Healthy Chocolate Energy Bites
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INGREDIENTS
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  • Servings: 18 portions
  • Preparation Time: 20 minutes
  • • 2 cups Nature's Path Coconut Chia Granola
  • • 1 cup Medjool dates, pitted
  • • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • • 3 tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • • 1/2 cup unsweetened desiccated coconut, toasted
DIRECTIONS
  1. Add granola to food processor; pulse until coarsely ground. Transfer to bowl; set aside.
  2. Add dates to food processor; purée until only small bits remain. Add ground granola, cocoa powder and coconut oil; pulse until combined. Return to bowl; stir in coconut.
  3. Scoop mixture into 2 tablespoonful portions. Roll into balls.
  4. Transfer to parchment paper–lined tray; refrigerate for 30 minutes or until firm.
  5. Nutrition Facts Per 1 piece: Calories 110, Fat 6g, Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 25mg, Carbohydrate 11g, Fibre 2g, Sugars 6g, Protein 2g
RECIPE BACKSTORY
Try making your own snacks like these easy five-ingredient Chocolate Energy Bites, naturally sweetened with whole dried dates and crunchy coconut granola. “My four-year-old loves snacks in bar form,” says Desiree Nielsen, a registered dietitian. “We take Qi'a bars travelling or pack them as after school snacks.”