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Peanut Butter Energy Bites – with Chocolate Drizzle

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The ultimate healthy pop-in-your-mouth treat filled with energizing ingredients.
The perfect Valentine’s Day recipe for giving and enjoying!

Drizzled with chocolate and served in a heart shaped tin

Packed with protein and fiber ~ and so delicious!
A better alternative to candy. Who doesn’t love this chocolate ~ peanut butter flavor combination??
Simple to make ~ these bites are loaded with nutrients to keep you going during the day, or the perfect not-too-sweet, pop-in-your-mouth treat I love for dessert.

Make the bites, then drizzle with chocolate

These no-bake treats are a snap to make and naturally Vegan and Gluten Free.
Perfect for having on hand for snacking ~ or gift giving.

So what’s in these delectable bites?
I start with Organic Smooth Peanut Butter – and then add a touch of sweetness with Coconut Palm Sugar and Raw Honey (for vegans, can use brown rice syrup.) Then, all in one bowl add ground Walnuts, minced fresh Dates, ground Granola (see my recipe!), ground Flax Seeds, Hemp Hearts, Sesame Seeds and Toasted Coconut.

I do not add too many dried fruits (dates) in this recipe, just enough for natural sweetness and binding power… my stomach can not handle too much.

All is simply combined and refrigerated until cold.
Scoop with a 1″ cookie scoop (a culinary life saver!) Roll into balls, then coat with the remaining toasted coconut.
Store in the a wax paper lined sheet in a glass container with a good seal and place in the refrigerator.

The Final Touch ~ Drizzle with Chocolate:
Make the coating, simple melting chopped dark chocolate with a bit of coconut oil. Drizzle over each peanut butter “bite” and let harden.
Since these bites are not very sweet, a chocolate flavor here adds the perfect touch.

Ingredients for the Bites (without chocolate)
Mix all together in a single bowl
Refrigerate the mixture, then scoop and roll into a ball ~ see the rounded top
Roll in the remaining toasted coconut – then top with the chocolate drizzle

See my Homemade Weekday Granola Recipe! I prefer a granola in these bites that is neither too sweet, or with too much fat. I make my own at least once a week, it makes a great gift too!
I also prefer granola in these bites rather than toasted oats.

Karen’s Homemade Weekday Granola ~ See Recipe
Not too sweet, low in fat – perfect for everyday eating and snacking!
Melt chopped Dark Chocolate, 85% – 90% with 1/2 teaspoon coconut oil
Drizzle the Chocolate over each rolled bite
Gorgeous Peanut Butter Energy Bites!

Enjoy these bites… think you will love them when you need a healthy pick-up snack ~ and the ultimate Valentine’s gift for all you love,
Karen

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