Cacao Energy Bites

These little bites were an experiment in an attempt to recreate an amaaaazing raw snack bar that I bought a few days back at a health food store. It was a raw chocolate-lemon bar and it tasted divine! So I scraped together some healthy ingredients from my Superfood pantry and I bought some fresh lemon to add to the recipe, so it would taste somewhat similar like what I bought :-)

These Bites contain following Superfoods (in fact, they are LOADED with them! :-) )

  • Walnuts
  • Cacao
  • Coconut
  • Goji berries

Ingredients

  • 5 tbsp chopped walnuts
  • 2 tbsp roasted sunflower seeds
  • 5 medjool dates (soaked in water for about 15 minutes)
  • 2 tbsp goji berries
  • 3 tbsp shreeded, unsweetened coconut
  • 3 tbsp cacao powder (if possible raw and organic)
  • 3 tbsp almond butter
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp agave nectar (or less or more – depends how sweet you want it)
  • 1 lemon – just the grated zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt

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Preparation

  • Mix all ingredients in a food processor until everything is well mixed together and you almost get some sort of smooth dough (there will still be some nut pieces though – unless you have the super duper Vitamix Blender, you might be able to get it completely smooth)
  • Then put the whole dough on some parchment paper, shape into a square and put into the freezer for about 30 minutes to harden
  • Cut into small cubes, serve right away or keep in the refrigerator for sudden sweets craving
  • It’s super healthy snack, full of Superfoods that are good for you – a great alternative to the cereal bars that you can buy! (that apparently aren’t that healthy as we tend to think)

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My recipe is just an idea – there are millions of variations you can do! I believe you ca also make the “dough” drier, so you do not have to keep the cubes in the fridge, probably with less coconut oil or almond butter. But I liked them gooey and moist as they turned out to be :-)

Let me know if you have another recipe to share!

Comments

    • WordPress.com Support says

      Hey there, thanks so much for stopping by! Yes, absolutely, you can use honey instead, it substitutes about 1:1. Let me know how it turns out! 😉

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