Protein Bites with Chocolate, Black Bean and Coconut

Need a post-workout pick-me-up? These tasty, high-protein energy bites are deliciously flavored with coconut, nut butter, and beans. These high-protein energy bites are as irresistible as they are healthy and convenient. And they’re kid-friendly too!

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup almonds, blanched, toasted
  • 8 ounces black beans, canned, drained, rinsed
  • ½ cup dates, pitted
  • ¾ cup almond butter
  • 1 tablespoon flax seeds, yellow, ground
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup or agave
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
  • ½ cup chocolate chips, mini
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 pinch salt
  • ½ cup coconut, shredded, toasted, split

Number of Servings : 30

Need a post-workout pick-me-up? These tasty, high-protein energy bites are deliciously flavored with coconut, nut butter, and beans. These high-protein energy bites are as irresistible as they are healthy and convenient. And they’re kid-friendly too!

Directions

  1. In a food processor, coarsely grind the almonds, remove 50% and set aside. Finely grind the remaining almonds. Add the dates and process until they are well incorporated. Add the beans and grind until smooth.
  2. Add the almond butter, flax seeds, maple syrup, vanilla, chocolate chips, cocoa powder, and a pinch of salt. Process until the mixture is smooth. Mix in the remaining coarsely ground almonds.
  3. Form into balls and roll in toasted coconut.
  4. Place on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  5. Store in the refrigerator or freezer.

Recipe by Chef Barbara Alexander