Energy Bites For Santa

Posted on December 01, 2017

'Tis the season for baking! Or in this case, no baking! We want treats but without feeling guilty about it. Introducing Peppermint Energy Bites--all the holiday flavor and none of the added sugar.

Peppermint Energy Bites 

Prep Time - 10 Min  |   Total Time - 10 Min 

Ingredients
  • ½ cup cup raw almonds
  • ⅓ cup pitted medjool dates (about 6)
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • ¾ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ⅛ teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon mini dark chocolate chips
  • ½ cup crushed peppermint
Instructions
  1. Put almonds in a food processor and chop.
  2. Add the dates and blend well.
  3. Add the cocoa powder, vanilla extract, peppermint extract, and coconut oil. Blend for several minutes until starting to combine. Add a couple drops of water if necessary to help it move.
  4. Add the chocolate chips and pulse a few final times to combine well. Careful not to pulverize the chocolate. 
  5. Take a heaping teaspoon of the mixture in your hand and roll into a ball. The coconut oil will soften with the warmth of your hand and will help it stick together. (Don't worry if it's messy, you're still doing it right! ) While it's warm press into the peppermint.
  6. Allow the finished bites to set in the fridge for 30 minutes to re-solidify the coconut oil.

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