A healthy snack that is tasty and easy to make with just a few ingredients. Chocolate Chai Energy Bites are a great treat for lunch boxes, breakfast on the go, with a cup of tea, or fuel before a workout. Made from healthy ingredients, and made in minutes, you and your family will be wanting more.
It is nice to have healthy snacks around the house that feed your body vitamins, minerals, fiber, phytonutrients and deliciousness all at the same time. These bites are chocolatey, moist, loaded with warming spices, and satisfying.
Let’s get started!
Begin by gathering your ingredients and food processor.
Put the walnuts in the food processor and pulse until broken down into smaller pieces about the size of hemp seeds or so. Smaller and more even then this photo shows.
Then, add all of the other ingredients except the non-dairy milk. Pulse until Ingredients are fairly small and even in size. Add 1 tablespoon of milk. Pulse until the mixture makes a “dough”. If it is too dry, add another bit of milk until the dough comes together.
If you want to make your own spice mix, here is my recipe for Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice.
Take approximately a tablespoon or so between your palms and roll into balls. Roll in additional cacao powder if you like.
Chocolate Chai Energy Bites
- 1 Cup Walnuts
- 1 Cup Medjool dates, slightly packed pitted
- 1/3+ C. Raw Cacao, powder you will need a bit more if you want to coat your energy bites
- 2 T. Coconut, dried, flaked or shredded
- 2 T. Hemp seeds
- 1 pinch Sea salt
- 2 t. Pumpkin pie spice you can also use cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves or see the link for my Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice
- 1/2 t. vanilla bean powder or extract
- 1-2 T. Almond milk any non-dairy milk will work
- Place walnuts in food processor and pulse until ground to smallish pieces.
- Add dates, cacao, coconut, hemp seeds, sea salt, pumpkin pie spice, and vanilla bean powder to the walnuts in the food processor. Pulse until all ingredients are combined and broken down into small pieces.
- Add 1 T. of the non-dairy milk and pulse until the mixture comes together and begins to clump together. Open the food processor and take a pinch of the mixture to see if it holds together. If it does, don’t add any more milk. If it doesn’t hold together, add another tablespoon of milk and blend again.
- Take small amounts of the mixture and roll into bite-size balls. If you want, roll in additional cacao powder.
- Store in the refrigerator in a sealed container.
What are your favorite healthy snacks? Please share below in the comments.