Chocolate Covered Energy Bites

Vegan Chocolate Covered Energy Bites

Whether you eat these as an energy bite or end-of-the-day sweet treat, they taste just like a truffle! Healthy and satisfying made with minimal ingredients and real food.

Chocolate Covered Energy Bites

For the energy bites

  • 2 cups raw nuts of choice (I suggest almonds or walnuts)

  • 12 to 14 Medjool dates, pits removed

  • 1/3 cup all-natural creamy peanut butter

  • 2 tablespoons melted coconut oil

For the chocolate coating

  • 1 cup coconut butter

  • 1/4 cup coconut oil (can be room temperature)

  • 2 tablespoons raw cacao powder

  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup

Directions

Make the energy bites. Place the raw nuts in a food processor and blend until the consistency of course sand (about 20 seconds). Add the dates and peanut butter, and blend again. While processing, add the melted coconut oil, and continue to blend until a sticky dough is formed.

Form energy bites into balls of desired size and place on a cutting board or cookie sheet. Transfer to the refrigerator for 2 hours to chill.

Meanwhile, make the chocolate coating. Place the coconut butter and coconut oil in a small saucepan over the lowest heat. Cook for about 3 minutes until it has melted and become creamy. Add the raw cacao powder and stir until blended. Remove from heat and transfer to a separate medium bowl. Add the maple syrup and whisk (it might cause the mixture to slightly thicken). Dip the energy bites into the coating mixture and place on a cutting board or cookie sheet. Do this until all of the coating mixture is used up, which might take 2 to 3 coats. Transfer back to the refrigerator to set. Store in the fridge.

Prep Tip: At least 30 minutes before coating the energy bites, transfer them to the freezer so they are cold and the coating will set faster.

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Vegan Chocolate Covered Energy Bites