Chewy, chocolatey, and good for you, these chocolate truffle energy bites are a delicious grain free snack! Make these for a quick and easy treat to pack in lunches!
When you’re in the mood for a chocolate treat, you might reach for a chocolate cookie, or some homemade fudge, or you might want to try these easy chocolate energy bites.
These are so easy to make, and perfect for a quick snack or even a breakfast on the go. If you’re new to energy bites or balls, they’re made with simple, wholesome ingredients like oats, coconut, chocolate, and seeds.
It takes just a few minutes to make these no-bake sweet treats.
This recipe is a cross between a chocolate truffle and an energy bite. It’s chocolatey and delicious, but also full of fiber from the prunes, coconut, and oats.
The dried plums provide natural sweetness and help these truffles stick together. These remind me of Lara Bars, but in the shape of a ball. This is a chewy, filling treat.
- certified gluten free oats
- unsweetened coconut flakes
- cocoa powder
- maple syrup
- dairy free chocolate chips
- You can use dates or dried cherries instead of prunes if you like.
- You can leave out the coconut if you need to. Use sunflower seeds or more oats instead.
- Any liquid sweetener should work well. You can use honey or agave syrup if you like.
- If you wanted to make these grain free, just use more coconut flakes and leave out the oats.
Step by Step Instructions
- Put the certified gluten free oats and coconut flakes in the food processor, and pulse until they are finely ground.
2. Add the prunes, cocoa powder, maple syrup, sunbutter, and chocolate chips.
3. Pulse until the ingredients come together. It will be a thick dough. If it seems too dry, add a little more sunbutter or maple syrup.
4. Roll the dough into balls. Coat with cocoa powder or coconut flakes if desired. Store in the refrigerator.
Watch the video below to see how to make these chocolate energy balls.
Store these in the refrigerator in an airtight container. They should stay fresh for about a week.
You should be able to freeze these if you like! Store in a freezer bag or freezer safe container for up to 3 months.
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Chocolate Truffle Energy Bites.
These easy chocolate truffle energy bites made with prunes, oats, and coconut. This is an easy nut free snack!
- ¾ cup unsweetened coconut flakes plus more for rolling
- ¾ cup certified gluten free oats
- ¾ cup pitted prunes
- ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder plus more for rolling
- ½ cup maple syrup
- ¼ cup sunbutter
- ¼ cup dairy free mini chocolate chips
Pulse the coconut flakes and certified gluten free oats in the food processor until they are finely ground.
Add the prunes, maple syrup, cocoa powder, sunbutter, and chocolate chips and process until the mixture comes together – it will be very thick.
Place some cocoa powder and some more coconut flakes into two separate small bowls.
Line a cookie sheet with waxed paper.
Roll the mixture into balls that are about one inch in diameter. Roll each ball in either the cocoa powder or coconut flakes, or leave it plain.
Place the balls on the lined cookie sheet. Let them chill in the refrigerator for at least one hour before eating.
Store energy bites in the refrigerator in an airtight container.
Store leftover energy bites in the refrigerator. They should stay fresh for about a week.
You can use a different dried fruit if you prefer, like dates or dried cherries.
If you want to make these grain free, use more coconut flakes or seeds in place of the oats.
Use any nut or seed butter that you like.
Wow very good. Just made them.
So glad you enjoyed these!
Wow! These look amazing! I found you through our mutual friend Julie at The Roasted Root! So nice to meet you, I blog at The Nourishing Home. I look forward to giving these a try soon and will be sharing them on my FB page and will tag you. :)
So glad you found me! I hope you love these! We really enjoyed them over here! :)
I’ve made so many of these with dates lately. I need to try it with dried plums, too!!
This is such a great idea! I am always looking for healthy snack recipes (eriously my favorite foods always end up being snack foods, so weird!) but I am definitley pinning these!
genevieve @ gratitude and greens
I love little energy bites- they’re so easy to take to work and for snacking on the go! Love prunes/dried plums, too. Never understood why so many kiddies found it gross when I was growing up!
They are so tasty! That’s great that you ate them as a kid.
Arman @ thebigmansworld
LOOK at that texture- your photography has captured it perfectly
Thank you so much Arman!
Sarah Grace FFH
Oh my! Can’t believe you had never had one before :) But these look awesome! Will have to make them next time I gets some dried plums!
xoxo Sarah Grace, Fresh Fit N Healthy.
Thank you so much!
Whole and Heavenly Oven
This is such a nice change from the usual date energy bites! I’ve so gotta get my hands on some dried plums now! These look perfect, Kelly!
Deanna Segrave-Daly (@tspbasil)
Ooh do these look delish and I have all the ingredients to make them now!