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Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Energy Bites horiz

Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Energy Bites

When you are craving chocolate chip cookies, but you know this is not the best choice for a snack, grab a few of these energy bites instead. They will satisfy you more than a cookie will because of the brilliant combo of protein, fat and chocolate. Store them in the fridge or freezer for when the moment of need strikes.

Course healthy snack
Cuisine American
Keyword energy balls, energy bites, gluten free, vegan
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 40
Author The Cowgirl Gourmet in Santa Fe adapted this recipe from Healthy Gluten-Free Family blog

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cup gluten-free oats
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • 1 16 oz. almond butter unsalted
  • heavy pinch kosher or sea salt
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 3/4 cup mini chocolate chips I use Enjoy Life brand

Instructions

  1. In a food processor, add the oats and coconut.

    Almond butter chocolate chip energy bites coconut and oats
  2. Pulverize until finely ground.

    Almond butter chocolate chip energy bites ground oats and coconut
  3. In a big bowl, dump the ground oats and coconut and add the jar of almond butter, salt, maple syrup and chocolate chips. Stir well to combine.

    Almond butter chocolate chip energy bites butter blending
  4. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  5. Wet your hands and shake them off. Use a tablespoon to scoop the batter, roll the batter in the palms of your hands into a ball of whatever size. I made them 1- 1 1/2 inches in diameter--enough for two or three bites of goodness.

  6. Place the balls on the parchment paper and, when all of the batter is used, place the baking sheet in the fridge for an hour to solidify.

    Almond butter chocolate chip energy bites baking sheet
  7. Once the balls are more firm, place the balls in a sealed container or freezer bag. Store bites in the fridge or freezer and enjoy them frequently. Sharing is entirely up to you.