Raw Nutty Chocolate Protein Bites Recipe

January 25, 2017
by Melinda Gross for Thrive Market

Here’s a perfect snack for days when you can’t decide between salty or sweet, chewy or crunchy. The plant-based protein (from a blend of pea, pumpkin, sunflower, chia, hemp, and sacha inchi powders) alongside raw almonds, cashews, and other superfoods mean there are quite a few good-for-you ingredients rolled up in these little morsels!

Raw Nutty Chocolate Protein Bites

Yield: 18 bites
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1/2 cup raw almonds
1/2 cup raw cashews
1 cup dates, pitted
1 scoop Nutiva Organic Vanilla Plant Protein Powder (about 4 1/2 tablespoons)
1 tablespoon Nutiva Coconut Oil, melted
3 tablespoons Nutiva Classic Hazelnut Spread
1 tablespoon cacao nibs
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Pinch of sea salt (optional)
Cacao powder for dusting (optional)


Add almonds and cashews to the base of a food processor and pulse until evenly ground. Put all remaining ingredients in the processor and pulse until thoroughly combined (the mixture will begin to bind together).

Remove 1 tablespoon of the mixture and roll it into a ball between your hands. Place the ball on a parchment-lined baking sheet; repeat with remaining dough until all balls are formed.

Refrigerate until firm, about 30 minutes. Using a small sifter, lightly dust with cacao powder, if desired.

Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to five days.

Recipe credit: Courtney Knapp
Photo credit: Paul Delmont

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