These 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.
- 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).