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Energy Bites Two Ways: Cherry & Chocolate Chip

2015 September 22
by Emily Hill

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I fell in love with energy bites (aka protein bites) when I made my first batch of peanut butter oatmeal protein bites over two years ago. Then I made protein energy bites and cherry chocolate chip protein bites and it was like a whole new world.

Cue the popular Aladdin song…

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Energy Bites or Protein Bites Two Ways: Cherry or Chocolate Chip

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I thought I’d tasted the best energy bites around until I went to a class out our local Whole Foods taught by my friend Becky from Vintage Mixer. She shared her favorite energy bites recipe and I was hooked!

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Energy Bites or Protein Bites Two Ways: Cherry or Chocolate Chip

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I tweaked her recipe slightly by substituting chocolate chips for cherries and pecans for walnuts; they were just as delicious! You will want a good food processor or a blender that has awesome pulsing skills. And my favorite way to scoop them is using a medium (or small) cookie dough scoop.

These energy bites received Nathan’s and Madison’s stamps of approval (Lauren isn’t a fan of “healthy tasting” things) and were gone in record time.

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Energy Bites or Protein Bites Two Ways: Cherry or Chocolate Chip

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While snacks like fun size Twix and mini Kit-Kat candy bars are my preferred snack of choice, I’m not opposed to munching on something that packs a healthier punch, especially if there’s chocolate tucked in there somewhere.

Printable recipe for energy bites two ways below. Enjoy!
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Energy (Protein) Bites Two Ways: Cherry & Chocolate Chip
 
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This might be my most favorite energy bite (aka protein bite) recipe. Original recipe from Becky of TheVintageMixer.com. Makes approximately 12 bites.
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Recipe type: Snack
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • ¾ cup old fashioned oats
  • 1 T flax seeds
  • 1 T hemp seeds
  • ½ cup almonds
  • ¼ cup cashews (whole, unsalted)
  • ½ cup pecans
  • 6 large medijool dates, seeds removed, coarsely chopped
  • 2 T raw honey
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ cup dried cherries, coarsely chopped OR ¼ cup mini semisweet chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Pulse oats, seeds and nuts in food processor until cornmeal consistency. Add chopped dates, honey, vanilla and salt, pulsing after each addition.
  2. Continue to pulse mixture until ingredients form a ball or stick together when pinched. Add more oats if mixtures is too wet; more dates or honey if too dry.
  3. Fold in cherries or chocolate chips. Take a heaping tablespoon of the mixture and roll into a ball. Repeat for remaining mix. Refrigerate in an airtight container.


You might also want to try these energy bites ’cause they’re pretty dang delicious too.


No-bake energy bites (aka peanut butter oatmeal protein bites) | isthisREALLYmylife.com


Peanut butter oatmeal protein bites



Protein energy bites


Protein energy bites


Cherry chocolate chip protein bites


Cherry chocolate chip protein bites

If you’re looking for more healthy recipes, you should browse my healthy eats Pinterest board.

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  1. September 22, 2015

    I wish I could have made it to Becky’s class, it looked like it would be fun, and obviously it was tasty!
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