Recipe: Fruit & Nut Chocolate Bites

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Mother/Daughter duo Britney Rule and Cherie Schetselaar from Grain Crazy shared their recipe for healthy energy bites. They say healthy eating can be delicious and have proved it by authoring three different cook books. To see more of their recipes check out their website here.

Fruit and Nut Chocolate Bites
These are inspired by the chocolate cherry KIND Bars. They are so expensive to purchase, so I thought it would be fun to make my own healthy version of them. There is no added sugar in this little snack.
3/4 cup dark chocolate chips (70 percent cocoa or greater)
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1 cup dried fruit (I used 1/2 cup of cherries and 1/2 cup of pomegranates)
2 tablespoons coconut oil
5 tablespoons chia
1 cup cashews, unsalted
1 cup almonds, unsalted
1/4 cup dark chocolate chips (70 percent cocoa or greater)
In a small bowl, combine chips and oil. Heat in microwave for 1 minute and then stir. Heat the mixture again for 1 minute. Stir again, and place in the refrigerator to thicken a little.
Pour all of the rest of the ingredients into a blender or food processor. Pulse and stir until mixed, with the nuts remaining a little chunky.
Scoop and roll into 1-inch balls. Prepare a greased or non-stick surface.
Take the chocolate out of the refrigerator. Dip the balls into the chocolate and place onto the greased or non-stick surface.
Place in the refrigerator to harden for at least a half an hour.
Store in an airtight container and eat as desired.

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