Raw, vegan, paleo white chocolate macadamia nut energy bites are the perfect no bake protein snack on the go!
You may recall from my previous energy bites post (sea salt, fig and pistachio) that I’m obsessed with these because they take minimal effort in the kitchen, and they’re super easy to grab and go! There’s a white chocolate macadamia nut granola sold in some of the markets here, that’s made locally and has been an obsession of mine for about two years! I was inspired by the flavor combination for my newest raw energy bites!
*Makes about 25
2 cups almonds
3/4 cup dates, pitted
1/2 cup macadamia nuts
1 tsp cinnamon
2 Tbsp honey
1 Tbsp maple syrup
1/2 cup White chocolate chips
A pinch of sea salt
Place almonds into a food processor and pulse until they’re the consistency of crumbly sand (not quite as fine as almond meal). Add the macadamia nuts, dates, maple syrup, honey, sea salt and cinnamon to the ground almonds. Pulse until the ingredients start to cling together and form clumps. Add the white chocolate chips and pulse a few more times until incorporated.
Form mixture into bite sized balls, a little more than a Tbsp size. You can use your hands, or I have a silicone cookie scoop (kind of like this one) that I spray with coconut oil non stick spray, and pack the mixture into. If it seems crumbly at first and doesn’t stick together, keep working with it, the warmth of your hands will heat the honey and dates up to help it stick together.
Place on a piece of parchment and continue until you’re out of the mixture!
These will keep in an air tight container at room temperature for 7 days, in the refrigerator for a month, and in the freezer for 6 months! Enjoy!