Gina’s Power Bites

These power bites are a healthy little bite of wholesome goodness. They give you a little pick me up, and help to satisfy a sweet craving too.  This recipe comes from my friend Gina. I am a pretty lucky taste tester for her business g*love bars.  (Like her on facebook)

You will need:

2 1/2 c. pitted dates
1 1/2 c. almonds
1/4-1/2 c. chia seeds or flax seeds or pumpkin seeds
1/2 c. shredded coconut
1/2 tsp. sea salt
1/2 c. melted coconut oil
1 heaping tbs. creamed honey
2-3 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 c. peanut butter (optional)
few squares quality dark unsweetened chocolate

In food processor, pulse nuts, seeds, and dates until mixture is pebbly. Add salt, honey, vanilla and coconut and pulse until combined. Add coconut oil and peanut butter and pulse until mixture comes together.  Spread in parchment lined glass baking dish and push on top to form even layer. Put in refrigerator. Melt chocolate. Spread on slightly firm bars and put back in fridge for one hour. Cut into bars or squares or triangles and store in the freezer. Can be eaten straight from freezer.

*It’s true there is a lot going on in these power bites, but if you do take the time to make them, you will be pleased.  If you have already tried them please leave a comment.*

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