Hey everyone! So I know it has been a little bit since my last post! As some of you may know, I have started to go back to school to become a Registered Dietician. This summer was my first semester back, and it definitely took some adjusting! On top of working full-time (sometimes over 40 hours a week) my recipe posting struggled a little bit! Anyway, I have the next 3 weeks off from school so you will definitely be hearing more from me! Plus I am going to make sure I create a schedule for myself so this does not happen when I return back to school in the fall.
Anyway, more about what you all came here for! The recipe! So I LOVE salt, like love it more than chocolate, I put it on everything, and just can not get enough of it. I always tell myself that I need some extra salt because I have low blood pressure? Not sure how much sense that makes but it justifies my love for salt so it works for now.
BUT chocolate AND salt, we definitely have a winner in the flavor combo here. Nothing better than some sweet dark chocolate, and the salty salt (haaaaha).
One other note about this recipe is that it contains tahini (basically a nut butter made with sesame seeds) which I definitely suggest using if you have it! But you can also use peanut butter or almond butter. The flavor is less distinct with tahini, so the energy bites come out tasting more like chocolate and sea salt, if you do decide to use almond butter or peanut butter, you will probably have something tasting more like that! But do what YOU like! It's your recipe!
Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Energy Bites
- 8 oz Pitted Dates
- 1/4 cup Tahini or nut butter
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 2 tbsp Cocoa Powder
- 1 tbsp Sea Salt
- 1 tbsp Cocoa Nibs or mini chocolate chips
Throw all ingredients except the sea salt and cocoa nibs or chocolate chips into a food processor and process until smooth
Roll mixture into small, bite sized balls and then roll in sea salt and chocolate chips.
Store in the fridge and enjoy!