Raw Nutty Chocolate Protein Bites
Yield: 18 bites
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
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.
Photo credit: Paul Delmont