Chocolate Almond Energy Bites – GF & Vegan

Chocolate Almond Energy Bites
Chocolate Almond Energy Bites

I always have energy balls or squares on hand because they’re the perfect snack right before a workout! Sometimes you don’t have time to eat something that takes a lot of prep time before you go for a run or before you head out the door. These chocolate almond bites are perfect as a grab-and-go healthy option.

BTW, you can also check out my recipe for Vegan Chocolate Fudge that I have shared in the past. The ‘fudge’ recipe is date-based whereas the recipe I’m sharing today is made with almond flour.

I’ve tried making energy balls with almond flour in the past and I love the texture and taste of almond flour, so I was very pleased when I came up with this recipe with the addition of cocoa powder.

Chocolate Almond Energy Bites
Chocolate Almond Energy Bites

What I like about making energy balls is the different ways you can ‘dress’ up these treats. Here, I’ve topped them with sea salt, peanuts, and slivered almonds. I highly recommend topping them with either peanuts or almonds  so everyone knows that these energy balls contain nuts! Plus, it’s a fun way to decorate these bites and to make them presentable for gifting.

The other thing I love about these bites is that they are gluten-free and vegan. I like to think of them as vegan truffles. They are definitely sweet enough!

Here’s the recipe.

Chocolate Almond Energy Bites
(Yields 12-14 Bites)

Ingredients:

1/4 c almond butter
1/4 c chunky peanut butter
4 T coconut sugar
1 T maple syrup
1 t vanilla
4 T cocoa powder
1/4 c almond flour
Sea salt, almond slivers, peanuts, etc for toppings

Method:

  • In a small bowl, mix together the almond butter, peanut butter, coconut sugar maple syrup, and vanilla until well combined
  • Add the cocoa powder and almond flour and mix well until all ingredients come together
  • Use a 1 Tablespoon ice cream scoop to form balls
  • Garnish with the sea salt, almond slivers, and peanuts. Press these topping on with a firm push
  • Store in a tightly covered container at room temperature
Chocolate Almond Energy Bites
Chocolate Almond Energy Bites

What about you? Do you snack on energy balls? What are your favorite flavors?

Enjoy!

Chocolate Almond Energy Bites
Chocolate Almond Energy Bites
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2 thoughts on “Chocolate Almond Energy Bites – GF & Vegan

  1. Thank you for this recipe!! With two kids who have celiac disease, it’s great to see an easy and delicious snack that is gluten free, and will be popular in our home! I love it and if they taste anywhere as good as the photos look, it’s sure to be a winner!

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