Bari Life’s Chocolate Heart Protein Bites

By Bari Life Team
Protein Chocolate Hearts Valentine's Day Recipe by Bari Life

Fun and easy chocolate treats!

The yummiest & cutest healthy Valentines recipe – packed with protein!

Chocolate Heart Protein Bites

Forget the high fat, sugar-laden box of chocolates this year! Try these delicious protein-packed morsels instead. Whether you’ve had bariatric surgery or you’re on a weight loss diet or you just want to choose healthier options, Bari Life’s Chocolate Hearts are the perfect treat to celebrate this V-day!

Valentine’s Day recipes are all about decadence, right? But that doesn’t mean they have to be totally unhealthy! We’ve made it through January and whether you’ve stuck with your New Year Resolutions to make healthier food decisions or not, Valentine’s Day can be the gateway to wrecking your diet.

It happens to all of us! The Valentine’s Day goodies are dominating the shelves at stores and they can be hard to resist!

Making your own healthy, sweet treats is a fantastic way to participate in the heart-filled day conventions without derailing all of your progress.

Using some high-protein ingredients and fun Valentine’s Day molds, you can make your own box of Chocolates. The only difference? You get to stay on track without skipping a beat!

Not only is it possible, but it can be fun, too! Did we mention you can eat FIVE of these hearts for only 70 calories and 12.5 grams of protein!?

Supplies needed:

Bari Life Chocolate Protein Pudding Valentine's Day Hearts Recipe

1. Bari Life Chocolate Protein Pudding/Shake – 7 packets come in one box, but you only need 3-4 packets to make 24 bunny treats!
2. Valentine’s Day sprinkles
3. Heart Silicone Treat Mold
4. 2 cups cold water – you could also use milk

Bari Life Chocolate Hearts Valentine's Day Recipe

Note: If you don’t want chocolate you can always choose your favorite Bari Life Protein Pudding/Shake flavor. You could easily make these with our Vanilla, Strawberry and Cheesecake, as well!

Bari Life Chocolate Protein Pudding/Shakes should be a staple in every pantry! They are so quick and easy to make. For the pudding consistency, which we will be making today, you only add 4 ounces of water (or milk) for each packet.

For a shake consistency, you add 8 ounces of water (or milk). The chocolate mix can be used in countless recipes. Not only is this product Gluten Free, but it’s Soy-Free too! One packet has only 80 calories and 15 grams of protein per serving!

Bari Life Chocolate Protein Pudding Valentine's Day Sprinkles

You don’t need to do anything to the mold. Go ahead and add your favorite sprinkles to the molds! Pour the 4 packets of Bari Life Chocolate Protein Pudding/Shake into a bowl. Add 16 ounces of cold water. Beat with a whisk until the powder has dissolved and the mixture is smooth.

Chocolate Protein Hearts for Valentine's Day Recipe

We love silicone treat molds! The heart shaped molds are perfect for Valentine’s Day, but you can use any silicone treat mold your heart desires! =) There are countless options to choose from online and in craft stores.

Bari Life Chocolate Protein Pudding Hearts Valentine's Day Mix

Pour the pudding into the molds, cover with plastic wrap and freeze until firm. It’s easiest just to leave them in for a few hours… they can stay in the freezer until you’re ready to enjoy! When they’re ready just pop them out. They need to be stored in the freezer.

Chocolate Protein Hearts for Valentine's Day Recipe

This is the perfect go-to recipe to make your Valentine’s Day festive and fun and most importantly HAPPY & HEALTHY! Not to mention, they couldn’t be any easier to make. Writing up the instructions takes longer than actually making them!

Bari Life Chocolate Protein Hearts Valentine's Day heart mold

Note: Don’t use crystalized sprinkles for this recipe. We learned that crystal sprinkles tend to dissolve and keep the mixture from freezing properly. Standard long sprinkles and shapes work best!

Bari Life Chocolate Heart Protein Bites 



  1. Place silicone mold on baking sheet.
  2. Add a pinch of sprinkles to each mold – a few shakes will do the trick!
  3. Pour the 4 packets of Bari Life Chocolate Protein Pudding/Shake into a bowl. Add 16 ounces of cold water. Beat with a whisk until the powder has dissolved.
  4. Pour mixture into molds.
  5. Freeze until set.

5 chocolate hearts have only 70 calories and 12.5 grams of protein!

Decadent chocolate hearts sprinkled with love and packed with protein! Perfect for a bariatric friendly Valentine’s Day! Let us know what you think of these melt-in-your-mouth frozen chocolate treats!

Valentine's Day Chocolate Heart Protein Bites by Bari Life

Note: We used 4 packets of the chocolate pudding/shake mix and had a little leftover. You can put the leftover in a bowl and let it set in the fridge for a delicious bowl of chocolate pudding later!

Protein Chocolate Hearts Valentine's Day Recipe by Bari Life

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  1. This is for Dr. Boyce: I would to know if a patient of yours (me) could have the duodenal switch Surgery when a sleeve gastricectomy didn’t work for me. I have additional health issues now.

    Thanks and please advise.

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