The perfect breakfast or snack on the go. It’s true… These energy bites, protein balls, power balls, choco-nuts energy bites…. Call it what you want. These are awwwwwwwesome!
- It’s healthy
- Loaded with protein, fiber, and healthy fats
- Tastes great!
- Picky toddler approved
- AND it’s made in 10 minutes
BAM! Great reasons to try these.
And for the nursing mothers…. You HAVE TO MAKE THESE!
I started making these 2 years ago. When my littlest came, I was determined to breastfeed since the twins weren’t able to. A few weeks after nursing Shiloh, my breast milk production started decreasing. New born baby and twin 20 month olds running around. Endless house chores, laundry, the need to keep your littles alive. Mothers, you understand! I had no time for a shower, no time to eat, not time PERIOD! In addition, I was exhausted and wasn’t sleeping. I needed help, need to eat better, need to increase milk production, and need something quick! That’s how these choco-nut energy bites were created. All the ingredients in these are also milk boosters!
This recipe is very versatile. Sometimes I add cinnamon to the mix. If you don’t like almond butter or Nutella, then add more peanut butter. Replace honey with agave nectar. Add more oats instead of coconut flour. Add chopped dried fruits…. Anything goes.
And if you’re not nursing, but needing a boost of energy and to satisfy that chocolate craving, these choco-nut bites will take care of that too!
To store, just place the balls in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week or in the freezer for up to a month. My family usually devour these within the week.
How to make Choco-nuts Energy Bites
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1/2 C all-natural, creamy peanut butter
1/3 C almond butter
1/3 C nutella
1/3 C honey
- more if you like it sweeter
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 ¼ C quick oats
¼ c coconut flour
¼ c finely chopped coconut flakes
- I place coconut flakes in a food processor
2 tbs ground flax seeds
2 tbs hemp seeds
3 tbs cocoa powder
3 tbs dark cocoa powder
¼ C or more, mini chocolate chips or carob chips
In a mixing bowl, add together the wet ingredients (first 4 ingredients).
Heat it in the microwave on high for 30 seconds.
Add salt and vanilla extract. Mix till it’s well combined.
Add in all the dry ingredients.
Mix together till it’s well combined. Then add in the chocolate chips. Mix again.
Roll the batter into balls.
Chill in the fridge for at least 15 min or eat them right away.
Look at that face!
From the time I plated these bad boys and taken pictures, the littlest had devoured 3 balls!