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Thursday, July 30, 2015

Super Fudgy Energy Bites


Looking for a healthy, satisfying, vegan, gluten-free, sweet and tasty snack...that's portable and simple to make? Oh, and doesn't require you to turn on the oven? Got it!

These were a hit with the whole family so I will definitely be making them again.  I have recently discovered how amazing flax eggs work as a binder in unbaked recipes.  They avoid the need to add oil or liquid sweeteners while adding a ton of fibre and nutrition.  These are best made in a high speed blender.  You can make them in a food processor but you won't be able to get the nuts perfectly smooth.

Super Fudgy Energy Bites

4 cups shelled raw walnuts
1 cup soft prunes (soak in water, if they aren't soft)
4 flax eggs (4 tbsp. + 12 tbsp. hot water)
1/2 cup vegan chocolate protein powder
1/2 cup raw cacao powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup stevia baking blend (that measures equivalent to sugar)
2 droppers full of chocolate stevia liquid (optional)

Place nuts in blender and blend until very finely chopped and nuts are starting to release their oils.  Add remaining ingredients and blend until smooth.  Roll into balls and place on wax or parchment paper lined baking sheet.  Refrigerate until firm.  Keep energy bites in an air tight container in the fridge for up to 3 weeks.

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