Chocolate Walnut Energy Bites

Chocolate walnut energy bites - Amidst the ChaosSpecial 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.Chocolate walnut energy bites ingredients - Amidst the Chaos

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.Chocolate walnut energy bites 2 - Amidst the ChaosThese 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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Healthy And Delicious Toasted Almond Apple Oatmeal Recipe

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Toasted almond apple oatmeal is probably one of my favourite meals, and something I eat a lot. Not only is this cozy breakfast delicious, it is ridiculously healthy.

I shared this recipe a little while ago within one of my blog posts. Since then I have received numerous emails and messages from people about how much they love it! I thought it was time to give this recipe the proper love it deserves.

This is a recipe I discovered years ago in a fitness magazine article. I have altered it a little and omitted the sugar. I eat this almost everyday. It is fast, easy, delicious and filling. I also find that whenever I take the time to make this each day, I tend to loose weight and stick to a healthier lifestyle. Mike loves it when I double the recipe on the weekends so he can have some too!

What you need:

  • 1 TSP sliced almonds
  • 1 apple, peeled and chopped
  • 1 TSP raisins
  • 1TSP cinnimon
  • 1/2 cup large flake oats
  • 1 cup skim milk
  • 1 TSP ground chia seeds (optional)


To prepare: toast almonds on a greased skillet (MED heat) until you can smell a nutty aroma, add the oats, toast for one more minute. Reduce the heat to LOW and add skim milk followed by remaining ingredients. Cover and cook for five minutes. Remove from heat, stir, cover and let sit for three minute. Add cold milk to cool if desired and enjoy!

Healthy Breakfast Oatmeal