When I was little, my aunt used to make the MOST awesome Easter cookies that were filled with dates and coated in a cloud of icing sugar. Every year I so looked forward to them, and they were always worth waiting for.
When my aunt and uncle retired, they began to spend a good portion of the year in Mexico, leaving poor me cookie-less come spring.
I guess it was my nostalgia of dates and interest in Vegan treats that grabbed my attention when I first layed eyes on these energy bites – I knew that I just had to make my own.
She promised that they were easy to make – and she was right! I couldn’t believe it when I found myself staring at the finished product in my own kitchen about 5 minutes after I started. The biggest time sucker was searching out the ingredients in my pantry. Once I found everything, they went into my food processor until a dough was formed.
I was so happy when my energy bites ended up looking exactly like her pictures. I gleefully refrigerated them and went to bed excited about enjoying them in the morning.
These treats live up to their name and do come with a lot of energy! I ate two of the bites and found myself bursting with energy, in fact I’m not sure that I was wise to pair them with a cup of coffee!
Later in the day these treats totally help with my chocolate cravings and I am thrilled that the bites are so healthy. They are made of dates, almonds, walnuts, chia seeds, flax seed, cinnamon, coconut oil, hemp protein powder, raw cocoa powder and a tablespoon of water. WOW!
So if you are interested in trying out these delights for yourself please check out deliciously Ella’s recipe by clicking here