Dark Chocolate Coffee Energy Bites

Dark Chocolate Coffee Energy Bites

Get your caffeine fix in just one bite! These dark chocolate coffee energy bites are simple to make, good-for-you, and will satisfy your sweet tooth!

WAKE UP, WAKE UP, WAKE UP! If you need a caffeine boost at any time of the day, you definitely need to keep these handy!

I love coffee. So very much. Actually, I love Cuban coffee the most!

Cuban coffee is either enjoyed at breakfast or late in the afternoon. You know around 3:00pm, after lunch, when you’re feeling that afternoon slump. That’s when a shot of cafecito, as we affectionately call it, is just what the doctor ordered.

In case you’re new here, I was born and raised from Cuban parents in Miami, Florida. You can learn more about that here. One thing I can tell you about Miami is that we are SERIOUS about our Cuban coffee breaks.

So serious, that the Mayor of Miami made 3:05pm (our area code), the official time for Cuban coffee breaks as per JennyLee Molina’s request. What started as a funny hashtag {#305cafecito} by JennyLee turned into a movement that we’ve always lived by but now was more than official in our city. If you’re from Miami, you know exactly what I’m talking about here. Shout out to JennyLee for making 3:05 Cafecito come to life!

Never had Cuban coffee? Well, I can tell you that a shot of it goes a LONG way. Cuban coffee is pretty potent. A strong shot of espresso with a caffeine level of 20! It’s no joke.

Dark Chocolate Coffee Energy Bites

To celebrate my love for Cuban coffee, I made these Dark Chocolate Coffee Energy Bites. A sweet treat with a shot of Cuban coffee! What could be better!?

You can definitely use different coffee grounds if Cuban coffee is not available in your area. I will these energy bites absolutely work! As I’m writing this post, I have sooo muuuch energyyy. You can also have them at any time of day but I like mine at 3:05pm…for obvious reasons. (hehe)

Above all, these energy bites have good-for-you ingredients! Almonds, chia seeds, and dates mixed with unsweetened dark chocolate cocoa powder and coffee grounds make this the perfect snack to cure that afternoon slump.

Cheers to more energy!

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Dark Chocolate Coffee Energy Bites
Get your caffeine fix in just one bite! These dark chocolate coffee energy bites are deliciously simple to make, good-for-you, and will satisfy your sweet tooth!
Servings: 12 bites
Ingredients
  • 15 Medjool dates pitted and soaked in water for about 10 minutes
  • 1/2 cup lightly salted almonds
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened dark chocolate cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons ground Cuban coffee or any coffee grounds
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • Pinch of salt
Instructions
  1. Combine all the ingredients in a food processor and pulse until a dough-like mixture forms.
  2. Form into twelve 1-inch bites by hand.
A caffeine fix in just one bite! These dark chocolate coffee energy bites are simple to make, healthy, and will satisfy your sweet tooth!

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3 thoughts on “Dark Chocolate Coffee Energy Bites”

  • I was wondering if you would recommend a different technique if one doesn’t have a food processor handy? Thanks and I love your blog and recipes!

    • Hi Lizette! If you don’t have a food processor, I’d think maybe a blender at the lowest setting could work. I’ve never tried this so test it out with a few ingredients first, just in case. Hope that helps! And thanks for the love! Xo :)

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