Peppermint Bark Protein Energy Bites Recipe
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Peppermint Bark Protein Energy Bites Recipe

INGREDIENTS: Peppermint Bark Protein Energy Bites Recipe

For the Energy Bites

  • 10 large Medjool dates, pitted 
  • 1 cup raw cashews
  • 1 cup raw pecans or almonds
  • 1 scoop Ascent Chocolate Plant Protein powder
  • 2 tablespoons coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • ½ teaspoon peppermint extract
  • ⅛ teaspoon kosher salt

For finishing, optional

  • ½ cup desiccated coconut
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder  
  • ¼ cup dairy-free chocolate chips

DIRECTIONS: Peppermint Bark Protein Energy Bites Recipe

  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • To a food processor add dates, cashews, pecans (or almonds), Ascent Chocolate Plant Protein powder, coconut milk, coconut oil, cocoa powder, peppermint extract, and salt.
  • Process until ingredients come together and the dough holds together when you squeeze a bit in your hand.
    • (Note: If dough looks dry, add more coconut milk a teaspoon at a time and blend).
  • Using your hands, roll one tablespoonful of the mixture into a ball and place on the prepared baking sheet.
    • Repeat process with remaining dough.
    • If desired, roll half of the bites in the desiccated coconut, and half in the cocoa powder.
  • Place bites back onto the prepared baking sheet.
  • Place chocolate chips in a microwave safe dish.
    • Warm in 30 second increments until melted, stirring between.
  • Place chocolate into a piping bag or ziploc bag.
    • Cut a small hole and drizzle the melted chocolate over the top of the bites.
  • Place in the refrigerator for a minimum of 30 minutes. Serve bites chilled.

Notes

  • Bites will keep for 14 days stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Prep Time:  15 minutes (excludes 30 minute chill time)
Servings:  18-20 bites

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