Dark Chocolate Energy Bites: Gluten Free, Dairy Free and Vegan

A travel ready treat that tastes like chocolate fudge, is sweetened with dried fruit and is a cinch to make.

In the bowl of an 8 cup food processor combine: medjool dates, raw pecans, cocoa powder, vanilla extract and a pinch of salt.


Blend until the mixture looks like…well…pretty dirt that sticks together when pressed (see photo below).

Dump mixture into a large bowl and stir in chopped dried fruit and dark chocolate (optional).

Line a small dish with wax paper or parchment and add your beautiful dirt.

Cover with wax paper or parchment and press firmly.

Dark Chocolate Energy Bites
  • 1 cup raw pecans or walnuts
  • 1 cup medjool dates or other soft dried fruit such as figs or apricots
  • 4 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • optional additions: dried cherries and chopped dark chocolate

Measure all ingredients into an 8 cup food processor and blend until mixture looks like sand and holds shape when pressed.

Dump mixture into a bowl and mix in chopped dark chocolate and dried fruit, optional.  

Press mixture into a lined dish and cut into 24 squares. Store in an airtight at room temperature for up to a week. 

Nom, nom, nom
Be well.

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