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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Energy Bites- THM

For the longest time I've been making these Energy Bites. Our whole family likes them and they are so nice to have in the freezer to quick grab for snacks and lunches. So since I started following Trim Healthy Mama I've been thinking about how I could modify them make them work. Finally I think I got something kinda close.. or at least equally as yummy!

I just got my order from netrition.com which included oat fiber and I got right to trying it out! These energy bites should be kept in the freezer because the coconut oil melt fast and they will turn into a gooey mess at room temp... a yummy gooey mess though :) These are perfect little bites to have with coffee, they melt in your mouth and satisfy a sweet craving after an S meal or even for, gasp.. breakfast!


Ingredients:

Chocolate Chunks
1/4 C Virgin Coconut Oil
2 heaping T Cocoa Powder
2t Vanilla Whey Protein Powder
2t Heavy Whipping Cream
1t Erythritol/Stevia Extract Blend
Dash of Pure Stevia Extract
Sprinkle of Salt

Energy Bites
1C Oat Fiber
1C Flax Meal
1 Scoop Vanilla Whey Protein Powder
1 1/2 C Sugar Free Peanut Butter
1/4 C Virgin Coconut Oil
1 1/2 t Erythritol/Stevia Extract Blend
Dash of Pure Stevia Extract
Dash of Salt
Chocolate Chunks

Directions:
To make the chocolate chunks; heat coconut oil just until its get to liquid form, mix all ingredients except salt till blended together, pour into a shallow dish, sprinkle salt on top (optional) and freeze till firm.You can adjust the sweetener to your taste. Wait to break into chunks until all the energy bite ingredients are mixed to avoid melting.

For the Energy Bites; Mix oat fiber, flax meal, protein powder, sweetener and salt together then add peanut butter and coconut oil (heated to liquid) and mix well till dough comes together, refrigerate dough for 30 minutes, cut chocolate into chunks and mix into dough. Roll into balls about walnut size bites, I got 30. Freeze on a cookie sheet then transfer to an airtight container and store in the freezer.

A couple tips... I had to use a small metal spatula to keep them in one piece coming off the cookie sheet, I also used my hands some to mix the wet ingredients into the dry.

I think next time I might add some sesame seeds and coconut because I like that crunch but this is a good basic recipe to start and then add different things to suit your taste.

Dry ingredients mixed together
Dough Mixed together and chocolate waiting to be "chunked" and added to dough
Grabby little hands couldn't wait :)


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 she has loads of info in THM and lots if yummy recipes too!

7 comments:

  1. I was going to ask you for your other recipe this week! I love them �� What is different in the old recipe?

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    1. the old recipe has whole oats, honey, coconut, and sesame seeds- but I think next time Ill add the seeds and coconut.. I like the crunch!

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  2. I know oat fiber isn't just ground up oats, but do you think this could be made with whole oats or oats ground in a blender and still be good?

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    1. It would add more carbs and may change the texture some but I def think that it would still be really tasty! Let me know if it works :)

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  4. I halved the recipe to see if I liked it, because am a energy bite addict trying to follow THM! I like this version. A little dry I guess due to the oat fiber? But pretty good!

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    1. That was my struggle too was trying to replicate the original recipe without it really drying out and this was as close as I could get.. glad you liked it too :) I had them with a blended coffee drink and then they obviously didn't seem as dry!!

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