When I want a snack or a quick bite for breakfast, I often just want instant gratification and don't wish to clatter and bang around dishes and pots and pans to gratify the mind and tummy. An easy and healthy solution is to have a batch of power-packed homemade protein treats on hand at all times such as these seedy little cocoa and peanut butter energy bites that are packed full of nutrients, sweet without any added processed sweetener, and just bursting with dried fruit goodness. They take very little time at all to mix up and they are raw too. No baking required.
This recipe allows for some room to move around with some favorites from your own pantry. Experiment with your favorite dried fruits, omit the nut butter if desired and toss in other seeds or even dark chocolate or carob bits if you wish. Either way, you are in for a healthy treat that nonetheless tastes like you are riding the wave of decadence. The amounts I provide here are rough estimates as I tend to throw things together with very little "formal" measuring, except for my eye that is guided by experience. I have, however, accurately written down what I did, with a little wiggle room here and there. These treats are really rather forgiving, so if they are too moist to roll, just add more cocoa, carob powder and/or cherries.
|Cocoa Fruit Energy Bites|
|Recipe by Lisa Turner|
Published on September 13, 2013
Small dense bites of chocolate and peanut butter with bursts of flavor and wholesome energy from seeds and dried fruits
I'm sharing this with Ricki's Wellness Weekend.
Other healthy bites from Lisa's Kitchen you are sure to enjoy:
Cocoa Fruit Treats
Cocoa Nut Butter No-Bake Fudge
Peanut Butter Carob Balls
Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Bites
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