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.
- 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