Mint Chocolate Hemp Seed Energy Bites

Looking for a healthy snack? These mint chocolate hemp seed energy bites are fudgy and surprisingly nutritious.
Prep Time25 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Healthy Snack, Hemp Seed Energy Bites
Servings: 8 large bites
Calories: 100kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (160 grams) pitted Medjool dates
  • 6 tablespoons hemp hearts
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder or raw cacao powder
  • 2 tablespoons shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 1 tablespoon plain Greek yogurt I used whole fat
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pure peppermint extract
  • 3 tablespoons dark chocolate chips or chunks
  • 1 tablespoon water

Optional toppings:

  • Unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Shredded unsweetened coconut

Instructions

  • If your dates are a bit dry, first soak them in hot water for 10 minutes.
  • Place soft, pitted dates in a high-powered food processor and pulse until broken down. Using a rubber spatula, scrape down the sides of the food processor.
  • Next, add hemp hearts, cocoa powder, unsweetened coconut, Greek yogurt, salt, extract, dark chocolate, and water. Pulse 5-6 times, or until all the ingredients are well-combined, forming a sticky mixture.
  • Using a tablespoon, scoop batter and roll into bites. Option to make 16 tablespoon-sized bites or 8 larger ones.
  • If wanting to roll in coconut or cocoa powder, place topping(of choice in individual bowls and roll bites into topping of choice. Place bites in a baking dish.
  • Once all the bites have been rolled, place baking dish in the freezer for 20 minutes. Enjoy immediately, keeping leftovers stored in an airtight container in the fridge for 7 days, or in the freezer for up to 2 months.

Notes

Nutrition for 1 large bite (⅛ of recipe) : 100 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated), 19g carbs, 2g fiber, 16g sugar, 4g protein
Adapted from Oh She Glows