GF Vegan Chocolate Energy Bites
PREP: 5 minutes
CHILL: 25 minutes
Loaded with protein and healthy fats, these nutritious and delicious bites make a perfect lunchtime treat. They’re gluten-free, dairy-free and refined sugar-free. Store these treats in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Note: This recipe contains nuts (almond flour).
MAKES 12 BITES.
1/2 cup almond flour
1/2 cup coconut flour
1/4 cup coconut oil, softened
1/4 cup pure maple syrup
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup finely chopped dark chocolate, optional
Melted dark chocolate, for drizzling, optional
1. Place almond flour, coconut flour, coconut oil, maple syrup and cocoa in a medium mixing bowl and stir until combined. Stir in chopped dark chocolate (if using).
2. Scoop a heaping tablespoon of dough and roll it into a 1-inch ball. Repeat with remaining dough, placing each ball on a plate lined with wax paper. (Dough will feel slightly oily. Don’t worry. The oil will absorb into the dry ingredients as the bites chill.)
3. Drizzle each ball with melted dark chocolate, if desired.
4. Refrigerate bites 30 minutes to set up.
Each bite contains 100 calories, 8g total fat, 5g saturated fat, 0g trans fat, 0mg cholesterol, 9mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate, 3g fiber, 5g sugars, 3g protein, 3Est GL.
Contributor Chrystal Carver is a gluten-free food blogger and author of Sweet & Simple Gluten-Free Baking: Irresistible Classics in 10 Ingredients or Less.