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Raspberry Cocoa No-Bake Energy Bites—The Perfect 3 PM Snack

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If you get a little hungry at noon, you have a habit of ruining your healthy eating habits. fast. Steel cut oats for breakfast, spinach salad for lunch… A handful of peanut butter M&Ms for your afternoon snack? I decided to change my eating habits this year.. But, of course, the girl has to satisfy her sweet tooth. Thankfully, I have my favorite no-bake energy bite recipe. Because, yes, raspberries and cocoa are a heavenly flavor match.

Made with dates, this no-bake energy bite will withstand even the most intense sweet tooth. Plus, it’s packed with powerful ingredients like almonds, chia seeds, and antioxidant-rich cocoa. Best place? The addition of freeze-dried raspberries adds a layer of luxury that, I swear, tastes exactly like a raspberry chocolate bar.

We created these with an afternoon snack in mind, but these no-bake energy bites can be easily consumed at any time of the day. It makes a great on-the-go breakfast for those who want something light in the morning. These days, I also treat myself to treats when I relax at night, and that’s all I want from my sweet tooth. A bit like chocolate. (But avoid eating these after dinner if you’re sensitive to caffeine. Cocoa powder packs a punch.) Enjoy.

Are energy bites good for your health?

yes! Energy Bites are a super healthy (and amazingly delicious) snack option that you can eat any time of the day.Most energy bytes contain Packed with protein, fiber, iron, and complex carbohydrates, they’re a great alternative to potato chips and store-bought granola bars. It’s also a great source of healthy fats that play an important role in nutrient absorption.

Ingredients of non-burning energy bites

  • Medjool dates. These tiny fruits bring a caramel-like flavor to your no-bake energy bites. Think of it as a natural sweetener with a chewy, flavorful texture.
  • raw almonds. Raw almonds add a nice crunch to any recipe.
  • dried raspberries. Dry or not, raspberries always have a great fruit flavor.
  • unsweetened shredded coconut. Recreates the familiar coconut texture without adding any sugar.
  • cocoa powder. Naturally caffeinated, cocoa powder provides an energy boost with a hint of sweetness.
  • chia seeds. An excellent source of fiber to improve intestinal health and digestion.
  • almond extract. In addition to the almond flavor, almond extract is also a great source of antioxidants.
  • unsalted almond butter. Smooth and creamy, almond butter is a healthy non-baking energy boost.

Tips for making this snack yourself

Feel free to be creative as these no-bake energy bites can be customized to your liking. Some variations are:

  • Omit the almond extract. If you don’t really like the extract flavor, you can easily replace the almond extract with vanilla extract or simply omit it.
  • Add additional ingredients. If there’s an ingredient (walnuts, peanut butter chips, spices, etc.) you’d love to include in your energy balls, feel free to let us know!
  • Replace with another nut butter or seed butter. There are many alternatives to almond butter that match the flavor of this recipe perfectly. Try cashew butter, sunflower seed butter, or peanut butter!
  • Mold into another shape. These energy balls can be easily flattened into squares or rectangles for a non-crushing, easy-to-carry snack.


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These energy balls are just what you need to get you through the 3pm rut.

  • 2 cup Pit Medjool Dates (19-20 dates)
  • 1 1/2 cup raw almonds
  • 1/2 cup freeze dried raspberries
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut and other for rolling
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract (optional)
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted almond butter
  • 12 1 tablespoon warm water if the mixture is dry.

  1. Add dates, almonds, raspberries, coconut, cocoa powder, and chia seeds to the food processor bowl. Pulse until mixture thickens and becomes crumbly.
  2. Add almond butter and almond extract and continue pulsing. Take a small amount of the mixture and squeeze it between your fingers. If it sticks easily and rolls into a ball, it’s done. If mixture is too dry, add water, 1 tablespoon at a time, pulsing halfway through, until mixture is sticky enough to hold its shape.
  3. Roll mixture into 1-inch balls and add chopped coconut or cocoa powder if desired.
  4. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 weeks.

This post was originally published on January 25, 2019 and has since been updated.

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