Are you in the mood for something sweet and healthy without having to be in the kitchen for more than 15 minutes to prepare it? Then I guess these ”guys” are just perfect for you!
Packed with healthy fats, proteins, and fiber, and naturally sweetened, these energy bites are wonderful for emergency times!
You can make a batch of these and use them as a quick breakfast or a quick snack. Thanks to the ingredients they are made of, they also make a perfect pre-workout snack. They will fuel your body with energy and fill your soul with sweet satisfaction.
P.S.: Try rolling them in some coconut flour or ground nuts and enjoy!
1 cup (~220 g) dates, pitted (if dry, soak in warm water for 10 minutes, then drain well)
3 Tbsp all natural salted peanut or almond butter
1/4 cup dairy free dark chocolate, roughly chopped
1 Tbsp chia seeds (or sub flax or hemp seeds)
2/3 cup gluten free rolled oats
- Pulse dates in a food processor or blender until they’re in small pieces or it forms a ball (see photo).
- Add oats, chocolate, chia seeds and peanut butter and pulse or mix until combined. You want there to be consistently small pieces but not overly processed.
- Carefully roll into 1-inch balls (29-30 grams per ball), using the warmth of your hands to mold them together. Should yield 14-15 balls.
- To set, pop in fridge or freezer for 15 minutes. Otherwise, eat as is! Will keep fresh in an air-tight bag or container for up to a week. Freeze for longer term storage.
Recipe from Minimalist Baker