Raw Cocao Energy Bites

Who doesn't need a little extra boost of energy during the day? I know I do. Right around mid afternoon my energy starts to dwindle and I'm craving a soy latte and a little down time. But, of course that's not going to happen. Oh well...someday! So try these little decadent bites of raw energy. Loaded with protein from the almonds, potassium and fiber from the dates, healthy fats from the coconut and coconut oil, and a chocolate antioxidant boost from the cocao powder. These ingredients alone will take you through the rest of your day but I added a little ground coffee to kick it up a notch. You may want to leave the coffee out for the younger kids, for they're super-charged already. These bites are super easy to make and last in the fridge for at least a week. Energize your life with raw antioxidant rich foods so you can power through the rest of your day :)


* 1 cup raw almonds

* 1 cup pitted Medjool dates

* 3 Tablespoons raw organic Cocao powder

* 1 Tablespoon finely ground coffee

* 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes

* 1 Tablespoon unrefined coconut oil

Place almonds in the food processor and process until fine crumbs.

Add dates and process until blended.

Add remaining ingredients and pulse until well combined and mixture is sticking together.

Push into a small 6x6 dish and refrigerate.

Makes 9-12 squares.

Keep refrigerated and covered tightly.