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Peppermint Cocoa Bites

These - healthy - no-bake - raw - 5 Ingredient Peppermint Cocoa Energy Bites are every bit as delicious as they sound. Chocolate + peppermint = BLISS! Gluten free and sugar free, these little holiday treats use the most simple of ingredients: nuts, dates, cocoa powder, & peppermint extract. Roll in crushed candy canes or shredded coconut for an added dose of yumminess! Find more healthy recipes at groundedandsurrounded.com
Course: Dessert, Snack
Servings: 15 bites

Ingredients

  • 1 cup dates
  • 1 cup sliced almonds, pecans, or walnuts
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp peppermint extract
  • 1-2 tsp cold water if needed
  • 1 candy cane or peppermints, crushed optional
  • 1/3 cup finely shredded unsweetened coconut optional

Instructions

  • Place your dates, nuts, cocoa powder, and peppermint extract in a food processor. Process on low until course crumbs form.
  • If your mixture is not holding together due to the lack of moisture in the dates, add a few teaspoons of water a little at a time while your processor is running until the crumbs stick together and form into a ball. Be careful to not add too much water as the mixture should not be sticky, just "wet" enough to hold together.
  • Remove mixture from food processor and form into Tbsp size bites by rolling between your palms.
  • If desired, roll the bites into the crushed candy cane or coconut. Enjoy!
  • Store in an air tight container in your refrigerator or freezer.

Notes

 
OurĀ bites have beenĀ adapted from this recipe at The Lemon Bowl.
These - healthy - no bake - raw - 5 Ingredient Peppermint Cocoa Energy Bites are the BEST and every bit as delicious as they sound. Chocolate + Peppermint = BLISS! Gluten free and sugar free, these little holiday protein treats use the most simple of ingredients: nuts, dates, cocoa powder, & peppermint extract. Roll in crushed candy canes or shredded coconut for an added dose of yumminess!