Chocolate Coconut Energy Bites Recipe
¾ cup pitted dates
¾ cup almonds, raw
¼ cup cacao powder
3 tablespoons hemp seeds
6 tablespoons unsweetened coconut flakes, divided
1 tablespoon maple syrup
Place dates in a bowl and cover with hot water. Let soak for 20 minutes, then drain, but reserve the date water.
Use a food processor to grind the almonds, cacao powder, hemp seeds, and 3 tablespoons of coconut flakes into a coarse meal.
Add the dates, 1 tablespoon of date water, and maple syrup to the food processor. Blend until these ingredients are incorporated and a dough forms.
Refrigerate date dough for 30 minutes.
Roll the dough into walnut-sized balls.
Place the remaining coconut flakes in a small bowl and roll the energy bites in the coconut flakes to coat.
Serve and enjoy. Refrigerate the energy bites for up to one week.