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You can call these energy balls, bliss bites, dessert bites and anything else you want. I call them bet-you-can't-eat-only-one delicious.  Almonds and hazelnuts mixed with coconut and a kiss of maple syrup for sweetness. Totally healthy, protein packed and gluten free.
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Maple Almond Energy Bites

You can call these energy balls, bliss bites, dessert bites and anything else you want. I call them bet-you-can't-eat-only-one delicious.  Almonds and hazelnuts mixed with coconut and a kiss of maple syrup for sweetness. Totally healthy, protein packed and gluten free.
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 36 Servings
Calories 100kcal
Author Debs

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 2 1/2 Tablespoons Coconut oil
  • 1 2/3 cups almonds and hazelnuts
  • 1 cup shredded coconut plus more for dusting
  • 1/2 cup pitted dates
  • 2 Tablespoons roasted sesame seeds
  • 2 Tablespoons cocao nibs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • zest and juice of 1/2 orange
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate melted

Instructions

  • Heat the oven to 350f (180c) and toast the nuts for about 5 minutes.
  • In a small sauce pan over medium heat, caramelise the maple syrup for about 3-4 minutes. Add the coconut oil
  • Blend the almonds and hazelnuts with the coconut in the bowl of a food processor.
  • Add the dates and blend again until a course texture.
  • Pour the maple syrup and coconut oil mixture into the food processor and pulse until everything is sticky and coming together.
  • Add the cocao nibs, orange zest and juice and vanilla.
  • Roll into balls and line up on a baking tray.
  • Dip in the chocolate and leave to set.
  • Place in an airtight container and store in the fridge for a week or the freezer for a month.
  • Makes 36.