Recipe courtesy of The Tastemade Kitchen

Simple Almond Joy Energy Bites

Made with chia seeds and nuts, these chocolatey snacks are both nutritious and delicious. Perfect for keeping your energy level in-check throughout the day.
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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 20 min
  • Active: 20 min
  • Yield: 28 bites
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Ingredients

1 1/2 cups dates, pitted (about 8 ounces)

1/2 cup rolled oats 

1 cup raw almonds 

1 tablespoon coconut oil 

2 tablespoons chia seeds 

2 tablespoons ground flaxseeds 

3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder  

1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut, plus more for sprinkling 

Pinch of sea salt 

1 teaspoon almond extract 

32 whole toasted almonds 

Melted chocolate, for garnish (optional) 

Directions

  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment or wax paper.
  2. Place the dates in a food processor and pulse until fine. Add the oats, raw almonds, coconut oil, chia seeds, ground flaxseeds, cocoa powder, the 1/2 cup shredded coconut, salt and almond extract. Pulse again until the mixture comes together and forms a ball. 
  3. Scoop into tablespoon-sized balls, stuff 1 toasted almond in each ball and roll to enclose. 
  4. Garnish with a gorgeous drizzle of melted chocolate, and sprinkle with more shredded coconut.  
  5. Simply place in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks! 
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