I’ve been meaning to post this recipe for a while now…because we’ve been eating and loving this snack for a while now. 😉
I’ve been on the hunt for good snack recipes so I could stock up the fridge and freezer with easy to grab healthy options.
It makes healthy eating so much easier when everything is already prepared and ready to go. I store these in the freezer in a sealed container.
They are especially delightful after dinner, when I’m craving some kind of chocolatey-not-so-good-for-me-snack.
We use natural peanut butter (Adam’s is the best!) and good quality cocoa powder. Grey packs them in his lunches in a small glass pyrex container and they hold up well outside of the freezer as well.
I can throw them together in ten minutes because there is no cooking involved.
I like them because they are super fast to make, and because they’re chocolate peanut butter….and that doesn’t really need any further explanation.
Love, Grey & Brianna
Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Bites
¾ cup pitted dates
½ cup peanuts, plus more for rolling
¼ cup natural peanut butter
2 tsp cocoa powder
Pulse the peanuts in food processor until they are to your desired coarseness. We like ours a little more rustic ;).
Remove peanuts from food processor and set aside. Add the dates to your food processor and pulse for about 20 seconds. Add ½ cup of peanuts, peanut butter, and cocoa powder to the dates.
Blend until the mixture looks like coarse crumbs. Remove blade from food processor. Roll the date mixture into one inch balls. Then roll into the chopped peanuts.
Store in the refrigerator for about one week or in the freezer for up to six months.