Cacao Energy Bites
What You'll Need
1 cup Medjool dates, pitted (about 9-10)
¾ cup walnuts
½ cup dried unsweetened fruit (such as cherries or apricots), chopped
¼ cup ground flax seeds
¼ cup chia seeds
3 Tbsp cacao powder
1 ½ cups cooked black beans
1 tsp vanilla extract
½ tsp ground cinnamon
1 Tbsp water
How to Make It
1 In a food processor, process the dates, walnuts, dried fruit, chia seeds, and ground flax seeds until well incorporated.
2 Add the rest of the ingredients and process for another minute.
3 Using wet hands, form the power bites into balls.
4 Store in the refrigerator for up to 7 days or in the freezer for up to 6 months.
You can roll each ball in extra cacao powder, ground oatmeal, hemp seeds, sesame seeds, or leave them plain.
For the dried fruit try using cherries or apricots.
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