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These are just awesome! And I can get away with saying that because it’s someone else’s genius – hehe. I was inspired by a recipe I saw on Nutrition on the Run, and I was NOT disappointed in trying them! They were sort of like a dessert, but also a great afternoon snack when I hit that ‘lull’ in my day. (Afternoons should be nap times! ;)). I would eat 4 as a snack and they were surprisingly filling. Notice that I said ‘were’. I ate these everyday until they were gone! I will likely be making them again very soon…

Ingredients:

1 cup pitted dates
1/2 cup almonds
1 tbs chia seeds
2 tbs  cocoa powder
2 tbs instant ground coffee

Instructions:

Put all ingredients into a food processor and pulse until the date and almond pieces are at least coarsely chopped. Roll the ‘batter’ into 1 inch balls. I will warn you, this was messy! But then you get to lick your hands off when you’re done and that’s really fun ;)

~Aubree Cherie Davis

 

This recipe is linked to My Meatless Monday, 5-ingredient Monday, Mouthwatering Monday, Tasty Tuesday, Slightly Indulgent Tuesday, Tempt My Tummy Tuesday, Real Food Wednesday, Gluten Free Wednesday, Full Plate Thursday, Friday Favorites, Fight Back Friday, Fresh Bites Friday, I’m Lovin’ It Friday, Foodie FridayFood Friday w/Dried Fruit.

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10 Responses to Chocolate Espresso Energy Bites

  1. Bella says:

    Awesome! I’ll definitly be making these soon. I just need to get some more almonds. :) Great recipe!

  2. Those look dangerous! These treats are so good for you but I can never stop myself at one “bite.” :)

  3. Iris says:

    Yum! Thanks for sharing these on 5-Ingredient Mondays. :)

  4. Yum! I love little treat bites. Do you get a little caffeine buzz with these? Thanks for sharing them at Raw Foods Thursdays!

  5. Miz Helen says:

    What a great recipe! Have a great week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  6. Aubree, thanks again for sharing these at Raw Foods Thursdays. I’m highlighting them at tomorrow’s event!

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  8. Eric says:

    Is there another food that can be substituted for the dates that tastes good and has a lower calorie count?

    • Hi Eric, I’m just seeing this comment. I’m so sorry to have missed it previously. But I wanted to suggest you try prunes instead of the dates. It makes for a slightly different texture and isn’t quiet as sweet, but I’ve tried it and I still like it! So give it a whirl :) ~Aubree

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