Hello Chocolate & Date Snack Bites! A snack that passes as healthy but tastes good enough that it could replace your dessert. They are great when you’re on the road or before your children head out to the field for a soccer game, dancy lesson, or just running errands!
A constant struggle with eating healthy is satisfying the sweet tooth desire. These snack bites do just that. The best part is they are guilt free, unlike those 3 cookies I shoved in my mouth yesterday! The energy bites are a combination of Medjool pitted dates, almond butter, oats, chia seeds, and mini semisweet chocolate chips. Another plus is that these snack bites are quick and easy since they require no cooking or baking time.
To make them, start by placing the pitted dates into a high speed food processor and mix until they become thick and like a paste. You may need to add a couple tablespoons of water if you find the mixture isn’t combining. I had to add 2 tablespoons, but I doubled the recipe which I highly recommend. You will be sad when they have all disappeared. You will thanks me later. Trust me.
Next blend in the almond butter. Place mixture into a bowl and mix in the remaining ingredients. After a couple of minutes everything should come together and you will have something that looks like the consistency of a thick brownie batter. Shape into 1 inch balls and allow to sit in the refrigerator for 30 minutes before serving. I might have had one before they made it into the refrigerator.
I don’t know about you, but I need some dessert in my life occasionally, well more often then I like to admit. The greatest part of these Chocolate & Date Snack Bites is that I don’t have to worry about all the consequences of eating all the sugar from my normal chocolate favorites.
Who wouldn’t love this recipe. So think before you grab that chocolate bar, try one of these Chocolate &Date Snack Bites instead. Your kids will be begging you to make more once they are all gone. Try them soon!
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Chocolate & Dates Snack Bites
- 16 medium dates, Medjool
- 1/2 cup almond butter
- 1 cup oats, dry
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1/3 cup chocolate chips, semisweet
- Place pitted dates into food processor; mix until they become thick and like a paste.
- Add almond butter and blend together.
- Place date mixture into a bowl and stir in remaining ingredients. Shape into 1-inch balls.
- Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving.
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