Made with only 7 ingredients, these Chocolate and Coconut Snack Bites will be your next go to mid afternoon pick me up. They’re super easy to prepare with no baking required. Just mix up the ingredients, roll into balls and refrigerate for a bit. Easy peasy!
Hi, my friends! How’s your week going? Hitting you guys up with another quickie Thursday recipe before the weekend. We are thisclose to Friday. What are your plans? Because we were travelling last weekend, we have a whole bunch of our fave shows recorded so it will definitely be a tv fest! Oh, and cooking….lots of cooking. Fall is my favourite time of year, especially because of all the comfort food. Hint—>stay tuned for some delicious eats coming your way soon.
Like most of the recipes you’ll find here on Girl Heart Food, this recipe for Chocolate and Coconut Snack Bites is very simple. Oh, and did I mention delicious? Deciding on an appropriate name, though, not so much. Sometimes I can be a little cray cray and my mind goes to funny places. Anywho……
So, when deciding what to call these little bites of chocolatey goodness, I was a little perplexed. I mean, the base and main component of this recipe is prunes. Yes, prunes. And prunes are definitely not very sexy. Good for you? Yes! Sexy? Definitely not. So names—>
I’ll just take the words ‘prune’ and ‘balls’ out of the scenario.
Chocolate and Coconut Snack Bites?
I may overanalyze things just a tad. My hubby can confirm that. But, that’s a story for another day 😀
How to Make Snack Bites
For this recipe, you just need a food processor. Mix up the prunes and then add the rest of the ingredients. Roll into balls, place on a wax paper lined baking sheet and refrigerate for a little bit. Told ya it was easy!
Prunes as a Natural Sweetener
The prunes provide a lovely base for these Chocolate and Coconut Snack Bites. There was no need to add any sugar to this recipe because the prunes are sweet enough. Plus, they are packed with fibre! Yay! Again, not sexy, but good for ya so just roll with it 😉
I’ve also made these with dates and did ya know that dates are a little more sexy than prunes? #TrueStory #NotReally. Prunes or dates, these are amaze balls—->had to do it 😉
Until next time, take care and chit chat again soon 🙂 Have a wicked upcoming weekend!
P.S. If you missed my last recipe, you can check it out here.
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Chocolate and Coconut Snack Bites
- 1 cup pitted prunes or dates -about 16-17 prunes or 20-23 pitted degletnour dates
- 1 cup oats -gluten free
- 1/2 cup dark chocolate -chunks, roughly chopped
- 1/2 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
- 2/3 cup walnuts -roughly chopped
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- pinch sea salt
- Place pitted prunes or dates in processor and blend, until broken down, about 1-2 minutes.
- Add remainder of ingredients to prunes and blend until just combined, 1-2 minutes.
- About a tablespoon or so at a time, form into balls. Place on a wax paper lined baking sheet or dish and place in fridge for about 1 hour. Best stored in fridge. Enjoy!