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.
Mix all ingredients in a food processor, stopping to scrape down the edges.
Melt chocolate chunks in microwave for 30 second intervals. Add coconut oil.
Dip energy bites into chocolate, coating half of each energy bite in chocolate.
- Use almond butter or sunflower seed butter instead of peanut butter, or leave it out.
- Instead of chocolate, roll the energy bites in shredded coconut, sugar, or chopped walnuts.
- Use pecans instead of walnuts.
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.
Other Gingerbread Recipes
- Vegan Gingerbread Truffles
- Gingerbread Hot Chocolate
- Gingerbread French Toast
- Gingerbread Coffee Creamer
- Gingerbread Kombucha
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Gingerbread Energy Bites
- ½ cup dates
- 1 cup gluten free rolled oats
- ½ cup walnuts
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- ¼ teaspoon allspice
- ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
- 2 teaspoons blackstrap molasses
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon peanut butter
- Pinch salt
- 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.
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