake Chunky Monkey Bites which are the perfect snack recipe which tastes anything but healthy- But they are! Ready in 5 minutes! {vegan, gluten free, paleo, high protein recipe}

These healthy no bake chunky monkey bites are the perfect grab-and-go snack or healthy treat which taste like dessert, but are actually healthy for you! It’s full of fiber, healthy fats, protein and uses fruit to sweeten it naturally! It’s also suitable for those following a paleo, vegan, gluten free and dairy free lifestyle! 

So where does chunky monkey come into the picture? Let’s showcase it right here- 

Banana- Mashed banana in the batter

Fudge chunks- Dairy free chocolate chunks

Walnuts- Crushed walnuts (any nuts can be used here or even omitted!) 

HACK! Thanks to Kohl’s and their epic kitchen range, you have THREE ways to make this- A food processor, a high-speed blender, or having a mini arm workout and whipping it up in one of these bowls

No Bake Chunky Monkey Bites which are the perfect snack recipe which tastes anything but healthy- But they are! Ready in 5 minutes! {vegan, gluten free, paleo, high protein recipe}

Make these healthy no bake chunky monkey bites and here’s to making a move in the right direction this new year!

No Bake Chunky Monkey Bites

These healthy no bake chunky monkey bites are packed full of flavor and taste like dessert, but you'd never tell! A quick and easy snack recipe which takes minutes and is suitable for those following a vegan, gluten-free, paleo and dairy free lifestyle!
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Author: Arman @ thebigmansworld

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups gluten free oat flour For a paleo option- Use 6 T coconut or almond flour
  • 1/2 cup chocolate protein powder optional*
  • pinch sea salt
  • 2 T cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup granulated sweetener of choice optional**
  • 1/2 cup overripe mashed banana about 1 medium
  • 1/4 cup nut butter of choice I used almond butter
  • 1/4 cup + dairy free milk of choice***
  • 2 T crushed walnuts
  • 2 T dairy free chocolate chunks

Instructions

  • In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, protein powder, cocoa powder, sea salt, granulated sweetener of choice and mix well. Add in the mashed banana- Mixture should be very crumbly. Add the chocolate chunks and walnuts and mix well.
  • In a microwave safe bowl, melt the nut butter. Pour wet mixture into the flour/banana mixture until fully incorporated.
  • Using a tablespoon at a time, add the dairy free milk of choice until a very thick batter is formed.
  • Using your hands, form into bite sized balls and refrigerate for at least 20 minutes to firm up.

Notes

* I've tried this using a vegan blend, a casein blend and a paleo blend
** Adjust accordingly- I omitted because I preferred the sweetness from the fruit/protein powder
*** Adjust accordingly- You may need more depending on the protein powder and/or flour you use.
Tried this recipe?Give us a shout at @thebigmansworld or tag #thebigmansworld!
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Healthy No Bake Cookies and Cream Protein Snack Bars- Just 10 minutes and 1 bowl to whip these up- Soft, chewy and no refrigeration needed- They taste like candy! {vegan, gluten free, refined sugar free + paleo option!}

No Bake Chunky Monkey Bites which are the perfect snack recipe which tastes anything but healthy- But they are! Ready in 5 minutes! {vegan, gluten free, paleo, high protein recipe}

This post is sponsored by FitFluential on behalf of Kohl’s.

 

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    46 thoughts on “Healthy No Bake Chunky Monkey Bites

    1. #Makeyourmove to the treadmill. Really, I need some workout after all this holiday treats. But yes, chocolate for life?

    2. Overripe Banana. I love this. They are the best!
      I like Kale, but I like chicken and eggs better, you know that. And well, chocolate. Always chocolate.
      #makeyourmove to buy oberpriced food here in Sydney. I’m glad this makes me feel like home!

    3. I am SO digging this right now! I especially llke that there isn’t coconut flour in it. I love coconut flour in baked things, but not so much raw.
      This is definitely my kind of healthy 😀

    4. Yes to chunky monkey bites and to not banning food groups! I refuse to ban any specific foods entirely. There are plenty of things I don’t eat, but that’s definitely not because I “can’t” have it. I feel like when you ban an entire food it just becomes something you want even more.

    5. Costco has a baby kale salad mix that is out of this world. It comes with cranberries, nuts and dressing. Delicious.. I add a little feta cheese on top… Yummmm

    6. Anyone who bans chocolate will soon be headed for disaster because one cannot simply give up chocolate and be sane! Yes to chunky monkey everything. I just made a chunky monkey french toast in a mug that I can’t wait to share because that combo is unreal. These dipped in even more chocolate would be epic!

    7. The only good kale is fried kale in chip form. I tried to make my move this morning and slipped on a patch of ice…great way to start my Monday

    8. I will never be apart from chocolate. One time I cut it out completely for like 3 weeks and then was like WHAT AM I DOING W MY LIFE??

    9. Oh I’m right there with you on kale. I really only like it if it’s blended up with lots of fruits in a smoothie and I basically can’t taste it…
      So happy you won’t be banning chocolate any time soon because I’m not sure what I’d do without your delish chocolate recipes!

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