Blueberry and Dark Chocolate Energy Bites

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Sometimes you just need an energy boost . . . one that doesn’t leave you in a sugar coma or suffering a massive case of the guilts.

I’m looking at you confectionary isle!

This handful of ingredients my friend holds the answer.

It may not be the prettiest snack in the group but boy does it pack a punch.

A delicious, nutritious, chocolately punch.

And it could not be easier to make. Seriously . . . throw a few ingredients in a food processor . . .

and your literally ready to rock and roll . . .

. . . and then eat to your hearts content.

These babies are packed with protein thanks to good old almonds, totally natural sweetened with nothing but dates and dried blueberries . . . oh and then theres the chocolate . . . its only a teeny, tiny bit but you guys . . . I could not believe how chocolately these bad boys are. Seriously I’m talking totally acceptable dessert substitute.

Did I mention how healthy they are?

Because they are . . . really healthy. Like really, really healthy! Which is good because you won’t be able to stop at just one.

Perfect for your pre or post workout snack, ah-mazing with some green tea after yoga . . . or with a cup of coffee for morning tea. You can pop them in your kids (or your husbands) lunch box and watch them disappear . . . wait . . . then your not getting to enjoy them . . . sad . . . so make sure you stash some aside for yourself first.

Deal?

Ok good, they are just so fuh-reaking yummy, I don’t want you to miss out.

Make them, eat them and let the good times roll. Because your totally worth it

Blueberry and Dark Chocolate Energy Bites

Makes 22 delicious bite size balls of energy

Ingredients –

3/4 cup almonds

100g pitted dates

1/2 cup dried blueberries

3 Tbsp dark chocolate chips

Method –

1 – Place almonds in a food processor and pulse until they look crumbly, you want a few bigger “chunks” to give some texture not have them ground to dust.

2 – Remove 2 tablespoons of your almond crumble and set aside.

3 – Add dates to the almond mix and pulse until they start to combine with the almonds.

4 – Add blueberries and chocolate chips and pulse a few more times, it should start to come together into a sticky mass. A delicious sticky mass.

5 – Add reserved almonds and pulse 2-3 more times.

6 – Using your hands, roll approx 1 Tbsp of mixture unto little rounds then pop them into a sealed container (or even just a ziplock bag) and store in the fridge until your ready to devour scoff enjoy!

What gets your through a mid morning or afternoon snack attack?

9 Comments on Blueberry and Dark Chocolate Energy Bites

  1. Caroline @ chocolate & carrots
    February 2, 2013 at 12:18 pm (5 years ago)

    What a great idea! Those are usually all the ingredients I have on hand in my pantry, too! 😀

    Reply
  2. Erin
    September 8, 2015 at 10:58 pm (2 years ago)

    I tried to make these and they were more of a dry powdered mass then sticky. What can I add to make them into a consistency that will form a ball?

    Reply
    • Emma
      September 8, 2015 at 11:22 pm (2 years ago)

      Hi Erin,

      It could be that your dates were a little dry, I would try adding a splash of water (just a teaspoon at a time) and see if it helps.

      Next time you could always soak your dates in some warm water for 10 mins first to help reconstitute them and add a little extra moisture to your “dough”

      Hope this helps xo

      Reply
  3. Michelle Price
    June 1, 2017 at 1:46 pm (8 months ago)

    Do you use salted or unsalted almonds in this recipe?

    Reply
    • Emma
      June 1, 2017 at 8:44 pm (8 months ago)

      Hi Michelle,

      I used raw, unsalted almonds but either will work 🙂

      Reply

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