February 24, 2015

Healthy Chocolate Protein Bites!

I'm a sweet person. And I don’t just mean this in the sense that I’m nice with everyone around me. I mean I prefer sweet foods over salty ones ;)

The only time of the day I crave salty is for lunch. But as soon as I finish my lunch, I’m already craving sweet. This is the reason I always eat dessert. In the last years my desserts have varied from fruits, yogurt, a pice of dark chocolate and lately, I’m obsessed with these cookies. They are not precisely healthy, but still after lunch I always go grab one to satisfy that sweet craving.

This is why I created today’s post. For all of us out there who need something sweet after lunch but don’t want to harm our bodies with junk. These bites are chocolat-y, chewy, sticky and delicious. They are also high in protein and fibre. Just perfect and I hope you like them too :)

Serves 12-14 balls, ready in 15 minutes

-2/3 cup almonds
-1 tablespoon walnuts
-12 pitted dates
-1 tablespoon cocoa powder
-2 tablespoons peanut butter
-1 tablespoon honey 

1. In a food processor, add the almonds and walnuts and process for about 30 seconds until it looks like flour. Then put this in a small bowl and set aside.

2. Add the pitted dates to the food processor and process for about 45 seconds, until a paste forms.
3. Add the rest of the ingredients to the dates paste, including the crumbled almonds and walnuts. Process everything together for about a minute. 
4. Form dough into balls with the palm of your hands and that’s it! Enjoy :)

Adapted from Fit Foodie Finds