Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Cocoa Almond Bites


During a week of fruits-veggies-oats-and-nuts-only diet, I was craving a nutritious sweet treat. This version of the original energy bite recipe is totally amazing and even healthier--filled with healthy almonds in place of the chocolate chips. The cocoa powder makes these taste so much like No Bake Cookies that you wouldn't believe it. These are a must make and must keep in your fridge at all times!


Cocoa Almond Bites
recipe adapted from
Makes 24 bites


1-1/2 cup oatmeal
1/2 cup peanut butter (or other nut butter)
1/3 cup honey
1 cup coconut flakes
6 Tbsp ground flaxseed
2 Tbsp cocoa powder
1/2 cup chopped almonds
1 tsp vanilla

Mix everything above in a medium bowl until thoroughly incorporated.  Let chill in the refrigerator for half an hour.  Once chilled, roll into balls and enjoy!  Store in an airtight container and keep refrigerated for up to 1 week.