Since making my New Year’s Resolution to eat healthier this year, I have significantly cut down on snacking, especially on fried foods or foods that are calorie dense but not necessarily nutrient dense. But I do love snacking and therein lies the problem of how will I curb my cravings for the sweets and carbs that I so love. In this quest to eat healthier, I decided I could not forgo my beloved snacks and therefore started a mission to create my own healthier ones.
Recently I posted the Almond Butter Breakfast Bars recipe to help me get a good start to my day and I’ve realized that I love incorporating almond flour into my recipes. These Almond Cacao Energy Bites are a perfect balance of cacao powder, almond flour, and dates. The cacao powder provides the perfect balance of chocolate and nutrition as it’s filled with antioxidants and magnesium!
The almond flour of course provides protein and a nutty flavor that balances out the sweetness in these bites. The dates also add quite a bit of sweetness to these bites and are known to have a high sugar content but are fairly low on the glycemic index and have a high fiber content. These energy bites are the perfect way to satisfy my sweet tooth and stay healthy. Try them out for yourself and you will love them just as much as I do.
From my kitchen to yours, enjoy these delicious Almond Cacao Energy Bites!
Almond Cacao Energy Bites
- 1/4 c cacao powder
- 2 c almond flour
- 1 1/2 c pitted dates
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 3/4 c shredded coconut
- 3 Tbsp Almond Milk
- In a food processor, combine cacao powder, dates, almond flour, coconut, and vanilla extract. Pulse for 1-2 minutes until a soft dough has formed.
- Add in the Almond Milk and process the mixture until a firm dough forms.
- Remove from the food processor and roll into 1" balls.
**I store these bites at room temp and they keep for up to 1 week on the countertop. They keep well in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
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Loved the cocoa bites! They had just the right amount of sweetness. We finished a dozen in two days!
Oh wow so yummy and easy to make. I should definitely try.
Yes please do. Let me know what you think!
I will definitely try this weekend. Thanks for sharing
Rating: 5 / 5
I’m glad you will try them out. Do let me know what you think. =)
So happy you will be trying these. I’d love to hear what you thought after making them!