Chocolate energy bites with peanuts and dates are a naturally sweet decadant tasting chocolate snack. They are made with just three wholesome ingredients and they are gluten-free and vegan.
A Better for you Snack
Dates are so versatile, they taste great all by themselves and even better when they are blitzed up in a food processor with chocolate and peanuts.
The food processor transforms the dates and chocolate into an incredibly delicious chocolate paste that tastes like caramel and. . . it’s not bad for you!
Chocolate date energy bites are naturally sweet and a perfect way to tame your sweet tooth. After taking one bite of these chocolate bites, you will agree that they taste a bit indulgent.
But they aren’t.
Dates are filled with vitamins, antioxidents and fiber; a much better sweet choice. I use dates often to make sweet treats like these Peppermint Chocolate Bites.
You Will Need
Three simple ingredients are all that you need to make this recipe.
How to Make This Recipe
Dark chocolate peanut energy bites literally take minutes to make. All you have to do is remove the pits from the dates, and place them along with the remaining ingredients into a food processor.
Blend the mixture into dough.
Roll the paste into balls and roll them in chopped peanuts if desired.
Store Them in the Refrigerator
Store chocolate energy bites in the refrigerator in an air-tight container for up to five days. They can be stored at room temperature for a day or two.
You can freeze chocolate energy bites by placing them on a cookie sheet in the freezer. Once they are frozen, remove them from the baking sheet and place them in a freezer container for up to 3 months. Defrost them in the refrigerator overnight and enjoy! They also taste delicious partially frozen.
Change it up!
- Substitute peanuts with almonds, walnuts, cashews or a combiantion of your favorite nuts.
- Add a few tablespoons of oats or shredded coconut for a thicker texture.
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3 Ingredient Peanut Energy Bites
Chocolate energy bites with peanuts and dates are a naturally sweet decadant tasting chocolate snack.
- Prep Time: 10 mins
- Total Time: 10 mins
- Yield: 14 1x
- Category: Dessert
- Method: no bake
- Cuisine: American
- Remove pits from dates and place them along with peanuts and cacao powder in food processor and process until mixture forms a ball similar in texture to dough.
- Remove from food processor and refrigerate for 10 minutes.
- Roll the mixture into half inch sized balls and roll into chopped peanuts
Keywords: energy balls, gluten-free energy balls
Nutrition information is provided by Nutrifox, an online calculator and is meant to be used for informational purposes only. Even though I try to provide accurate information, these figures should still be considered as estimates.