Recipes

Clean sweet cacao energy bites

If I called this post “mouth watering raw vegan snacks” I’d lose most of ya, so I’ll just call these a simple and clean sweet treat!  Even this beets & carrot-loving girl needs a chocolaty sweet treat in her life on occasion!

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I modified the original recipe found here to give it a little more substance & protein/fiber by adding in rolled oats.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1/2 cup creamy raw organic almond butter
  • 1/2 cup organic hemp hearts/seeds
  • 1/2 cup organic rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened organic coconut flakes (or used shredded coconut, just use a little less)
  • 8 dates, raw and pitted
  • 1 tsp vanilla (i use the n0n-alcoholic flavoring variety)
  • 1/4 cup raw cacao nibs
  • 1/4 cup cacao powder (i used carob powder)

Here’s what you need to do:

Add 1st six ingredients in food processor or high speed blender and blend well.  Should be a little sticky but easy to roll into balls.  Roll into balls (i made mini balls to try to make them last longer, we’ll see how that works!), and sprinkle (or roll in) cacao or carob powder.

Put in sealed container and pop in fridge for 30 minutes, if you can wait that long, before sampling.  Original recipe states they will last in fridge for 3 weeks, or I’m sure they’ll b just as tasty if you keep in freezer and thaw before chowing down.

As I’m off all sugar foods I did find these pretty sweet, so would reduce the number of dates and perhaps skip the vanilla next time.  The coconut will give it enough sweetness!!

Enjoy, one at a time, and preferably not all at once.  At least sneak in a couple baby carrots between bites! 🙂

 

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