Healthy Chocolate Energy Bites
Why I Love This Recipe
Try making your own snacks like these easy five-ingredient Chocolate Energy Bites, naturally sweetened with whole dried dates and crunchy coconut granola.
“My four-year-old loves snacks in bar form,” says Desiree Nielsen, a registered dietitian. “We take Qi'a bars travelling or pack them as after school snacks.”
Ingredients You'll Need
• 2 cups Nature's Path Coconut Chia Granola
• 1 cup Medjool dates, pitted
• 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
• 3 tbsp coconut oil, melted
• 1/2 cup unsweetened desiccated coconut, toasted
Add granola to food processor; pulse until coarsely ground. Transfer to bowl; set aside.
Add dates to food processor; purée until only small bits remain. Add ground granola, cocoa powder and coconut oil; pulse until combined. Return to bowl; stir in coconut.
Scoop mixture into 2 tablespoonful portions. Roll into balls.
Transfer to parchment paper–lined tray; refrigerate for 30 minutes or until firm.
Nutrition Facts Per 1 piece: Calories 110, Fat 6g, Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 25mg, Carbohydrate 11g, Fibre 2g, Sugars 6g, Protein 2g