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Chocolate Spinach Energy Bites

Chocolate Spinach Energy Bites - photoThese yummy chocolate energy bites have a sneaky ingredient in them – spinach!  We promise you won’t taste it.   There may be some children who are apprehensive to green foods so I wanted to develop another recipe for spinach that wasn’t green.  SO it had to be something with chocolate!  There are a bunch of fun brownie recipes out there but I wanted something different, fast, easy and no bake!  So an energy bite it was!  These come together with 5 ingredients and make a great snack or healthy treat!  Recipe is below and we hope you enjoy them as much as we did! 

Tips & Adaptations for Chocolate Spinach Energy Bites

  • Sweetener: Maple Syrup, Honey or Agave can be used
  • Nut Butter: I used almost because I find it has the most neutral taste and I wanted the chocolate to stand out here but feel free to use any nut or seed butter.  These could be made for a lunch box treat with a seed butter.
  • I find this small scoop makes it easier to measure and roll the balls but you can easily use a regular measuring spoon

If you are looking for more fun energy bite recipes check out some of my others here.

Chocolate Spinach Energy Bites - photo

Chocolate Spinach Energy Bites

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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Course:Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Keyword:5 Ingredients or less, Dairy Free, Energy Bites, Gluten Free, Kid Friendly, Snack, spinach


  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • 2 tbsp raw cocoa or cocao powder
  • 1 heaping handful or cup of spinach
  • 3 tbsp almond butter
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup


  • Measure and pour your oats and cocoa powder in your food processor
  • Process them until the oats are mostly the texture of flour (it is ok to have some full oat pieces).
  • Add in remaining ingredients and process until it forms a dough (have patience here it may take 1 full minute).
  • Using a small 1 inch measuring scoop or a teaspoon measure and portion out your bites.
  • Roll into balls and chill for 30 minutes.
  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week (if they last that long in the freezer for up to 3 months).
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