Healthy No-Bake Peppermint Mocha Energy Bites

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So I’m pretty sure by now we all know I am sorta, kinda, just a teeny, tiny leetle bit obsessed with no-bake energy bites.

Evidence → here, → here, → here, → here, → here, → here and → here.

Ok so maybe it’s more than a little.

But only just slightly.

I think my obsession with these healthier, no-bake treats its matched only by my love for coffee and well of course chocolate but that goes without saying, right?!

Oh and then there is my obvious obsession with peanut butter but come on, let’s face facts, who doesn’t love a big ol’ spoonful of peanut butter?! Unless of course you are unfortunate enough to be allergic. In that case you need a big hug and a few more of these healthy, no-bake treats in your life.

Don’t worry I got you covered!

If you follow along on Instagram you will know that on our recent little family vacation I had all my dreams come true in on of those infamous Starbucks red cups.

Two of my great loves combined in none other than the and only skinny peppermint mocha. I mean coffee and chocolate all served up in one smooth and creamy pretty little (or not so little) festive looking cup with a hint of minty freshness. I can’t even, I just love it!

Let me introduce you to my current fave  way to recreate this dreamy, classic, holiday flavour combination here at home.

Healthy No-Bake Peppermint Mocha Energy Bites.

Healthy and delicious little bites of chocolatey goodness with a hit of espresso and a touch of minty freshness.

They come together in a matter of minutes and are are to. die. for. (←even if I do say so myself)

The perfect way to fuel your early morning workouts.

The perfect way to get you through your late afternoon haze

The perfect after dinner treat

Or if you like me still have a bunch of shopping to do . . .

The perfect way to fuel your last minute frantic, Christmas shopping frenzy.

They are super fudgey, insanely delicious and seriously addictive – or is it addicting?! I still have no idea which it is?! either way, you have been warned.

Simple, healthy, no-bake peppermint mocha energy bites made with just a handful of all natural ingredients and ready in minutes. A perfect, quick and easy homemade gift for someone you love or your sweet self.

Make them, eat them, love them – you know you wanna

Healthy No-Bake Peppermint Mocha Energy Bites
Makes approx 50 minty fresh, mochalicious energy bites

Ingredients –

1 cup raw almonds

3/4 cup pitted dates, about 6 – I used medjool

2 Tablespoons of cocoa powder – I use Hershey’s Special Dark

1 teaspoon of instant espresso granules

1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

1/8 teaspoon of peppermint extract

1-2 Tablespoons of dark chocolate chips, roughly chopped

Optional extra –

1 candy cane – finely crushed to roll those delicious fudgey little mocha bites in for a bit of festive flare and to make them all pretty like

Method –

1 – Place almonds in your food processor/blender and process until nice and fine, but not turned to dust. You want there to still be a few bigger chunks to give the bites some nice texture.

2 – Add dates and process until the mixture starts to come together to form a nice sticky “dough”.

3 – Add cocoa powder, espresso, vanilla and peppermint extract then process again until well combined.

4 – Lastly throw in your chocolate chips and process until just combined.

5 – Using your hands, roll approx 1 heaping teaspoon of mixture into delicious bite size little pieces.

6 – If you want to roll in crushed candy cane simply place your crushed candy cane into a small bowl then press your pre-rolled bite turning so it’s evenly covered then transfer directly to your mouth to an airtight container (or even just a ziplock bag) and store in the fridge until you’re ready for an extra special little pick me up.

Enjoy xoxo

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Question of the day –

What is your fave seasonal flavour combination?

13 Comments on Healthy No-Bake Peppermint Mocha Energy Bites

  1. steph@stephsbitebybite
    December 19, 2013 at 9:44 pm (4 years ago)

    Oh these would for sure give me the energy boost I need to power through the wrapping task I need to do!

    Reply
    • Emma
      December 20, 2013 at 5:37 am (4 years ago)

      You and me both girlfriend 🙂

      Reply
  2. Monet
    December 20, 2013 at 4:20 am (4 years ago)

    I’m a huge larabar fan so I need to make these energy bites happen…and soon. What a great way to make these delicious treats even more festive? Thank you for sharing. Love them!

    Reply
    • Emma
      December 20, 2013 at 5:38 am (4 years ago)

      You’re very welcome 🙂

      We don’t have larabars readily available here in Australia so I have to satisfy that craving somehow right? 😉

      Reply
  3. food processors blog
    December 24, 2013 at 6:11 am (4 years ago)

    I’m really inspired with your writing talents and also with the structure to your blog.
    Is that this a paid topic or did you customize it your self?
    Anyway keep up the excellent high quality writing, it’s rare to see a great blog like this one today..

    Reply
    • Emma
      December 24, 2013 at 6:37 am (4 years ago)

      Thanks for such sweet comments. This blog is something I am very passionate about and sweet comments from readers like yourself is all the payment I receive 🙂

      Reply
  4. Shae
    December 13, 2014 at 7:06 pm (3 years ago)

    Thanks for this recipe! Just made some for Christmas presents and they’re delicious!

    Maybe it’s just me, but I felt like I had to add way more dates, and then some honey, to get them to form into balls. That probably made them a touch less healthy but they are very good!

    I also made a batch with figs when I ran out of dates and those were just as good.

    Thanks again!

    Reply
    • Emma
      December 13, 2014 at 7:58 pm (3 years ago)

      Oh yay I am so glad you like them, and what a great idea to sub figs. YUM!

      It could be that my dates were just juicier than yours?! Sometimes if they are a little smaller or not as plump/juicy you can soak them to help reconstitute them. Just pop them in a bowl (or even a small cup) and pour in some boiling/hot water, just enough to cover them and allow them to soak for about 10 mins or so and you should be good to go. You can also add some of the reserved soaking liquid if things are still a little dry.

      Such a great gift idea too, Merry Christmas 🙂

      Reply
  5. Holly
    May 24, 2016 at 10:09 pm (1 year ago)

    I just made these. Yum! Thanks for the simple, delicious recipe!

    Reply
    • Emma
      June 11, 2016 at 11:10 am (1 year ago)

      Oh you’re welcome Holly, so glad you enjoyed them – thanks so much for letting me know 🙂

      Reply
  6. Holly
    May 24, 2016 at 10:26 pm (1 year ago)

    One more thing I was going to add, though, was that I used my small cookie scoop (about 1 Tablespoon) and it only made about 10 bites! So, yours must have been teeny tiny to get 50!?!?!

    Reply
    • Emma
      May 25, 2016 at 2:15 am (1 year ago)

      Hi Holly,

      I’m so glad you like them, thanks so much for letting me know 🙂

      And yes, mine were small – I just used 1 teaspoon per bite 🙂

      Reply

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