Carob Hazelnut Power Bites
Mmmmm! Rich! Satisfying! Guilt-free! You’ll feel like a queen. Just one will nip those cravings and carry you through until meal time. Loaded with healthy fat, they’ll give you the energy to pull through that 2 p.m. coma. And with a great blender, you can have them made in just minutes! Throw a few in the freezer to have when “hangry” sets in.
2 c. unsweetened coconut flakes
2 c. raw hazelnuts (may also use raw almonds, cashews, walnuts or pecans)
1/2 c. honey (may also use pure maple syrup, date paste, or fig paste)
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 c. roasted carob powder
1/2 tsp. vanilla powder
optional add-ins: additional coconut flakes, any chopped nuts, seeds such as chia, sunflower, pumpkin or sesame
Blend coconut flakes until they release their oil and form a paste. Scrape into a mixing bowl. Do the same for the nuts. Add remaining ingredients. Press into a square pan and chill before cutting into squares, or just roll into balls. Stores best in the refrigerator or freezer.
Like this recipe? You can find more in our Balanced Bowl Cookbook.