Coffee Energy Bites

This recipe is super simple and delicious. Great for every coffee lover!

I had previously posted this recipe on #internationalcoffeeday , but decided it deserved a permanent home on the website.

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Coffee Energy Balls

Prep Time 25 minutes
Chilling Time 15 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Equipment

  • Food Processor

Ingredients

  • 20 small dates *deglet dates were used for this recipe. If using medjool dates, use approx. 8 large ones.
  • 1/2 cup fresh brewed strong coffee or espresso
  • 1 cup raw almonds
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • pinch salt

Instructions

  • Soak dates in brewed coffee for 15 minutes.
  • While dates are soaking, chop almonds in a food processor until pieces are all broken up. Set chopped almonds aside and prepare remaining ingredients.
  • Drain dates and set the remaining coffee aside. Do not throw out the coffee.
  • Blend dates in the food processor adding 1 tbsp of coffee at a time, blending between tablespoons, until you have a caramel consistency.
  • Once you have reached your desired consistency, add the remaining ingredients and pulse until blended together.
  • Using a spoon, scoop out the dough and roll into balls. Once all of the dough has been rolled into balls, set in the refrigerator for 15 minutes. 
  • Protein balls can be stored in a container for up to a week in the refrigerator.

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