These vegan Chocolate Almond Energy Bites are perfect for a road trip! They have a touch of salt to balance out the sweet flavor of the dates.
One of my favorite things to pair with chocolate is almond. It is one dessert combination that I make often. I especially love to use almond extract because it adds a special touch.
These Chocolate Almond Energy Bites are the perfect combination of sweet and salty. I added a little salt because it balanced out the sweet flavor of the dates.
I like to have protein bars and trail mix whenever I travel. I made these Chocolate Almond Energy Bites because I was planning vegan food for a road trip that I just got back from.
I also had a package of dates waiting for me to make them into something. I didn't calculate the cost, but I bet these are probably a lot cheaper than buying protein bars or premade trail mix, and they were super easy to make.
I am really glad that I had these along with me for the road. If you are vegan (and gluten-free), you know how hard it can be to find good food in the middle of nowhere.
I always bring a bunch of premade food in a cooler to eat, and I bring things to make while camping or staying at a cabin with a kitchen.
I tend to get creative with the vegan breakfast foods that hotels offer. One hotel that I stayed at had oatmeal with a bunch of toppings.
Unfortunately, I didn't know if the oatmeal was gluten-free because it could be cross-contaminated with gluten. So, I took the toppings that I liked - dried cranberries, sliced almonds, and pecans.
I then sliced a banana, added the toppings, and covered it with the soy milk that I packed. Trail mix cereal, anyone?
These bites were a nice treat when I was craving chocolate, and getting sick of my hotel snacks. While on the road I ate a bunch of peanut butter packets, bananas, and oranges from the hotels that I stayed at.
Let me tell you, I don't think I'll be eating peanut butter, bananas, or oranges for quite some time!
How To Make This Recipe
- Mix dates, cacao powder, coconut oil, shredded coconut, pecans, almonds, almond extract, almond meal, and salt. Refrigerate for an hour.
- Roll into balls. Roll in cacao powder, crushed nuts, shredded coconut, hemp seeds, chia seeds or maca powder.
Other Foods You Can Take On The Go
- Mocha Almond Overnight Oats
- Sriracha Roasted Chickpeas
- Tamari Seaweed Flax Crackers
- Vegan Carrot Cake Energy Bites
How Long Do They Last?
These energy bites will last up to 2 weeks in an airtight container in the fridge.
Can I Freeze Them?
If you want to make extra and freeze them, go for it! They'll last up to 3 months in the freezer.
These no-bake energy balls are a healthy portable snack. There's no need to buy protein bars when it's so easy to make your own energy bites at home.
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Chocolate Almond Energy Bites
- Mix all ingredients in a food processor. Refrigerate for at least an hour. Roll into balls. Roll in one of the coatings and serve.
*Note: Nutrition information should be considered an estimate only. Different nutrition calculators give you different results.