These Vanilla Hemp Protein Bites make a fantastic snack anytime of day. Rich in protein, fibre and healthy fats, these 6-ingredient bites are perfect for satisfying a sweet tooth while supporting blood sugar balance at the same time.

Can you believe it’s nearing the end of August?! I’ve been so busy this summer with traveling and road-tripping and moving that it’s all been zipping by so quick. I have to say, though, that as much as I love the carefree vibes of summer, I’m also really happy to be back into my more structured routine. Do you ever feel that way?

With school approaching for many I wanted to share a whole bunch of healthy snack ideas, including two new snack videos coming next week (stay tuned!). I’ve decided to kick of the mini-series with these Vanilla Hemp Protein Bites!

The recipe for these protein bites features just six ingredients and can be whipped together in less than 10 minutes. They’re also 100% gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan and paleo.


The hemp seeds in this recipe are what load these little bites up with protein: they’re also a great source of fibre and healthy fats, making these a fantastic option for satisfying a sweet tooth while simultaneously supporting blood sugar balance.


These protein bites are also really versatile: you can add a teaspoon of cinnamon or 1-2 tablespoons of cacao powder for a different combination, but their vanilla flavour is so good as is. Sean loves them and thinks they’re similar to my 3 Easy & Healthy Date Ball recipes (which he LOVES) and that you definitely need to make, too!

5 from 2 votes

Vanilla Hemp Protein Bites

A simple protein-rich snack featuring hemp seeds, nut butter, and shredded coconut. Perfect for on-the-go or to satisfy a sweet tooth without loads of sugar.

Prep Time 10 minutes


  • 1/3 cup unsweetened shredded coconut add 1-2 tbsp extra if mixture is too wet
  • 1/4 cup nut butter of choice sunflower seed butter, almond butter, peanut butter, etc.
  • 1/4 cup hemp seeds
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon (optional)


  1. Add all ingredients to bowl.

  2. Combine with spoon until mixture is dough-like. Mixture should be somewhat dry, but stick together well. If too wet, add another 1-2 tbsp shredded coconut.

  3. Roll into small bite-sized balls between hands and place into parchment-lined container or dish with lid.

  4. Cover and store in refrigerator. They should firm up slightly in the fridge after 1-2 hours. For an even firmer ball, store in freezer.

Recipe Notes

  • You can use whichever nut or seed butter you like in this recipe. Sunflower seed butter, almond butter, peanut butter, and cashew butter are a few great options!
  • These can be stored in fridge for 2 weeks or freezer for 3 months.


Do you ever make protein snack bites like this?