Saturday, April 30, 2016

Raspberry Coconut Energy Bites


Raspberry Coconut Energy Bites | Cooking on the Front Burner
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How's your energy level been lately?  Are you busy running from here to there, working out, or chasing around kids and need an extra boost during the day to keep going?  If you have answered yes, like me, then today's recipe of Raspberry Coconut Energy Bites is for you.  A quick bite or two will keep hunger away and a healthy way to get through the day.

I always think things will slow down and they never do.  I'm either working, trying to keep up with the house, laundry, and of course leaving time for some fun.  Even though I do like my salty or carb snacks, I'm trying to make some healthier choices and that's where these bites come in.  They don't take too long to make and are perfect to have on hand.  I may did have a couple during this photo shoot.  Yes, there is a bit a chocolate but not too much so that they are overly sweet (moderation is fine).  Though I recommend chilling them for an hour, the longer they sit, the more time the flavors have to meld.

April was a busy month and with the start of May tomorrow and through the fall, we have quite a few things planned.  In two weeks I'm hosting a bridal shower and have already been busy making favors, menu planning, some pre-food testing and even semi-setting the table (I'll be ok with this unless our 2 1/2 year old granddaughter comes for a visit soon and then will need to pick stuff up!) We also have tickets to see the Book of Mormon in Minneapolis, a planned trip back to the east coast to see family and even a couple days in NYC - and this is all in May!  I can tell I'll need need a boost!

Raspberry Coconut Energy Bites

by Cooking on the Front Burner
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Yield 15
Ingredients
  • 3/4 cup coconut
  • 1/2 cup fresh raspberries
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/4 cup almond butter
  • 1/4 cup craisins
  • 1/4 cup chopped dates
  • 1/2 cup almonds
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
  • additional coconut for rolling the bites
Instructions
  1. In a food processor add the 3/4 cup coconut, raspberries, honey, dates, craisins, almonds, and almond butter
  2. Keep pulsing until the mixture is mixed well - you'll have to stop and scrape bowl once in a while.
  3. Transfer mixture to a medium bowl and add in by spoon the chips
  4. Take about a bit more than a tablespoon and roll into a ball then roll into coconut
  5. Place in refrigerator for about an hour to firm up and keep stored in refrigerator
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Raspberry Coconut Energy Bites | Cooking on the Front Burner

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19 comments:

  1. These look so good! And they are darling!

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  2. I need these in my life. I am going to make up a batch to take to the gym this week.

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  3. My energy level has be SO low lately!! These look like the perfect way to pick it back up :)

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  4. I was SO TIRED today after work! I sure could have used some of these to perk me up!

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  5. Oh these look so perfect! They combine two of my favorite things - coconut and raspberries!!

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  6. These look so good! Love that raspberry coconut and chocolate combo!

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  7. I would really love some of these now! I feel like my energy level is way too low and I've been looking for some new snack ideas to get it back up! These raspberry coconut bites look perfect to me!

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  8. I'm energy bite obsessed lately and I know I'd love these!!

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  9. These energy bites look delicious! I love all the flavors combined! :D

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  10. Oh these are gorgeous. I can't wait to try.

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  11. I need an energy boost and these would be perfect! I love this flavor combination and can't wait to try them!

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  12. I have never made energy balls before. Now I want too!

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  13. I LOVE the flavors in these little bites! And anything for a little extra energy.... ;)

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  14. Busy, busy!! :) These sound like a great way and yummy way to get an energy boost!!

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  15. These sound like just what I need! They look delicious too! I'd love for you to share this at our weekly link party! http://www.thelifeofjenniferdawn.com/2016/05/fun-birthday-party-ideas-little-bird.html Hope to see you there!

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