Cacao Energy Bites

 

These nutrient-dense energy bites are a great addition to your next action-packed day. Skill Level: Beginner. Serving Size: 1 oz. bite/ball (form into your preferred shape). 
Course Snack
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 130kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 cups pitted dates
  • 1 cup golden raisins
  • 1 cup pecans, unsalted
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, unsalted
  • 1/2 cup almonds, slivered, unsalted
  • 1/4 cup cacao nibs (or ¼ cup of dark chocolate pieces)
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 Tbsp. ground coffee, optional

Instructions

  • Add dried fruit and nuts to food processor and pulse/mix for 30-60 seconds, until well combined.  Stir, scraping the sides of the food processor as necessary, and pulse again until you a coarse breadcrumb-like texture is reached (this should take an additional 30-60 seconds).
  • Add cacao nibs, salt and coffee. Pulse until well combined and a sticky dough-like texture is reached.
  • Roll/form into 20-24, 1 oz. bites and place into sealed container or place in individual containers. 
  • Enjoy! These freeze or refrigerate well. We recommend keeping them in the fridge and throwing them into your bag or backpack on the day you're going to eat them. 

Notes

Nutrition Information: These energy bites provide magnesium, potassium, dietary fiber, and monounsaturated fats. Gluten-free, dairy free.
  • Calories: 130
  • Fat: 7 g
  • Protein: 2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 18 g
  • Fiber: 4 g
  • Added Sugar: 0 g
  • Sodium: 20 mg