Chocolate Banana Energy Bites

Banana Chocolate energy balls

The moving process has gone fairly smoothly (knock on wood) except for one small mishap; forgetting to call the gas company. Oops….

Raw chocolate banana energy bites

The past few days have been filled with cold water and no working oven, which is accurately reflected in today’s recipe. If it doesn’t require a stove (or a microwave) to make, that’s what I’ve been eating. These chocolate and banana energy bites were the perfect snack to throw together yesterday afternoon. They are so so good and are a great solution for the 3 pm slump or a sweets craving!

Chocolate Banana Energy Bites
via the ny melrose family

ingredients:
1 ripe banana
1 cup pitted dates
1 tsp vanilla
pinch of salt
3/4 c uncooked rolled oats
2 tbsp ground flax seed
2 tbsp chia seeds
1/4 c chopped walnuts
2 oz. dark chocolate, broken into pieces

directions:
Combine all ingredients except the walnuts and chocolate in a food processor and process until it forms a paste, adding more oats if the mixture is too soft. Add the walnuts and chocolate and pulse a few times to incorporate and slightly break up the chocolate and walnuts without chopping them too fine. Using about a tablespoon of the mixture at a time, roll into balls. Store in the refrigerator until ready to eat.

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28 Comments

  1. May 26, 2015 / 5:51 am

    I’m not usually much of a banana person but I know I need to incorporate it into my diet and this sounds like a great way! and glad the moving is going well, minus the gas company thing!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

  2. May 26, 2015 / 6:44 am

    I feel like these are the perfect thing to make for the week and just grab and go in the mornings!! Thanks for sharing girl and I hope the gas gets turned on soon! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

  3. May 26, 2015 / 8:38 am

    Oh man, cold water! Hopefully it gets turned on quickly for you. These bites sound amazing. I have all the ingredients for something similar, but I haven’t taken the time to whip them up. Shame on me 😉

  4. May 26, 2015 / 10:22 am

    These look delicious! Perfect for a little pick-me-up snack.

  5. May 26, 2015 / 11:42 am

    These look DELISH! Perfect for an on the go breakfast or before a workout 🙂

  6. May 26, 2015 / 11:59 am

    I’m not much of a fan of bananas but these sound delicious. I can’t wait to give them a try! Thanks for sharing.

    Christine | http://www.DimesandDonuts.com

  7. May 26, 2015 / 1:28 pm

    These look soooo good. Definitely making them!

  8. jillian
    May 26, 2015 / 1:41 pm

    yummmmm these look great!

  9. May 26, 2015 / 3:03 pm

    I love the chocolate/banana combo idea!

  10. May 26, 2015 / 7:25 pm

    Yummm these sound amazing! Steve and I forgot to call the gas company when we moved last year and let’s just say that after surviving those few days together I’m confident we can handle anything haha. Can’t wait to see pictures of the new place!!

    xo, Jen
    http://www.comfortably-chic.com

  11. May 26, 2015 / 9:29 pm

    i looooove alter eco chocolates! i made energy bites this weekend too! pb & chocolate and apple pie. 🙂

  12. May 27, 2015 / 4:30 pm

    Yum, these look like the perfect snack! I’m always needing a small something between lunch and dinner and this would do the trick!

  13. May 27, 2015 / 9:46 pm

    I have made something like this before, but I didn’t put banana in it. That sounds like a delicious addition!

  14. June 2, 2015 / 9:40 am

    Love energy bites! I make my coconut almond date rolls almost every week for a healthy snack to reach for. I’ll have to try these to mix it up!

  15. June 9, 2015 / 4:05 pm

    These looks so yummy! Perfect to take to work for a little pick-me-up snack.

  16. June 23, 2015 / 9:13 am

    this looks so yummy! and the fact that it’s easy? sign me up girl!

  17. June 23, 2015 / 12:35 pm

    Omg I am so sorry you don’t have warm water or an oven. You must be getting creative! Love these bites, they sound so good!
    Xoxo,

    Whitney & Blaire

    Peaches In A Pod

  18. July 7, 2015 / 8:42 pm

    Mmm this sounds delicious! I’ve made something similar to this but never with bananas! I will have to try them!

  19. July 16, 2015 / 3:38 pm

    This is my favorite combination!! Whenever we go out for ice cream, I always get a chocolate banana shake. This seems a little healthier to suppress that craving 😉

  20. August 3, 2015 / 4:53 pm

    Oh my gosh…these look so yum and healthy too. Perfect pre work out nibbles;) Hope your water and kitchen are up and running very soon, girl. Man, that is not fun!
    XO,Gina
    http://www.classyeverafterblog.com

  21. August 5, 2015 / 10:28 am

    These look so yummie and healthy too. Also, they seem easy to make. it’s a win win.

  22. August 6, 2015 / 9:53 am

    YUM. These look amazing, would be perfect for pre and post workout!! Pinning! 😀