Dark Chocolate Energy Bites

I’ve gotta tell you, I had a really hard time naming these “Energy Bites”.

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Originally I was going to call them “Dark Chocolate Energy Bites”. But after tasting them, I almost had to change the name to “Cookie Dough Energy Bites”. Because they taste like COOKIE DOUGH!!!

Like I mentioned in my recipe for Single Serving Eggless Cookie Dough, I have a thing for cookie dough. In fact, I actually like it more than I like cookies. So these energy bites are pretty much my new favorite thing!

They’re fully raw, which means they’re both super easy and super quick to make! I actually whipped these up in about 10 minutes this afternoon, which means they’d be perfect for a snack if you’re ever pressed for time but won’t be satisfied with just a piece of fruit.

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I get chocolate cravings all the time. And not just in the evening after dinner or around midnight. I mean all the time. Especially around mid-afternoon when I’m hitting my 3 PM slump.

That’s when I need some energy. So combine chocolate, heart-healthy fats, and cookie dough and you’ve got heaven, as well as the perfect pick-me-up! And did I mention they don’t contain any gluten, dairy, added sugar, or processed ingredients?

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Feel free to treat yourself at any time of the day (or even night! midnight snack, anyone?) with these guilt-free Cookie Dough- I mean Dark Chocolate Energy Bites!

Dark Chocolate Energy Bites

  • 1 c old fashioned oats
  • 1/4 c whole ground flaxseed meal
  • 1/2 c walnuts
  • 1/4 c dark chocolate chips
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 packets stevia or truvia
  • 3 tbs honey
  • 2 tbs coconut flakes (optional)

Process oats & walnuts in a food processor or blender for 15 seconds. Add chocolate chips and pulse for 10 seconds. Pour into a bowl and combine with cinnamon, stevia/truvia, and ground flaxseeds. Stir in honey. Roll into balls. Roll in coconut flakes, if desired. Refrigerate for 15 minutes. Enjoy immediately or store in the refrigerator.

Nutrition Information (from myfitnesspal.com)

Calories: 80

Fat: 5g

Carbs: 10g

Protein: 2g

(Yields 16 energy bites)

Nutrition information does not include coconut flakes. If including, nutrition information is as follows: 85 calories, 5 grams of fat, 10 carbs, and 2 grams of protein.

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