No Bake Sugar Cookie Protein Bites

No Bake Sugar Cookie Protein Bites are the perfect bite sized snack for some added energy and protein throughout the day- oh and it doesn’t hurt that they are vegan and gluten-free!

The perfect protein filled snack

No Bake Sugar Cookie Bites are the perfect snack to enjoy when you need something quick to fuel up on. They’re made with only 7 simple ingredients and taste just like a sugar cookie.

One of my favorite things about these no bake bites is that they are jam packed with protein, and are both vegan and gluten-free! I can’t wait for you to try these!

Ingredients in no bake sugar cookie bites

If you haven’t made energy bites yet, then it’s about time you do! They truly are the perfect on the go snack or late night bite to keep in your fridge when you want something quick and healthy. A major plus is that they don’t take a ton of ingredients to make them either.

cashew butter- I have made these bites with almond butter as well, however any type of nut or seed butter can work here.

maple syrup- maple syrup is an all natural unrefined sugar which is why you’ll find it in most of my recipes, this is what binds all the ingredient together. you may also sub honey, agave, or date syrup here.

almond extract- almond extract is what is going to give these energy bites that sugar cookie taste- you don’t want to skip it.

almond flour- to keep these bites grain and gluten-free, we will use almond flour. I have not tested this recipe with any other flours, however, my guess would be that you can sub oat flour.

vanilla protein powder- vanilla protein powder will work best here, I used the vegan vanilla powder from Love Sweat Fitness which I love, it’s not chalky at all.

salt- just a dash of salt to balance out the sweetness of the maple syrup and to give these a slight, sweet salty flavor.

sprinkles- I prefer to use non-toxic sprinkles such as watkins, but feel free to use your favorite here!

How to make sugar cookie protein bites

These energy bites are easy to make and also happen to be vegan and gluten free! All you’ll need is a few ingredients, a large bowl, a cookie scoop, and some parchment paper!

  1. combine the cashew butter, maple syrup, and almond extract together.
  2. add in the almond flour, protein powder, and salt last and mix until a thick dough is formed
  3. fold in the sprinkles last and roll the mixture into balls
  4. place them on a plate with a piece of parchment paper and then in the freezer to harden
  5. remove and enjoy!

How to store & freeze energy bites

Keep these sugar cookie protein bites in an airtight container.

  • Enjoy up to 1 week in the fridge
  • 2 months in the freezer

If you’re eating them straight from the freezer, I’d recommend letting them soften up a bit in the fridge or at room temp before doing so.

Other high protein treats to enjoy

No Bake Sugar Cookie Protein Bites

No Bake Sugar Cookie Protein Bites are the perfect bite sized snack to give you some energy and added protein throughout the day- oh and it doesn’t hurt that they taste exactly like a sugar cookie. These are also both vegan and gluten-free so they’re perfect for any diet.
5 based on 2 reviews
10 minutes
10 minutes
Author - Hannah


  • 1/2 cup cashew butter
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 cup vanilla protein powder
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 2 tbsp sprinkles




14 servings


  1. in a large bowl, combine cashew butter, maple syrup and almond extract until ingredients are well incorporated.
  2. next, mix in the vanilla protein powder until combined. Add in the almond flour, and salt next.
  3. fold in the sprinkles last and mix until well incorporated.
  4. using a cookie scoop, scoop the dough and roll into a ball with the palm of your hands. place on a plate that’s lined with parchment paper and place in the freezer to harden completely, about 10 minutes.
  5. remove and enjoy. these sugar cookie bites are best stored in an airtight container in the fridge. please see notes above for more information.


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I’m kind of upset at how delicious these are. I can’t stay out of them…

hahah hi amy!! I can definitely relate. They’re so dang good and i’m glad you’re enjoying them! xx

Made these with honey, almond butter and chocolate chips! Tasted great but I think the almond and sprinkles combo would have been even better! Using this as a starting point for new versions. ?

Hi Laura! That’s great to hear! Yes, you can totally customize the recipe with the base and create your own flavors. I’m glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for your comment!

I just made these using what I had on hand, and they were delicious! I substituted peanut butter for cashew, and I didn’t have almond extract so I used maple (which I assumed was meant to be 1/2 tsp), and yum yum so good!!!! I did festive Christmas sprinkles and these will be perfect for girls night tonight 🙂

Hi Lauren!! oh i’m so glad you enjoyed them!! I prefer cashew butter with these over peanut butter, so glad you enjoyed them! Thanks for your comment!