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Chocolate Hazelnut Energy Bites

Chocolate Hazelnut Energy Bites

Chocolate Hazelnut Energy Bites have a decadent taste but are full of healthy ingredients like hazelnuts, almonds, dates, cacao nibs, goji berries and mulberries. In my opinion, this is the perfect clean eating dessert recipe! And with lots of antioxidant ingredients, fill free to enjoy these as an on-the-go snack too!

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Ingredients

Instructions

  1. To toast the hazelnuts, pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees. Place the hazelnuts on a small cookie sheet and bake them in the oven for 5-10 minutes.
  2. Once toasted, add the hazelnuts to the food processor along with the dates, almond butter, almonds, goji berries, mulberries, cacao nibs, coconut chips, vanilla and cinnamon.
  3. Process the ingredients on high for 3-5 minutes, or until a crumbly mixture forms. There should still be some chunks of dried fruit and nut in the mixture, but it should be sticky enough to form into balls.
  4. Roll the crumb mixture into 20 balls about 1 1/2 inches in diameter and place on a wax paper covered cookie sheet. Place the energy bites in the freezer for an hour, or until frozen.
  5. Before removing the bites from the freezer, add the dark chocolate and coconut oil to a small sauce pan and melt over a low heat (stirring often).
  6. Remove the bites from the freezer and pour a spoonful of melted chocolate over each bite. Lightly sprinkle with toasted coconut.
  7. Place the bites back in the freezer until the chocolate has set.
  8. Store these Chocolate Hazelnut Energy Bites in an airtight container in the fridge for 5-7 days. You can also store them in the freezer for 2-3 months. When you remove them from the freezer, just let them sit at room temperature for 5 minutes before enjoying them!

Notes

  1. Lightly toasting the hazelnuts will bring out their flavour, however, you don’t want them to brown too much. So just keep them in the oven for 5-10 minutes at 350 degrees and keep an eye on them so they don’t burn.