Chocolate Coconut Energy Bites

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
20 min 2 min 18
Chocolate Coconut Energy Bites
Health Rating

Ingredients


1 cup Coconut, shredded, unsweetened (toasted or plain)
2 cup whole Almonds, raw (ground in blender, or buy pre-ground)
1/2 cup Cocoa powder, unsweetened
25 date(s) Dates (pitted, softened in water, then blended, or 2/3 cup agave)
1 tbsp Coconut oil
1/4 cup hulled Sunflower seeds (slightly ground, or hemp, flax or pumpkin)

Instructions


  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Shake about 1 cup of shredded coconut on a plate or if you like, dry roast the shredded coconut in a frying on the stovetop by placing the coconut in the pan on med-high heat and warm through until it turns light golden brown. Be sure to watch becasue it does not take long.
  3. Process the almonds in a blender or food processor until they are ground into a fine crumb like texture. You can also buy already ground almond/pecan nuts at bulk barn, but it is really very easy/quick to do in blender/food processor.
  4. Add the cocoa powder, dates, coconut oil, and sunflower seeds to the blender/food processor with the ground almonds and process on high until everything is combined.
  5. Scoop a heaping tablespoon of dough into your hands and roll into a ball. Roll the ball in shredded coconut and place it on the baking sheet. Repeat until the dough is gone.
  6. Place baking sheet in the freezer for 10-15 minutes and then transfer balls to a freezer-safe bag, or layer in a freezer-safe storage container, separating each layer with parchment paper. Store in the freezer.

Notes:

Quick Tips:

  • Do not blend almonds too long, or they will turn into nut butter!
  • You may need to add a few teaspoons of water to the mixture depending on how sticky your dates are.
  • Store in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 194
Calories from fat 122
Calories from saturated fat 24.3
Total Fat 13.5 g
Saturated Fat 2.7 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2.6 g
Monounsaturated Fat 6.1 g
Cholesterol 0
Sodium 7.0 mg
Potassium 257 mg
Total Carbohydrate 14.9 g
Dietary Fiber 4.2 g
Sugars 8.5 g
Protein 5.2 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion


Fruit 0.3
Meat Alternative 0.5

Energy sources


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