I have a sweet treat for you today! I was inspired to make these after trying the new Larabar Bites. I picked up the chocolate mint flavor before a recent trip and loved them so much I had to recreate them. These bites are satisfying, a little sweet and actually kind of refreshing because of the mint.
The ingredients are pretty simple and were things I already had in my pantry. It is the typical energy bite formula…dates + nuts. When I think about dates, mint does not sound like a good complement but dates are magic! They are great at taking on whatever flavor you want them to while adding a little sweetness. I promise!
These bites hold their shape really well and are great for a snack on the run. The only problem I had was they did not last long around here…it’s hard to just stop at one!
The mixture on it’s own is a little dry so it might take a little water to help things come together, I used about 2 tablespoons. If your dates are extra dry, I might recommend soaking them for 10 minutes prior to using or you may need a little more water when processing. Also watch out for pits in your dates (even if the bag says pitted!) lately I’ve have found a few pits in my pitted dates.
If you love energy bites as much as I do, also check out my recipe for Almond Coconut Apricot Energy Bites.
Be happy, be healthy!