Low Sugar Chocolate Energy Bombs

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This recipe was developed to use up the almond meal leftover after making homemade almond milk.  If you don’t have this on hand, you can substitute store bought almond flour/meal.

These are great little energy bombs.  I love popping a few in my mouth as I’m running out the door to yoga practice, with a mug of green tea.  They are a terrific antioxidant boost, with a tiny shot of natural energy from the raw cacao.  They also contain no (or low) sugar – depending on how you make the recipe.  So they don’t mess around with my blood sugar.

So…you have a beautiful concoction of  almond meal, shredded coconut, coconut butter, cacao, hemp seeds…just wonderful little bombs of healthy fat and protein to keep you going all day long!

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Chocolate Energy Bombs

1c. leftover almond pulp or meal (or store bought almond meal/flour

1 c. shredded unsweetened coconut

1/3 c. coconut butter or almond butter or unsweetened peanut butter

3 T. coconut oil, melted

3 T. cacao powder or cocoa powder

3 T. cacao nibs

3 T. hemp seeds (shelled hemp hearts)

2 T. almond meal (optional) or use coconut flour

1 T. vanilla extract

optional for sweetness: several pinches of cinnamon, 1-2 dates, 1 T. lucuma powder, or 1-2 T. maple syrup.  Choose one or none 🙂

To make: place all the ingredients in a food processor and pulse until it forms into a crumbly mixture.  Form the mixture into walnut sized balls and refrigerate to harden.  Store covered in the refrigerator.

You can substitute any ingredients or add different flavorings.  I have added maqui berry powder and matcha.  Sometimes I sweeten them and sometimes I keep them plain.  They taste like really nice dark chocolate as is, and very sophisticated, without any added sweeteners at all.  Enjoy!

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