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#Chocolate Energy Bites by @UpsideDownPear

I’ve eaten my fair share of cake and cookies this past weekend, and now it’s time for a different pace. And by different pace I mean still feeling like you’re eating dessert but all the ingredients are good for you….so maybe not all that different after all.

#Chocolate Energy Bites by @UpsideDownPear

These chocolate energy bites are made with dates, nuts, and raw honey. I threw a bit of cocoa powder in for those chocolate cravings and thought I was done. Until Bren decided that we needed to add chocolate chips. I also rolled a few in some extra cocoa powder for an even chocolaty experience. Even though these seem more like a dessert I’ve been eating a few of these for breakfast and also taking some to work for an afternoon snack. They could even be vegan if you substituted the honey for agave. I’m not exactly sure how the texture would be, but the taste should be very similar.

#Chocolate Energy Bites by @UpsideDownPear

I used raw honey since that’s what I had on hand. I wanted to see what all the fuss is about since I’ve heard that raw honey is supposedly healthier than processed honey. Many times processed honey has become heated and lost many of the vitamins and minerals that make honey healthy. However, I believe you can by unprocessed honey that is not raw. Raw honey is more of a solid than a liquid and doesn’t mix into things like yogurt so well. Since we through everything into a food processor, the honey blends in just fine for this recipe. If you don’t have raw honey, don’t panic. You should be able to use whatever type of honey you have on hand. There’s no need to go out and buy something special. Whip up a batch of these and enjoy a decadently healthy snack!

Chocolate Energy Bites

  Chocolate Energy Bites
 
Prep Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 15 minutes
Makes: 22 balls
 
Ingredients:
10 dates, pitted
1 cup of walnuts
1 cup of unsalted roasted peanuts
1/4 cup of raw honey
1 tablespoon of cocoa powder
1/4 cup of chocolate chips
 
Directions:
1) Add the dates, nuts, honey, and cocoa powder to a food processor. Pulse until it becomes one big ball.
2) Separate the ball and place the mixture in even chunks around the food processor. Add in the chocolate chips and pulse until everything is combined.
3) Roll the mixture into small ball, about 1 inch. Place in an air tight container and store in the fridge. If desired, scoop extra cocoa powder into a bowl and roll the ball until all sides are evenly coated with the powder.
6) Store all bites in the fridge until ready to eat.

 

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