Chocolate No-Bake Energy Bites

by Heidi @ Food Doodles on January 12, 2012

Chocolate No Bake Energy Bites

I was going to save these for a rainy day… Well, it’s not rainy, but these have been on my mind since I made them(and you know, since we devoured them all).  My kids regularly go into the fridge for whatever they want and when these were in there, I had to hide them to save a few for myself Chocolate No Bake Energy Bites  These are inspired by my regular No-Bake Energy Bites which we still make and enjoy on a regular basis with all different kinds of add-ins.  I was just feeling like something a little different so I slightly adapted my original recipe to make a chocolate version.  The ones in the picture turned out slightly drier than I would like so I changed the recipe to hopefully fix that.  If yours are much too dry, consider mixing in an extra tbsp of nut butter and/or honey.

Chocolate No Bake Energy Bites

For the longest time I made fruit and nut bites like my Chocolate Fig Truffles – don’t judge, they were from my second week of blogging!  I almost didn’t want to link it, haha.  Then we got sick of those kinds of treats and have been making these, but I’m ready to go back to the fruit and nuts idea, I remember them being more filling, and more naturally sweet, which I enjoy.  If you make things like those or like Larabars, what’s your favorite combo?  I’d love to try out some new ideas Chocolate No Bake Energy Bites

Don’t forget, these would make awesome school snacks, but some schools don’t allow peanut butter, or even any nut butters at all.  You can try using sunflower butter if you enjoy it – or try making your own by toasting sunflower seeds and processing them in a food processor till they’re the consistency of peanut butter.  It is a little bitter, but if you think you might enjoy it, give it a try – plus it’ll be good mixed with honey and cocoa like in these Chocolate No Bake Energy Bites

Chocolate No Bake Energy Bites

These were inspired by this recipe, but adapted from my own recipe.

Chocolate No Bake Energy Bites

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