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
Servings: 15 bites
- 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
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.
Our bites have been adapted from this recipe at The Lemon Bowl.