These Gingerbread Energy Bites taste like a decadent dessert but are quite healthy. Made in minutes with gingerbread spices and molasses.
With so many desserts for the holidays, it's nice to have a treat that tastes like a dessert but is actually quite healthy. Enter these Gingerbread Energy Bites.
These vegan bites are made with gluten-free rolled oats, walnuts, dates, molasses, and spices. They are then dipped in dark chocolate.
Another energy bite recipe is my Gluten-Free Mexican Brownie Bites. Some gingerbread recipes to try are my Vegan Gingerbread Dip recipe, Vegan Gingerbread Ice Cream, Vegan Gingerbread Coffee Creamer, and Vegan Gingerbread Chia Pudding.
❤️ Why You'll Love Them
- They are a healthy snack.
- They're sweet and flavorful.
- They taste like a dessert.
- Dates: Adds sweetness and helps the dough stick together. I used pitted Deglet dates. You could use another variety. Make sure to check for any hard bits even if you buy pitted dates.
- Rolled oats: I used gluten-free rolled oats. If you are gluten-free make sure the package says certified gluten-free on it. You could also use oat flour.
- Walnuts: I used walnuts, but you could also use pecans, cashews, or other nuts.
- Cinnamon, ginger, allspice, nutmeg,
- Blackstrap molasses: Adds the robust flavor that gingerbread is known for.
- Vanilla extract: Enhances flavors.
- Peanut butter: I used all-natural peanut butter, but you could also use shelf-stable peanut butter. You could also use almond butter or sunflower seed butter, or leave it out.
- Salt: Enhances sweetness.
- Dark chocolate baking chunks: You could also use semi-sweet chocolate chips. Instead of chocolate, you could roll the energy balls in cacao powder (or cocoa powder), shredded coconut, or chopped walnuts.
- Coconut oil: To combine with the chocolate to make a silky coating that hardens on the energy bites.
To see the full list of ingredients with measurements and instructions, see the recipe card at the bottom of this post.
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Step 1: Add dates, rolled oats, walnuts, spices, black strap molasses, vanilla extract, and peanut butter to a food processor.
Step 2: Mix all ingredients until combined, stopping to scrape down the edges.
Step 3: Form the dough into balls. Set aside.
Step 4: Dip gingerbread balls into melted chocolate, coating half of each energy bite in chocolate.
👩🏻🍳 Recipe FAQs
These gingerbread energy bites are made with dates, rolled oats, walnuts, blackstrap molasses, gingerbread spices, and peanut butter. They are then dipped in melted chocolate.
These vegan energy bites will last 2 weeks in an airtight container in the fridge. You can also freeze them and they'll last several months.
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Gingerbread Energy Bites
- ¼ cup dark chocolate baking chunks
- 1 teaspoon coconut oil
- Soak dates in hot water to soften.
- Add all ingredients to a food processor. Mix until well combined, stopping to scrape down the edges of the food processor.
- Form mixture into balls. You'll get 12-14 energy bites, depending upon how big you make them.
- Melt chocolate chunks in microwave at 30 second intervals until melted. Mine took 1 minute total.
- Add coconut oil to melted chocolate. Mix well.
- Dip each energy bite into the chocolate so that half the bite is covered in chocolate. Place on parchment paper and refrigerate so the chocolate can set.
*Note: Nutrition information should be considered an estimate only. Different nutrition calculators give you different results.