Chocolate, Oat and Nut Energy Bites

Chocolate, Oat and Nut Energy Bites

Published by Michelle Gale, APD. on 1st Oct 2019

These chewy and chocolatey squares are packed with protein and energy, making them a great energy-boosting snack or pre- and post- workout option.

Serves: 15

Prep time: 20 minutes (+ 1 hour freezing time)


INGREDIENTS

14 (about 210g) medjool dates, pitted

140g dark chocolate (70% cocoa), melted

2 cups rolled oats

2.5 scoops Machine Supplements NZ Whey Protein Isolate

2/3 cup pecans, roughly chopped

1/2 cup desiccated coconut

2/3 cup warm water

Pinch of salt


METHOD

  1. Blend dates and 2 tablespoons of the water in a food processor until it forms a paste.
  2. Transfer dates to a large mixing bowl and add the melted chocolate. Stir to combine.
  3. Add the oats, protein powder, pecans, coconut, remaining water and salt. Mix together thoroughly.
  4. Line a 25cm x 12cm loaf tin with baking paper. Transfer the mixture to the lined tin and press firmly into an even layer, smoothing the top with the back of a spoon.
  5. Freeze for 1 hour to firm up. Remove from the pan and cut into 15 squares.
  6. Store in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to a week, or freeze for up to a month (to defrost, place in the fridge overnight, or at room temperature for 20 minutes).
Nutrition Information (Per serve)
Energy (kJ) 916
(Cal) 219
Protein (g) 8
Total Fat (g) 11
- Saturated Fat (g) 4.9
Total Carbohydrate (g) 22
- Sugars (g) 12
Dietary Fibre (g) 3.2
Sodium (mg) 23

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