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Nut Free Chocolate Cherry Energy Bites are SUCH a good meal prep recipe! (gluten free, paleo, vegan)

Nut Free Chocolate Cherry Energy Bites


  • Author: Emily
  • Yield: 20 1x
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup pitted Medjool dates
  • 1 cup dried cherries (preferably unsweetened)
  • 1 cup pumpkin seeds (I like sprouted ones)
  • 34 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4tsp vanilla extract (optional)
  • pinch salt (optional)

Instructions

Place all ingredients in a food processor. Pulse or blend until mixture comes together in a big ball. This usually takes me 1-1 1/2 minutes. If yours isn’t coming together, make sure you’ve given it enough time. If it’s still not coming together, you can add 1 tsp of water at a time to the mixture and blend until it comes together.

Roll mixture out into small balls (I usually get about 20 per recipe). Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container up to 1 week.


Notes

VARIATIONS:
Chocolate Chip: Mix in a few tablespoons of chocolate chips once the dough has come together in a ball.
Almond: Try swapping in almonds for the pumpkin seeds and use almond extract instead of vanilla
Caca: To keep these raw, use raw cacao powder instead of unsweetened cocoa powder

Nutrition

  • Calories: 96kcal
  • Sugar: 13g
  • Sodium: 2mg
  • Fat: 3g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 16g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Cholesterol: 0