Jump to the Dark Chocolate Energy Bites (Made with Liquid Stevia) Recipe
When I first thought about energy bites I envisioned them as an after school snack for the kids. I wanted them to be easy to make and adaptable. Adaptable how? I have said before that my slim children who spend hours every day playing outside don't need to watch their diet in quite the same way as their mama does. The challenge is that I always eat with them and so if I am feeding them a diet which has a portion of good fats I eat the same way. Let's throw out there that I really shouldn't be! I also am aware that body issues can start alarmingly early so I don't like making this obvious. What I like about these Dark Chocolate Energy Bites sweetened by the power of Greeniche brand Chocolate Choice Flavorall is that they fill my dark chocolate cravings and with the right mix ins and drizzles are a great after school snack for the kids as well.
These days these Dark Chocolate Energy Bites are also doing double duty as an after shoveling snack for me. Winter in Canada has started off with record temperature lows and lots of snow. I have now readjusted and think of clearing the driveway as a workout. If you drive by my house you'll see me with headphones in throwing snow around with some enthusiasm. Hopefully, you would keep your windows up and not hear my tuneless singing.
These Dark Chocolate Energy Bites get most of their 'fueling' power from oats, natural almond butter, and coconut oil. However, because they are sweetened with Chocolate Choice Flavorall and not processed sugar you won't get the sugar crash or those calories. A tiny bit of honey is needed to bind these, but should you want to make these entirely sugar free you can always add a splash of water. I had a dark (85%) chocolate on hand, but you can always drizzle with whatever suits you. I generally love really dark chocolate so these bites are definitely not very sweet, but feel free to adjust the Chocolate Choice Flavorall to your taste!
Those of you who are regular readers of the blog will remember that I have been working with Greeniche to develop recipes for those watching their sugar intake (as we all should be). The Greeniche line of sweeteners are made from Stevia, a natural sweetener. The Chocolate Choice Flavorall is part of their extensive line of flavored liquid sweeteners. Read more about them here.
Chocolate Energy Bites (Made with Liquid Stevia!)
- ¼ - ⅓ tsp Chocolate Choice Flavorall
- ¼ cup Natural Almond Butter
- 1 ½ tbsp Coconut Oil
- 1 tbsp Honey
- 1 cup Quick Oats
- ½ oz chocolate (sugar free or dark) for drizzling (optional)
- Combine all the ingredients except the oats and chocolate in a bowl. Mix well. Taste and adjust sweetness with additional flavorall if desired.
- Mix in oats and form into 1 inch balls. Makes 10-12
- Keep covered in the fridge or at room temperature for an afternoon pick me up!
Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Greeniche a Canadian company that has several lines of natural health products. Although I am compensated for this post the recipe (and opinions) are my own! For more delicious Stevia recipes check out the Greeniche Blog
Patty @ Spoonabilities says
I am super excited about these! I will definitely give your recipe a try - these little balls look amazing!
Thanks Patty!!! Thrilled to hear it 🙂
Cynthia | What A Girl Eats says
What a nice guilt-free treat for the kiddos!
Thanks Cynthia! It's nice to be able to say "yes, you can have another one" and feel good about it!
Amy @ Little Dairy on the Prairie says
These are the best kind of snack! Great way to give you a boost through the day!
That they do! I can't wait to make some more variations - have you any go to energy bite recipes?
Sara | Belly Rumbles (@bellyrumbles) says
Dark choclate and guilt free, these delicious little balls are taking me to my happy place.
That is such a sweet thing to say! Thank you so very much!
Brian Jones (@KrumpliBrian) says
I would love to have a proper winter, we have had the mildest winters on record in central Europe over the last few years 🙁 These look great, such a fab sweet treat after shoveling snow.
Be careful what you wish for! I was bemoaning our winter last year and this year we have already had record lows and a frightful amount of snow!
These energy bites look so delicious! Perfect as pre-workout snack!
For sure! Thanks for stopping by!
I love energy bites. i've never tried stevia as a sweetener before!
Amanda Finks says
I love how easy these are!
Thanks Amanda! They're definitely an easy quick fix!
Healy Eats Real says
These are the best! I love dark chocolate as well and I try to keep my sweet level at low, and I love how you swapped the sugar with stevia. Thanks for the recipe! 🙂
Thank you so much! I too am trying to make an effort - largely because I am still recovering from the holidays!
Since they are made out of oats and no sugar, does that mean I get to eat them all and have no regret afterwards? Yummy.
That is exactly right! 🙂
Adriana Martin says
You got me at dark chocolate it is my favorite. The energy balls sound like a great snack too. Yummy!
thank you so much Adrianna!
Shashi at Savory Spin says
Hi Sarah, so glad I stumbled on your blog through FB - I LOVE the combo of chocolate and almond and I could do some serious damage to a dozen of these!
Thanks Shashi!! Hopping over to yours now too 🙂
Marie @ Yay! For Food says
This is my kind of snack! Love anything with chocolate (especially dark chocolate).
Happy to hear it 🙂 I thought about making them sweeter but I really adore a dark chocolatey flavor!
Linda Nortje (@WithABlast) says
This looks great and I am sure my son will appreciate a couple in his lunch box !
For sure! thank you!
Bintu (@recipespantry) says
These look delicious - I love energy bites and I am definitely going to have to give these a try!
Thanks Bintu! Do you have a go to recipe too?
LOVE the sound of these, can't wait to make them!
Thank you Emily, keep me posted!
Wow these look delicious! Definitely pinning to save for later.
thank you so much!!
These look delicious! I haven't tried liquid stevia yet!
It's so fun! and it has a milder taste than powder stevia too!
Ms. Health-Esteem says
Bliss balls always a wonderful snack. I love how versatile they can be - it's fun to have a dessert that you can change up anytime ^^. This looks like a super delicious version. Great recipe :). Thanks so much for sharing!
So true and thank yo so much for stopping by!
Annie Cole says
Yum! These sound and look delicious! And I love that I don’t have to feel guilty eating them 🙂
Thanks Annie! That really is the best part!