May 10, 2013 0
How do you feel about Bounty bars? You know, the coconut-filled ones covered in delicious chocolate? I’d never really gotten into them until this past year. For some reason they’re super popular over here, and so when I can’t find the perfect dark chocolate bar, I tend to opt for a Bounty bar. I think it’s really the coconut that attracts me. Okay, and the combo with the chocolate, but still, I’m not usually a coconut-in-my-chocolate-bar kind of girl. But I think I’ve changed my tune on that now.
In any case, when I decided to break in my new food processor this past week, I decided I wanted to make some sort of power bite/dough ball idea that would combine two delightful ingredients: chocolate and coconut.
So I just started dropping in ingredients, mixing and matching, processing, and seeing if I could find a good consistency and combination in flavours. And that I did, friends.
Although, I’ll be the first to admit that they kind of look like miniature cow patties… but that’s something we can get past, I’m sure of it.
These are like a healthier version of a Bounty bar. They’re sweet, but waaaaaay less so than a Bounty bar. They’re packed full of protein, but not in a I-can-taste-the-chickpeas kind of way. Give ‘em a try.
Chocolate ‘n’ Coconut Power Bites:
- 2 cups of cooked chickpeas
- 1 tbsp. shredded coconut
- 1 banana
- 1/2 cup of oats
- 2 tbsp. honey
- 2 tbsp. peanut butter (or any other nut butter)
- 1 heaping tbsp. cocoa powder
- Pinch of salt
Combine all of the ingredients into your food processor and pulse for approximately 30 seconds, or until the mixture is well combined. Refrigerate the mix as-is for at least 30 minutes. Remove from the fridge, form into small balls and place on a baking sheet. Bake at 350F for 10 minutes, just until the bites firm. Transfer to a cooling rack and once they are cool, keep refrigerated. Makes 12. They will last for about 5-7 days in the fridge.
Like the sound of these? Try my Peanut Butter Pomegranate Power Bites too!