A super easy healthy homemade snack!
1/4 cup collagen powder, or protein powder of choice for vegan/vegetarian
1 1/2 cups almonds, (raw, not toasted)
1/4 cup ground flax meal
1/2 cup shredded coconut, unsweetened
6 Medjool dates, 4 ounces, pitted
1/4 Teaspoon sea salt, or to taste
1/2 cup almond butter
2 Teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 Teaspoon almond extract
2–4 Tablespoons water
1/4–1/2 cup chocolate chips, see notes
Place the collagen powder/protein powder, almonds, flax meal, coconut, dates, and sea salt into a 12-cup food processor and process until the desired texture is reached. (Refer to the photos in the post for texture.)
Add the almond butter, and vanilla and almond extracts. Process until the mixture is starting to barely clump together.
Add the water 1 tablespoon at a time until the mixture is soft like cookie dough.
Then remove the mixture from the processor into a large mixing bowl. Add the chocolate chips, starting with 1/4 cup and adding more if desired. Mix together with a spoon or with your hands.
Portion out the energy bites with a spoon or cookie scoop. I used a #40 scoop which makes 1 ounce energy bites. Place them all on a cookie sheet, then roll them with your hands to smooth them out if desired. Then place as many as you’d like in an air-tight container and refrigerate for up to a week.
Freeze the remaining energy bites on the cookie sheet, then remove them and store in an air-tight container in the freezer for up to 3 months.
You can use either morsels or mini chips for this recipe. I personally prefer morsels for chocolate in some bites and not others, but mini chips definitely spread the chocolate flavor further!
- Prep Time: 20
- Category: Snacks
- Method: Food Processor
- Cuisine: American
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