Chocolate, Fruit And Nut Energy Bites

Ingredients

  • 6 medjool dates
  • 1 ½ cups ground almonds
  • ½ cup coconut oil
  • ¼ cup almond butter (or any other)
  • ¼ cup maple syrup or honey
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp coconut flour
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup chopped nuts (almonds, walnuts, pecans, cashews)
  • 1 cup dried fruit (cherries, apricots, raisins), roughly chopped

 

Nutitional Info

  • Per Bite
  • Calories 204
  • Protein 4g
  • Carbohydrates 18g
  • Sugar 11g
  • Fibre 3g
  • Fat 13g

Method

  • Soak the dates in warm water for 20 minutes to soften them up. Drain, then add them to the bowl of a food processor with the ground almonds, coconut oil, almond butter, maple syrup, and vanilla extract. Pulse until smooth and sticky.
  • Add in the remaining ingredients and pulse again until a dough forms.
  • Scrape out into a bowl and roll into small balls (slightly smaller than golf balls) or pat into a greased 8x8 pan for cutting into bars. If putting in a smaller container, its best to put wax or parchment paper between layers to keep them from sticking together.
  • Makes 15