Friday, April 20, 2012

Power Bites with Plant Power!

Bite Sized Power Bites

I call mine 'power' bites. It's a kid-friendly name for a nutritious snack!
Makes twelve 2-inch balls or make them smaller to double your batch without increasing your ingredients. 

Adapted from Smashed Peas and Carrots (blog/recipe)  

Disclaimer: There are other blogs/sites online that have a similar recipe. I was first inspired by my friend who made these bites for her daughter's first birthday.  

Allergens: nuts 
Ingredients are free of hydrogenated oils, high fructose corn syrup, artificial dyes, and artificial sweeteners. There is no gluten in these ingredients. Check your own labels for products already in your pantry. You can sub out and omit some of the ingredients to your liking. 

¼ cup of flax meal (like this)
1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut (like this)
4 tbl of Juice Plus+ Complete Dutch Chocolate 
3 tbl of melted coconut oil 
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
Optional: 2-3 tbl dairy free/gluten free chocolate chips (like this)

Make balls using your hands or if you have a small ice cream scoop or large melon baller then that will help shape the mixture into balls. (I doubled the recipe and made half into balls and the other half into bars.) Refrigerate up to a week or freeze until ready to use.

You can substitute anything you like in this recipe. If you want to keep this recipe dairy free, try the dutch chocolate powder recommendation above. 

Have fun with it! 

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  1. These are a new house favorite :) Thank you for sharing!!

    1. Hi Heather - will you be making them this holiday season?

  2. Making these tomorrow--and posting a link to this on my blog. Thanks! --Chaya from Pantry Paratus

    1. Thank you Chaya. Looking forward to seeing your rendition. =)