Coffee & Chocolate Energy Bites

Quick, portable, and easy-to-make snack. These bites are perfect for everyone, especially for active students, moms or anyone who is sometimes short on time but still wants to have a healthy snack. 

Everyone has those days when a quick energy boost in the middle of a day is needed, and I am no exception. Whether my morning work out was a bit more intense, or preparation for exam took all my energy, or maybe I simply want something sweet (let’s be honest it occasionally happens), I prefer to be prepared for these moments. So, I usually roll these tiny bites during my meal prep and voila! I feel ready for about anything my life can bring). I posted a few other energy bite ideas here, here, and here.

Wholesome ingredients make these tiny balls not only healthy but really tasty as well. A little addition of coffee (even for a caffeine sensitive person like me) does not create an unhealthy buzz but gives a gentle push to finish whatever I am currently working on. And yes, dates…They need to be big and soft. I get my perfect ones from imperfect produce. Check it out if you are in Chicago and support local farmers. 

Coffee Chocolate Energy Bites
Cook time
Total time
Serves: 12
  • 1-2 of these bites are the perfect serving.
  • 1 cup pecans
  • 6 big dates, pitted (my favorite dates are from imperfect produce)
  • 2 tsp organic coffee, finely ground
  • 1 tsp maca powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp cacao powder
  • 2 tbsp coconut flakes
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • Use more maca, cinnamon or cacao powder for coating.
  1. Place everything in a blender and process for a few seconds until the sticky mass is formed. Make about 12 tiny balls. Keep in the fridge or freezer.

These bites work best as a pre-workout, mid-morning or afternoon snack, it all depends on the schedule and activity level. Enjoy and let me know what you think about this recipe!


Zhenya, xx


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