These no bake chocolate espresso bites are the perfect snack when you want something sweet but don’t want to reach for the candy bowl. Dates not only provide a natural sweetness that tastes too good to be true, but are good sources of fiber, calcium, iron, potassium, magnesium, and zinc.
No Bake Chocolate Espresso Bites
½ cup of pitted dates (I use Medjool dates)
1 cup of walnuts
2 Tbs cocoa powder
1 Tbs instant espresso powder
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
Pinch of sea salt
¼ cup of pecans, finely chopped and toasted (optional)
¼ cup of unsweet coconut flakes, toasted (optional)
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Combine the dates, walnuts, cocoa powder, espresso powder, vanilla and salt in a food processor. Pulse until mixture forms a ball. Roll into balls and coat in toasted pecans and/or coconut flakes, if desired. Place on lined cookie sheet and refrigerate until ready to serve.