Homemade Raw Energy Bites

I am a chocoholic.  I admit it.  12 step program required.

But nearly a month ago I began the 21 Day Challenge and had to give up chocolate cold-turkey.  And I haven’t bothered picking up my habit again because I’ve been doing so well without it.

Lately, however, I’ve been craving some sweetness so today I came home from work and made some Raw Energy Bites.  These are like little healthy cookies and they are so delicious.  And healthy.  And Easy.  And delicious.  🙂

The base of these Bites are sugar and gluten free.  Here’s what you need*:

*I use a small food processor so I make several small batches.  Recipe below is for 1 small batch

  • 1/4 cup peanut butter (I use all natural peanut butter.  You can also sub another nut butter of your choice if you prefer)
  • 1/4 cup plus 3 tablespoons raisins
  • 2 tablespoons roasted, unsalted nuts (Today I used hazelnuts, but I’ve used peanuts and almonds in the past)
  • 1/8 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1-2 tablespoons cocoa powder (to taste)
  • optional*: chocolate or carob chips, either before or after blending (or both!), flax seed, coconut, cinnamon

* Because I made several batches today I used different ingredients for the optional; the first batch I used carob chips.  The second batch I used flax seed and unsweetened shredded coconut, etc.  You can add in berries or roll the bites in ground cinnamon or ground nuts.  Whatever you like.

{I heat the raisins in the microwave for 15-20 seconds.  This is not mandatory but I threw the raisins into the processor once without warming them and broke the processor.  I also ground a larger amount of nuts at one time and just added them into the recipe as I went.}

To Make: Throw everything into a food processor and combine until very smooth. Roll into balls, cookies, or bars.  Keep refrigerated.


Keep them at your desk or serve 'em up to friends

Keep them at your desk or serve ’em up to friends


~Fit Bitch


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