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These Vegan Raspberry Dark Chocolate Energy Bites are packed with healthy, nutritious ingredients, but taste totally decadent!
Happy Wednesday, buddies!! We are officially halfway through #SpringSweetsWeek, can you believe it?! The time has totally been flying by. For a quick recap, on Monday I shared this Vanilla Bean Dutch Baby with Swiss Diamond. Tuesday was these delish Oatmeal Cookie Sweet Rolls with Nancy's Yogurt. Today's treat is these Vegan Dark Chocolate Raspberry Energy Bites, made with Barlean's Flax-Chia-Coconut Energy Blend! These totally taste like decadent dessert but... they're actually chock-full of healthy stuff. You'll be amazed at how yummy they are!
This week is definitely full of decadent treats, so I thought it would be nice to take a ~break~ and share something that tastes like an indulgence while being pretty good for you! These raspberry dark chocolate energy bites are made with dehydrated raspberries and dark chocolate, of course, along with oats, peanut butter, agave, and the nutritional powerhouse of Barlean's flax-chia-coconut-ginseng mix. They are super simple to make and taste so delicious!
Don't forget to enter the BIG #SpringSweetsWeek GIVEAWAY that ends this weekend! You could win awesome prizes from all of our sponsors! Be sure to scroll to the bottom of this post to enter through the Rafflecopter app. Check out all of the delicious creations my blogger friends whipped up today!
Wednesday #SpringSweetsWeek Recipes
- Buttermilk Carrot Cake by The Crumby Kitchen
- Carrot Cake Baked Donuts with Cream Cheese Glaze by House of Nash Eats
- Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars by The Speckled Palate
- Coconut Cream Sweet Rolls by Cooking With Carlee
- Crêpes with Orange Caramel and Mascarpone by Karen's Kitchen Stories
- Easter White Chocolate Dipped Sugar Cookies by A Savory Feast
- Easy Pina Colada yogurt parfaits by Creative Southern Home
- Lemon Frozen Yogurt with Cake Mix Crust by Our Good Life
- Key Lime Tart by Sweet Beginnings
- Krispy Peeps Treats by A Day in the Life on the Farm
- Lavender Blueberry Cheesecake Bars by The Gingered Whisk
- Lemon Blueberry Baked Donuts by Palatable Pastime
- Lemon Blueberry Scones by Blogghetti
- Lemon Shortbread Bars by Strawberry Blondie Kitchen
- Lemon Totos by Jolene's Recipe Journal
- Marshmallow Chick Cupcake by Simply Inspired Meals
- Peeps Snack Mix by Home Sweet Homestead
- Rainbow Cookies by Kate’s Recipe Box
- Spring Bling Meyer Lemon Almond Cake by Culinary Adventures with Camilla
- Spring Sugar Cookie Bars by Cookaholic Wife
- Strawberry Cheesecake Brownies by The Tip Garden
- Tres Leches Cake by Kelly Lynn’s Sweets and Treats
- Vegan Raspberry Dark Chocolate Energy Bites by The Baking Fairy
- Welcome Spring Gravity Drip Cake by Hezzi-D's Books and Cooks
Tips for success:
- If you don't like (or don't have) peanut butter, feel free to use any other nut butter instead!
- Don't care for agave syrup? Use honey in its place.
- Feel free to mix and match chocolates and dehydrated fruits and make these energy bites your own! A blueberry-white chocolate combo would be SO dreamy. Or strawberries instead of raspberries!
Check out all my #SpringSweetsWeek recipes:
- Monday: Vanilla Bean Dutch Baby with Strawberry-Hibiscus Syrup (Swiss Diamond)
- Tuesday: Vegan Oatmeal Cookie Sweet Rolls with Oatmilk Frosting (Nancy's Yogurt)
- Wednesday: Vegan Raspberry Dark Chocolate Energy Bites (Barlean's)
- Thursday: Vegan Banana Split Cake (Dixie Crystals)
- Friday: Vegan Lemon Blueberry Cupcakes (Adams Extracts and Sprinkle Pop)
- Saturday: Vegan Blood Orange & Dark Chocolate Loaf Cake (Melissa's Produce)
- ¼ cup agave syrup
- ⅓ cup creamy peanut butter (natural is ok)
- ½ cup old fashioned oats
- ¼ cup quick-cooking oats
- ¼ cup Barlean's Flax-Chia-Coconut Energy Mix
- ¼ cup dehydrated raspberries
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- ¼ cup dark chocolate chips
- *for decorating*
- ¼ cup dehydrated raspberries, pulsed into a fine powder
- ¼ cup dark chocolate chips
- In a nonstick pot, combine the agave, peanut butter, and coconut oil. Heat over medium, stirring occasionally, until mixture is melted and smooth.
- Remove pot from heat, and add in the old fashioned oats, quick-cooking oats, and Barlean's Energy mix.
- Let mixture cool to room temperature, then stir in the chocolate chips and dehydrated raspberries.
- Scoop out the mixture in tablespoon-sized portions, and roll into balls.
- If you want to further decorate them, pulse ¼ cup of raspberries in a food processor until they are fine powder, and roll the energy bites in this. Melt some additional dark chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl, and drizzle on top for an extra yummy touch. Enjoy!
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