I have been seeing TONS of recipes for energy bites all over the internet. Sometimes I even get the targeted video recipes from Health or Tasty Buzzfeed. A recent one from Well Done inspired me to concoct my own. We always have dates on hand from visitors coming from India who transit through the Middle East so I decided to not waste them and create this recipe. Quite honestly, I wanted to see if I would really like them or if I would be over them pretty fast. I was quite surprised that I enjoyed them but next time I will use less cocoa powder since the taste was overpowering.
12 dates, chopped
2/3 c Natural Peanut Butter (I used the Peanut Butter Pro from Nuttzo)
1/3 c Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
2 Tbsp water
1 Tsp vanilla extract
1/4 Tsp Kosher salt
2 Tbsp Ground flaxseed powder
1/4 cup Toasted coconut flakes
1/4 cup chopped almonds and pecans
Pulse dates in food processor until almost paste like. Add peanut butter, cocoa, water, vanilla, salt, coconut chips and flaxseed powder; process until the paste sticks together. Move the mixture into a bowl and begin to roll each portion to be just a tad smaller than a golf ball. Roll each ball in chopped nuts to coat. Chill until firm, about 30 minutes.