Energy Bites

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IMG_9971Thanksgiving is coming up this week. Got plans? This year, we are hosting Thanksgiving and going to have friends and family over. Yes, I could share with you a recipe or two from what we are preparing for the festivities but I have decided not to go that route because if you are hosting, you probably have all of your recipes lined up by now. But I will say, keep you leftover turkey for a post-Thanksgiving leftover recipe *wink wink*.

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IMG_9974The holiday season is known to be hectic and tiring with people travel to visit family and friends,  people hosting others and everyone waits for a much needed break while try to work more to make up for the lost time you spend celebrating. It’s times like these where an afternoon snack is needed to fuel you up for a productive afternoon. They are great snacks to take to school, to work, on the plane…you name it!

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IMG_9978Below, I have shared two types of energy bites. The images that illustrate the making are ordered that the top image represent the Almond Coconut Bars while the bottom images represent the Chocolate Chia Balls. Both snacks are very simple to make and can be stored for a while. If you don’t want to show up empty handed and are in need for a gift, your answer is here.  IMG_0898

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  • Servings: 10
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup raw Almonds
  • 15 fresh dates, pitted (if they aren’t soft, soak them in hot water and remove the skin)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut

Directions:

In a food processor, grind the almonds until a fine flour is created.

Add the dates and puree. If your processor isn’t powerful enough, you may want to use a fork. You want to end up with a date/almond paste.

Mix in the coconut.

If you want to create balls, roll one tablespoon of the mixture and place on a piece of parchment paper. If you want to create bars, roll out the dough until it’s 1/2 inch thick and cut into individual bars.

Place in the freezer for 1 hour until set. Then, store in the fridge until ready to serve. It can be stored for up to 3 weeks.


 

Chocolate Chia Balls

  • Servings: 10
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup raw almonds
  • 10 fresh dates, pitted (if they aren’t soft, soak them in hot water and remove the skin)
  • 2 tablespoon chocolate powder
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons almond butter
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1- 1 1/2 tablespoons water

Directions:

In a food processor, grind the almonds until they create a fine flour.

Add the dates and puree until a paste is made. You may need to use a fork if your food processor isn’t powerful.

Add the rest of your ingredients and mix thoroughly, until everything is combined.

If you want to create balls, roll one tablespoon of the mixture and place on a piece of parchment paper. If you want to create bars, roll out the dough until it’s 1/2 inch thick and cut into individual bars.

Place in the freezer for 1 hour until set. Then, store in the fridge until ready to serve. It can be stored for up to 3 weeks.


Bon Appétit,

-Stephanie

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