Chocolate Almond Date Energy Bites

Try these Vegan Chocolate, Almond, and Date Energy Bites for a healthy chocolate snack.
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Prep Time 20 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine American, Gluten Free, vegan
Servings 24 balls

Ingredients
  

  • 1 1/2 cups medjool dates, pitted and coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup almonds (walnuts work well too)
  • 2 tbsp or more of cocoa powder or cacao powder (plus more for finishing)
  • a pinch or two of sea salt
  • 1/8 tsp cinnamon (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon agave (to bind the mixture)
  • 1/8 tsp fresh ground ginger (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Remove the pits and coarsely chop your dates. In your food processor, process the almonds until they are a coarse-like powder.  Add cocoa powder, salt, cinnamon, and ginger. Add the chopped dates and process until everything is finely chopped.  Gradually add agave nectar until the mixture is sticky enough to clump together or until it starts to form a ball in the food processor.  Form little balls out of your mixture. You can also spoon out the mixture into mini silicon muffin baking tray then refrigerate until they harden. Once they are all rolled into balls you can then roll them in a small bowl of cocoa powder (optional). This step just makes the balls have a more polished look to them.  These can be kept in the refrigerator in a well sealed container for up to 2 weeks or frozen for a few months.  Enjoy as a healthy sweet snack!

Notes

You can sub walnuts for almonds and you can choose to finish the bites by rolling them in cocoa powder or just leave them without a chocolate exterior.
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