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German Chocolate Energy Bites

These German chocolate energy bites pack all the flavors you love from German chocolate cake into a wholesome, naturally sweetened snack! You’ll love the coconut, chocolate and pecan combo. Vegan and gluten-free. 
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: german chocolate energy bites
Servings: 16
Calories: 250kcal


  • 10 pitted medjool dates about 1 cup
  • 1 cup raw pecans
  • 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/4 cup chocolate protein powder
  • 2 Tablespoons cacao or cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla optional
  • pinch of sea salt


  • Toast coconut if you’d like: Preheat oven to 350°F, spread shredded coconut onto a baking sheet and bake for 5-8 minutes or until coconut is golden in color. Be sure to watch the coconut closely because it has the tendency to burn easily. Let cool.
  • Place all ingredients (dates, pecans, coconut, protein powder, cacao powder and oats) in a food processor and pulse until everything is combined and pecans are the size of crumb.
  • Add vanilla and sea salt and pulse once more. If the dough seems a little dry, add a little water, one 1 teaspoon at a time. Scoop dough from food processor and form into small balls using your hands. Place balls into a sealed storage container. The bites will keep in the fridge for about a week or in the freezer for 1-2 months.


Serving: 2bites | Calories: 250kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 20mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 21g