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Luxury Truffle Energy Bites

These energy bites are great for pre workout and during low/moderate intensity exercise like easy runs, long bike rides, and hikes. Packed with nutrients and a good mix of carb-rich foods beneficial for sustained energy levels.

Ingredients: 

  • ¼+½ cup quick oats
  • 1 cup pitted dates
  • 1 cup pitted dried plums
  • ¼ cup chocolate chips
  • 4 tablespoons maple syrup
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder

Instructions: 

  1. Pulse ¼ cup quick oats and set aside.
  2. Pulse dates and dried plums in a food processor until in ¼ inch pieces. 
  3. Place date and plum mixture into a bowl and add ½ cup quick oats, chocolate chips, maple syrup, and cocoa powder. Stir until all contents are evenly mixed. 
  4. Form bites. One at a time, grab about 1 tablespoon of mixture. Use your hands to roll into a ball. Do not spend too much time rolling the ball as the warmth from your hands may make the mixture sticky and difficult to form. Then, coat the ball by rolling it in the set aside pulsed quick oats. Place the bite on a plate. Repeat until all the mixture is formed into bites.
  5. Plate the plate into the fridge or directly into baggies and then in the fridge for take-away snacks for workouts.

Servings per Recipe: 12

Nutrition Information:

  • Calories: 104kcals
  • Carbs: 23g
  • Fat: 2g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Sodium: 4mg·       Sugar: 16g

Notes:
Add more cocoa powder if you like to mix things up and have a more bitter exercise food option. I often get overwhelmed with sweet foods on rides so I like to add in more cocoa powder to make them a bit bitter. Try freezing them and then pulling them out of the freezer before heading out for your activity. This will ensure they stay together for longer in hot temps.

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