These fudgey bites are perfect to take hiking, walking or just to give you that extra kick of energy during the work day. You can throw everything but the kitchen sink into these: leftover nuts, seeds, protein powders or even some cinnamon to spice it up. This recipe is completely versatile so make it your own!
We had some leftover dried figs hanging around so here’s what I did:
Chocolate Fig Energy Bites
Yield: 12-15 balls
¼ cup figs, stems removed (sub: dates, dried apricots or raisins)
2 Tablespoons maple syrup (sub: honey, agave)
½ cup almond butter (peanut, cashew or sunflower butter work too)
½ cup almond flour
½ cup coconut flakes, unsweetened
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 Tablespoon hemp seeds
1 Tablespoon flax seeds
1 Tablespoon chia seeds
1 Tablespoon raw cacao powder (sub: regular cocoa powder, unsweetened)
1 scoop chocolate protein powder
2 scoops collagen (Further Food)
- In a blender or food processor, combine the figs, maple syrup and nut butter until smooth.
- In a bowl, add the remaining ingredients and stir until fully incorporated. Add in the fig mixture and stir until dough begins to form (this might be somewhat sticky, if so add more almond flour- if too dry, add more maple syrup).
- Using a teaspoon, measure the mixture into your hand and roll into balls. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet and freeze for 10-15 minutes. Roll some in extra almond flour, cocoa powder, chia seeds or leave as is.
- Once the balls have set up, place them in an air tight container and store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks!