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Dark Chocolate Raspberry Energy Bites // JustineCelina.com


I believe that if you’re going to treat yourself, you can nourish yourself at the same time — so this year I'm putting a whole food spin on traditional holiday sweets. These are my kind of treats -- the ones you feel really good about indulging in (sometimes I even have them with my morning coffee!). Next time you’re looking for a quick, no-bake, holiday party treat, try my Dark Chocolate Raspberry Energy Bites! They’re a healthier alternative to traditional holiday truffles or rich, chocolate-based desserts. They’re also vegan and free of gluten and refined sugar — perfect for parties where guests have food sensitivities and allergies. You can whip these festive little bites up in just 10 minutes, and keep them on-hand for last-minute guests, holiday gatherings, or all for yourself!
Course Snack
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 24
Author Justine


  • 1/2 cup macadamia nuts
  • 1/2 cup cashews
  • 1/2 cup raw pumpkin seeds
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup pure whole grain quick oat flakes
  • 1 tsp instant coffee
  • 4 medjool dates
  • 2 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 tsp pure Madagascar vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 cup fresh raspberries


  1. Wash raspberries and chop medjool dates.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a food processor, Vitamix or similar. Pulse until the mixture is mostly smooth and combined.
  3. Now, take about 1 tbsp of the mixture and roll it in-between the palms of your hands until a ball is formed.
  4. Then, sprinkle some shredded coconut onto a small saucer. Begin rolling bites in the shredded coconut until coated. Then, pick the coconut covered bites up and roll them around in-between the palms of your hands to embed the coconut into the surface.
  5. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Store refrigerated in an air-tight container for up to 2 weeks.