5 Ingredient Cherry Chocolate Energy Bites
If you’ve been following my blog, you have probably noticed that I am a big fan of 5-ingredient that are simply prepared recipes. Why? Because why complicate things with a bajillion flavours when 5 or less ingredients produce delicious flavours?
Because why buy spend money stocking up on exotic flavours when you only need 1 pinch of it?
Because why dirty a bunch of spoons and bowls when you can just throw everything in the food processor?
I have shit to do. I’ve found recipes that allow me to can get them done AND eat healthy AND save money.
This recipe is one of those.
It tastes like a Larabar but costs like 75% less!
It stores nicely in the fridge and freezer.
It is free of most allergens and irritants - gluten, dairy, soy…
It is naturally sweetened with dried fruit.
It has healthy fats that slow down the glycemic load of the dried fruit to keep your blood sugar in check.
It is packed full of vitamins and minerals.
Kids like them. Party people like them. Road trippers like them. Hikers like them. Office workers like them. Frequent flyers like them. Hell, your dog probably likes them, too (but don’t let your dog eat chocolate!!).
Enough hype, here it is, ladies and gents!
Makes 15 small balls.
1 cup whole raw almonds
2/3 cup lightly packed pitted unsweetened pitted dates (medjool, honey, palm)
1/2 cup unsweetened dried cherries
4 tbsp Made Good dark chocolate chips (soy-free and dairy-free)
1/4 cup raw pecans
Optional: 1/2 tsp sea salt or to taste
In a food processor, break down the almonds until they are small particles but not a powder/flour.
Remove 1/3 cup of this and save for later.
Add the pitted dates and dried cherries to the food processor. Blend until a sticky, dough ball forms.
Add in the chocolate chips, pecans, and salt to the processor and pulse that sucker! Add little bits of water to loosen the dough ball if needed.
Finally, add in the 1/3 cup chopped almonds from earlier and keep pulsing until it looks like the picture below.
Roll into small balls or big balls if you’re into that. Store in a container or ziplock bag in the fridge or freezer.