And we have a winner! A no-bake chocolate coffee energy bites winner of the most-delicious award, that is. I thought about adding more ingredients to these coffee energy bites but they were so good after just 4 ingredients, I didn’t dare mess them up. Yes, 4 ingredients and 5 minutes is all you need to make these! I’d recommend them as a vegan pre-workout snack or morning snack between breakfast and lunch. Just be careful eating them too late in the day due to the caffeine content!
Coffee As A Pre-Workout
I don’t use an pre-workout supplements for training. The times I’ve tried them in the past, I didn’t feel they really had any effect on my workout. Coffee, however, I love as a pre-workout. It could be because I’m at the gym by 6 am but either way, caffeine in the form of coffee is my preffered pre-workout boost.
If I happen to be training later in the day, I’ll skip a cup of coffee and have one of these balls for a little boost in natural energy from the coffee, dark chocolate, dates and cashews. Perfect. And they taste so amazing, it’s more like eating afternoon dessert than healthy energy bites.
Just 4 Ingredients Needed!
My favourite kind of recipe – absolutely minimal ingredients required. Isn’t that the best? And they’re 4 of my most favourite ingredients ever: raw cashews, coffee beans, dark chocolate and medjool dates. Blend those 4 up and you have one amazing, soft and chewy but a little crunchy, perfectly sweet little energy bite that tastes like chocolate and coffee.
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No-Bake Chocolate Coffee Energy Bites
Honestly, these are insanely good. It was all the Bulletproof Coffee posts I’ve been seeing that inspired this recipe, and although I’ve yet to try it myself, I kept thinking about making some bites out of coffee and coconut oil. When the time came, I decided to ditch the oil and go with coffee and chocolate. A perfect pairing, isn’t it? Add cashews and dates for texture and sweetness and you’re in sweet, sweet chocolate coffee energy bites heaven.
I just love the simplicity of this recipe. I also love anything that can be ready in 5 minutes. Enjoy!Print
You only need four whole ingredients to make these healthy, no-bake chocolate coffee energy bites! You can use organic dark chocolate or dairy-free chocolate chips and go with regular or decaf coffee beans.
- Place the cashews and coffee beans in a food processo and break down.
- Add the dates and mix until a dough forms.
- Place in a bowl and mix in the chocolate.
- Roll into 12-14 balls and store in the fridge or freezer.
- Nutrition facts are are for if you make 12 balls out the recipe. To reduce the calories per ball, roll them into 14-15 smaller balls. I rolled mine on th elarger size.
- The dough can also be pressed into a parchment paper-lined pan and then cut into energy bars if you prefer.
- Serving Size: 1 ball
- Calories: 148 calories
- Fat: 7 grams
- Carbohydrates: 18 grams
- Protein: 3 grams