I made these yummy little bites at a recent snack class and it was the favorite recipe of the night. They come together very quickly with a food processor and keep for weeks in the refrigerator.
It’s a great recipe to double and make a big batch and keep ready in the freezer, for a quick pick-me-up. I tend to gravitate to them when it’s time to prepare dinner. Just having a little something to wake up the taste buds while prepping makes the process go a little more smoothly. Plus they satisfy the urge without eating half a bag of chips.
We all struggle with making healthy snacking choices and these are sure to please..if you like coffee and chocolate! So make a batch this weekend and see how much better you feel after snacking on these!
Mocha Energy Love Bites
- food processor
- 1 cup almonds, Brazil or hazel nuts
- 1 tsp espresso powder or coffee extract
- 2 tbsp cacao powder
- 2 tbsp vanilla protein powder
- 12 dates pitted and soft
- 3 tbsp cacao nibs
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
- pinch salt
- Combine the nuts, espresso, cacao, protein powder and salt in a food processor and
process into flour. Add half the dates and process adding more dates until the mixture forms into
dough. It may take a few more or less depending on the stickiness of your
dates. Then add the nibs and seeds and pulse a couple times to incorporate them
evenly.Scoop into balls or transfer the dough onto a sheet of plastic wrap, fold over
plastic to cover dough and press into a rectangle an inch thick. Cut into
bite size pieces. Bites will keep for several weeks if kept sealed at room temperature, or longer