Special guest post by Christine Martin from Amidst the Chaos
If there’s one thing that my family enjoys, it’s snacking! I can’t seem to keep the cupboards stocked full enough with snacks for my growing children. They come home from school ravenous and could graze at the table for an hour plus, if I let them.
I try to be really cautious of what kind of snacks I buy them, as I want them to be eating as healthy as possible. So fruits and veggies are always readily available in our home, but let’s face it, kids grow tired of eating their greens and every now and then, I like to give them a yummy (but still healthy) treat!
These chocolate walnut energy bites are the perfect after school snack! Packed with all kinds of yummy, just two of these bites will help perk a kid up and keep them going until dinner time. And did I mention, these are totally clean! So you can give your kid this snack and have no guilt about feeding them anything refined or unhealthy.
Very similar to a Lara bar, there are only FOUR ingredients in these: cocoa, walnuts, unsweetened coconut and pitted dates. Note, please make sure you get packed and pitted dates.
2 1/2 cups chopped walnuts
3/4 cup dates (packed & pitted)
1/4 cup unsweetened coconut (finely shredded)
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1. Add all four ingredients into a blender or food processor and blend until crumbly.
2. Take about a tablespoon size and roll into a ball, in between the palms of your hands.
3. Let set in refrigerator for about 30 minutes before eating.
This recipe will make roughly 25 balls and should be stored in the refrigerator.These Chocolate Walnut Energy Bites are so yummy and healthy, I guarantee that they don’t even last a week in your home!
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