Chocolate Mint POWER Bites

A perfect little snack that tastes like a Junior Mint without all the additives. Great for a pre-workout pop or a post workout recovery!

prep time:15 min
cook time:
ready in:30 min
The Kitchensmith
I LOVE to cook! I am passionate about my health and the health of my family. I love to research and experiment to find new ways to eat the foods we still love without all the sugar, grain and dairy.
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  • 8 Medjool dates
  • 1/3 C raw walnuts
  • 1 1/3 C coconut chips
  • 1 C almond butter
  • 1/4 C chocolate protein powder (I used Nutiva's Hemp Shake)
  • 3 Tbsp raw honey
  • 3 Tbsp raw cocoa powder
  • 2 Tbsp raw maca powder (optional, but will really give you an energy boost!)
  • 2 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp pure peppermint extract
  • 1/2 C cocoa nibs
  • Pull out your trusty food processor, you will need the power for this one! First pulse the dates and walnuts until they ball up in a dough form.
  • Then add the almond butter and coconut flakes. Pulse again until a uniform dough is achieved. Then add remaining ingredients excluding the cocoa nibs. Pulse until entirely combined and somewhat smooth.
  • The dough will be very thick! If your nibs are in pieces then I pour the dough into another bowl and add the nibs by hand. If they are big then by all means add them to the processor and give them a whirl with the dough. Take tablespoon sized bits and roll them into small ball shapes. Refrigerate or freeze, they stay together better!