DessertAugust/September 2018

GF Vegan Chocolate Energy Bites

PREP: 5 minutes
CHILL: 25 minutes

GF Vegan Chocolate Energy Bites

Chrystal Carver

Loaded with protein and healthy fats, these nutritious and delicious bites make a perfect lunchtime treat. They’re gluten-free, dairy-free and refined sugar-free. Store these treats in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Note: This recipe contains nuts (almond flour).

MAKES 12 BITES.

GF Vegan Chocolate Energy Bites

Chrystal Carver

Assemble the recipe’s ingredients and measure them out.

Ingredients:

1/2 cup almond flour
1/2 cup coconut flour
1/4 cup coconut oil, softened
1/4 cup pure maple syrup
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup finely chopped dark chocolate, optional
Melted dark chocolate, for drizzling, optional

Directions:

1. Place almond flour, coconut flour, coconut oil, maple syrup and cocoa in a medium mixing bowl and stir until combined. Stir in chopped dark chocolate (if using).

GF Vegan Chocolate Energy Bites

Chrystal Carver

GF Vegan Chocolate Energy Bites

Chrystal Carver

2. Scoop a heaping tablespoon of dough and roll it into a 1-inch ball. Repeat with remaining dough, placing each ball on a plate lined with wax paper. (Dough will feel slightly oily. Don’t worry. The oil will absorb into the dry ingredients as the bites chill.)

3. Drizzle each ball with melted dark chocolate, if desired.

4. Refrigerate bites 30 minutes to set up.

Each bite contains 100 calories, 8g total fat, 5g saturated fat, 0g trans fat, 0mg cholesterol, 9mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate, 3g fiber, 5g sugars, 3g protein, 3Est GL.

GF Vegan Chocolate Energy Bites

Chrystal Carver

Contributor Chrystal Carver is a gluten-free food blogger and author of Sweet & Simple Gluten-Free Baking: Irresistible Classics in 10 Ingredients or Less.

Comments (2)

I agree with jenweaves about the coconut flour being used, except for a different reason. I dislike the taste of coconut in any of my food. I'd use vegan butter befor I'd use the coconut oil as well.

Posted by: Sparkt | July 22, 2018 1:14 PM    Report this comment

I have made lots of gluten free vegan energy bites over the years. However, I won't be adding this recipe to my stash. The texture of the coconut flour was off-putting. They felt like they stuck in my throat and landed like a bomb in my gut. Will be tossing them out.

Posted by: jenweaves | July 13, 2018 8:18 PM    Report this comment

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