Anyone else out there experience that mid-day slump? You feel tired, foggy and a little hangry. Being in this state, could lead to bad decisions. Especially, if you have one of those devilish vending machines nearby. Typically, those machines are never loaded with anything healthy or nutritious. So, we reach for the sugary treat and some caffeine, but then we crash about an hour later. It never ends well, does it? Well, these Almond Joy Energy Bites will prevent all of that from happening. They will get you through that mid-day slump & nourish your body, but without sacrificing taste. Sounds pretty good, huh?
These Almond Joy Energy Bites are made with pure-wholesome ingredients and they are naturally sweetened with dates. You won’t find refined sugar, flour or other nasty junk in this recipe.
Now I cannot tell you that these taste like a real Almond Joy, but that’s a good thing, trust me. However, they are chocolatey, coconutty, almond-y and deliciously sweet. Pure, healthy goodness that will do your body right.
These yummy noms take less than 15 minutes to make, they are gluten-free, no-bake & guilt-free. They are great for school lunches, work, hiking, traveling or pre & post workout snacks. They are rich in fiber, protein, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants & healthy fats. These babies will give you an energy boost and curb that sugar craving.
So, why not give these Almond Joy Energy Bites a try? You’ll be glad you did!
If you are looking for more Almond Joy goodness, you can check out my Almond Joy Smoothie recipe. It’s healthy, refreshing and sweet. It can be made for breakfast, a snack or a uber healthy dessert.
- 2 cups medjool dates , pitted (loosely packed)
- 1/2 cup rolled oats (gluten-free or regular)
- 1/2 cup raw almonds
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 3 tablespoon raw cacao powder (sub unsweetened cocoa powder)
- 3 tablespoons shredded coconut (+ extra for coating the bites)
- 1/4 teaspoon Himalayan salt (or preferred salt)
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon almond extract (optional)
Add all ingredients to a food processor, except for the coconut shreds. Process for 2-3 minutes, until it forms a sticky consistency (almost dough-like). Scrape down sides as needed.
Check to see if it will form a ball in your hand, before continuing. (you don't want to over process) If it's ready, add the coconut shreds and pulse a few times to combine.
Scoop a tablespoon of dough and roll it into a ball. Now roll the bites into your reserved coconut shreds. Repeat until all remaining dough is gone. Pop in fridge for at at least 30 minutes, to firm up the energy bites.
*Makes about 18-22 bites.
*Energy bites can be stored in fridge for 5-7 days, or in freezer for 3-4 months.