These Pineapple Coconut Energy Bites with white chocolate and macadamia nuts are perfect travel sized clean eating cookies. They are loaded with nuts and coconut and sweetened with pineapple, vanilla and honey. Enjoy these little tropical bites of energy as a snack or a light breakfast. Add the white chocolate drizzle, and you’ve got yourself dessert too!
- 1/2 cup raw almonds
- 1/2 cup coconut chips
- 1/2 cup dried chopped pineapple
- 1/4 cup raw macadamia nuts
- 1/4 cup raw cashews
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/4 cup natural almond butter
- 1/8 cup vanilla protein powder (I used plant-based)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/8 cup toasted sesame seeds
- 2 tbsp. + 1/4 cup mini white chocolate chips (divided)
- 1/2 tbsp. liquid coconut oil
- unsweetened coconut flakes
- Pre-heat the oven to 325 degrees and spray a large baking sheet with cooking spray (or use a sheet of parchment paper).
- Add the nuts, coconut chips, pineapple, honey, almond butter, protein powder and vanilla extract to a large food processor. Process on high for 5 minutes, or until the mixture is fine and crumbly.
- Stir in the sesame seeds and 2 tbsp. of mini white chocolate chips. (See note below).
- Shape into balls and press down on the top so the energy bites resemble small mounds. The mixture should yield about 18 energy bites. Place on the baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and let cool on the pan for 20 minutes. This will allow the cookies to firm up.
- For the optional chocolate drizzle, place 1/4 cup of white chocolate chips and 1/2 tbsp. of liquid coconut oil in a small microwave safe bowl and heat for 20 seconds. Remove and stir. Place in the microwave for another 20 seconds. Remove and stir until smooth.
- Drizzle white chocolate on cookies and sprinkle with coconut. Refrigerate until chocolate has set. Cookies may be stored in the fridge or on the counter in an airtight container for 5 days. Or freeze for later enjoyment.
- Depending on how hard your food processor has to work to process all the ingredients, the mixture may get a bit warm. If this is the case, wait a few minutes before you add the mini white chocolate chips as they may melt in the warm mixture.
- The energy bite mixture will be oily. No need to be alarmed as the oil is just from the nuts and almond butter. The cookies will not feel or taste oily once baked.