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.
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.
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!
Dark Chocolate Coffee Energy Bites
- 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
- Combine all the ingredients in a food processor and pulse until a dough-like mixture forms.
- Form into twelve 1-inch bites by hand.