Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Paleo Snack Bites


Every day, about mid-afternoon, I find myself wanting a snack. A sweet snack. I know they say that if an apple doesn't sound good, you really aren't hungry, but I tend to disagree. My taste buds need variety and an apple doesn't always cut it.

I recently mixed up my own version of these No Bake Energy Bites and with a few simple swaps, I made this recipe Paleo. These bite sized snacks are perfect to grab on the go in the morning on the way to the gym or during that mid-afternoon "I don't want an apple I would rather have a cupcake but I know I need to make healthy choices" craving. Both sweet and satisfying, I promise it's love at first bite and a sweet treat you don't have to feel guilty about.



Paleo Snack Bites
makes 20-25 bites

1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
1 cup almond flour (or almond meal)
2 tsp. chia seeds
2 tsp. vanilla
1/4 cup pure grade a dark amber maple syrup (or raw honey)
1/3 cup mini dark chocolate chips
1/2 cup unsalted almond butter
1 Tbsp. extra virgin coconut oil

Gather all ingredients in a medium mixing bowl. Mix until combined. Place bowl in freezer for 30 minutes to an hour. Scoop out mixture in small spoonfuls and form into balls. 

Store in an airtight container in the fridge or freezer for up to two weeks. 


5 comments:

  1. These look great! I really need you to make me a week's worth of healthy recipes and teach me how to cook!

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  2. I just made these and had to double the recipe because they are so good!!! Thanks for posting this! :)

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  3. How much does it changet he texture to leave out the chia seeds? I'm not a big fan of those.

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    1. If you leave them out, maybe add some extra almond meal or coconut? If you like flax seed that would be a good alternative, too.

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  4. DELICIOUS! I just made these and they are so yummy! I used ground up flax seed (all that I had) and dairy free chocolate chips. Just enough sweetness to satisfy my snack craving in the afternoon. Thank you!!!!!

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