Mocha Energy Bites
makes about 36 bites
- 1 1/2 cup raw cashews
- 1/4 cup rolled oats
- 6 Medjool dates, pitted and chopped
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon instant espresso powder
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
- ⅓ cup chopped bittersweet chocolate
In a food processor, process cashews and oats for 30 seconds, or until chopped. Add dates, maple syrup, espresso powder, and salt; process 30 seconds or until mixture resembles cookie dough. Add walnuts and chocolate, process 20 seconds or until combined.
Line an 8-inch square baking pan with parchment or plastic wrap, extending over two sides of pan. Place oat mixture in pan; top with another piece of parchment or plastic wrap and press evenly into pan. Cover with plastic and freeze for 4 hours. Using parchment, lift out of pan. Cut into 2-inch bars. Store in an air-tight container in the fridge, up to 5 days and freezer up to 2 months.