Almond Butter Chocolate Bites

Creamy, chocolatey, perfectly sweet and made with wholesome ingredients, these Almond Butter Chocolate bites, or ABC bites for short, taste decadent, but are a healthy treat with a great balance of fats, proteins, and carbs. They make a great on the go breakfast, post workout protein hit, or anytime snack to satisfy your sweet tooth. The best part is that they are super easy & quick to throw together using 10 ingredients and taking just 10 minutes. 

If you do try this out let me know what you think, and if you take a photo tag me on instagram @bykindlykate #bykindlykate. 

This recipe makes 12 1" bites // It takes 10 minutes

FOR THIS RECIPE YOU'LL NEED

  • 1 tbsp ground flax seeds
  • 2 tbsp cacao (I use a cacao maca blend, but you could use two parts cacao to one part maca)
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats 
  • 1 scoop protein powder (I use unflavored but chocolate or vanilla would be great)
  • 5 pitted medjool dates 
  • 1/3 cup almond butter 
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup 
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 pinch sea salt 
  • Shredded coconut (optional) 

PREPARATION

*I used my vita-mix for this recipe and it worked very well, however I would not recommend a standard blender for this recipe, a food processor will be your best bet. 

  1. If your dates are very dry start by soaking them in warm water for 1-2 minutes.
  2. Combine flax seeds, cacao, oats, protein powder, in separate bowl, whisk together and add to food processor/high powered blender.
  3. Add dates, almond butter, maples syrup, vanilla, and sea salt to blender. Mix until combined and mixture forms a dense brownie-like texture. 
  4. Transfer the mixture into a bowl and roll into 1-1 1/2 inch balls.
  5. Sprinkle the formed balls with shredded coconut, toss, and enjoy! Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

Nutrition Info: *rough estimate

ServingSize: 1 ball(of 12-13) Calories:100 Fat: 4.5 grams Carbs: 11.5 grams Protein: 4.5 grams

Kindly,