These little every bites might be my favorite new snack! They taste super fudgy & decadent, but they’re made with simple whole food ingredients & don’t require any baking (important for those of us who are challenged in the baking department). These are a great way to enjoy something sweet & satisfying while also amping up the nutrition in your snack game.
The key ingredient here is the raw cacao powder. This superfood ingredient is rich in magnesium, iron, fiber & flavanols. Flavanols are a naturally occurring type of flavanoid found in certain plant foods that have powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. More importantly the cacao powder is what brings that chocolate-y goodness to these energy bites!
Mint Cacao Energy Bites
Makes 12-16 bites depending on the size
1 cup cashews
1/2 cup walnuts
1/2 cup unsweetened shredded or flaked coconut
2 tablespoons chia seeds
10-15 pitted dates
1/4 cup raw organic cacao powder
1 teaspoon peppermint extract
Pinch of salt
3 tablespoons unsweetened almond milk
Using a food processor: pulse cashews and walnuts until they’re broken up into small pieces.
Add the dates and pulse until the dates are chopped into small pieces.
Add the remaining ingredients and pulse until it forms a dough. Add an additional 1-2 tablespoons of liquid as needed.
Wet your hands and roll into little balls. Pop into the freezer for 10-15 minutes to chill & and then enjoy! Store on a airtight container for up to one week.