Espresso Energy Bites. Raw, Vegan and Gluten-Free

Espresso Energy Bites
Recipe courtesy of Piazza Bistro, Oakville. Visit them at piazzabistro.ca or call 905.618.0255

Recipe courtesy of Piazza Bistro, Oakville. Visit them at piazzabistro.ca or call 905.618.0255

Espresso Energy Bites
Yields1 Serving
 2 Cups Medjool pitted dates
 1/4 Cup freshly brewed espresso (to soak dates)
 1 Tsp vanilla
 2 Cups walnuts, finely chopped
 1 Dash salt
 1 Tsp cinnamon
 2 Tbsp raw cocoa powder
Coating:
 3 Tbsp raw cocoa powder
 1 Tbsp freshly ground espresso beans
1

Soak the dates in hot freshly brewed espresso for 30 minutes.

2

While the dates are soaking, combine the walnuts, cocoa, salt and cinnamon in a food processor.

3

Remove the dry mixed ingredients from the processor and then process the dates and vanilla to form a paste.

4

Return the dry mix to the processor and combine with the date paste.

5

Remove and freeze for 1 hour.

6

Finally, form your mixture into balls and roll them in the raw cocoa powder mixed with freshly ground espresso beans.

 

On the run and need a quick pick-me-up? These Espresso Bites are sure to do the trick! Made by hand every day at Piazza Bistro, and available in their café, these Bites are raw, vegan and gluten-free - making them a perfect 'anytime' snack that you'll feel good about!

Ingredients

 2 Cups Medjool pitted dates
 1/4 Cup freshly brewed espresso (to soak dates)
 1 Tsp vanilla
 2 Cups walnuts, finely chopped
 1 Dash salt
 1 Tsp cinnamon
 2 Tbsp raw cocoa powder
Coating:
 3 Tbsp raw cocoa powder
 1 Tbsp freshly ground espresso beans

Directions

1

Soak the dates in hot freshly brewed espresso for 30 minutes.

2

While the dates are soaking, combine the walnuts, cocoa, salt and cinnamon in a food processor.

3

Remove the dry mixed ingredients from the processor and then process the dates and vanilla to form a paste.

4

Return the dry mix to the processor and combine with the date paste.

5

Remove and freeze for 1 hour.

6

Finally, form your mixture into balls and roll them in the raw cocoa powder mixed with freshly ground espresso beans.

Espresso Energy Bites. Raw, Vegan and Gluten-Free

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