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Peppermint Chocolate No-Bake Bites


Description

These chocolate peppermint bites are moist, delicious, and healthy--high in fiber and protein, low in fat, and perfect for the holiday season! Paleo (non-protein version) and vegan-friendly.


Ingredients

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For the protein powder version:

  • 9 Medjool dates, pitted (place in bowl of warm water first if hard and dry)
  • ½ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • ¼ cup + 2-3 tbsp almond milk
  • 1/4 tsp peppermint extract
  • ½ cup coconut flour (I used Trader Joe's brand)
  • 2 tbsp cacao powder
  • 1 scoop (30g) vanilla brown rice protein powder (I like Vega Vanilla Protein + Greens)
  • 2 tbsp cacao nibs or chocolate chips (optional)

For the non-protein powder (paleo) version:

  • 10 Medjool dates, pitted (place in bowl of warm water first if hard and dry)
  • ½ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 cup almond milk (more if needed)
  • 1/4 tsp peppermint extract
  • ½ cup + 2 tbsp coconut flour
  • 2 tbsp cacao powder
  • 2 tbsp cacao nibs or chocolate chips (optional)

Instructions

  1. Place dates, applesauce, almond milk, vanilla, and peppermint in a large food processor. Blend until pureed, scraping down the sides as needed.
  2. Add coconut flour, brown rice protein (is using first recipe), and cacao powder. Blend until a ball of "dough" forms.It should look moist, not crumbly. If it's too wet, add a bit more coconut flour. If it's too dry, add a bit more almond milk.
  3. Stir in cacao nibs. Roll into about 15 bites.
  4. Store in the refrigerator or freezer.

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