Hazelnut Mocha Energy Bites (Grain-Free)

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These Hazelnut Mocha Energy Bites are an indulgent yet healthy treat! Loaded with Coffee, Hazelnut Meal, and Cacao, plus they’re Grain-Free & Vegan too.

It’s a good thing that these Hazelnut Mocha Energy Bites are made from healthy ingredients….because they are decidedly addicting and I literally cannot eat just one. I mean, Chocolate + Coffee + Hazelnuts? What’s not to love?!

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This recipe actually serendipitously grew out of a need to use up some leftovers. I had a half-used bag of Hazelnut Meal that I needed to finish (hello there, Chocolate Hazelnut Pudding Pie), as well as a bottle of Coffee Concentrate in my fridge. Chocolate seemed to be the force that could unify these two delicious ingredients…and I always have Chocolate in my house 😉

hazelnut mocha energy bites on white plate and wooden cutting boardNot only are these Bites made from only 7 plant-based ingredients, you can also make them all in one bowl! Usually I use Medjool Dates to make my Balls, but decided to go an easier route with Maple Syrup. The bonus? You can still enjoy this goodness, even if you don’t have a food processor. Of course, you can always substitute the Maple Syrup for another liquid sweetener, if that’s your thing too. 

Side Note: If you’d like to increase the flavors in these bites, I would highly recommend toasting your Hazelnut Meal in a nonstick pan over medium heat for 30-60 seconds before using. It really helps to give that deep, satisfying Nutella-y flavor that we all know, love, and crave.

hazelnut mocha energy bites in white bowl

Also, these Hazelnut Mocha energy bites are pretty dang perfect for every occasion. Feeling a little hungry before your morning workout? They have just enough energy to tide you over. Afternoon pick-me-up? Yes, please. A healthy evening treat? You know where I’m going with this…

coffee, cacao powder, and hazelnut energy bites on marble backdrop

A Few Final Thoughts:

  • Energy Bite dough always seems to stick to my hands after a I’ve rolled a few. The secret around this? Wet your hands with a little bit of water! Once things start to stick, simply re-wet and continue on.
  • You can easily make these Energy Bites using a bowl, spatula, and a little elbow grease. However, it’ll be a lot easier if you just pulse everything in your food processor! 
  • I prefer my Energy Bites to have a firmer texture to them, so I like to store them in the freezer and let them thaw for 2-5 minutes before eating. They’ll also last longer when frozen too!

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If you’re looking for more Energy Bite recipes, you’ll also love these Cacao & Fig Bliss Balls and these Cranberry Golden Milk Energy Bites!

Finally, if you make this recipe and decide to share it on Facebook or Instagram, don’t forget to tag me @FromMyBowl + #FromMyBowl! I love seeing your delicious recreations 🙂

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Hazelnut Mocha Energy Bites

hazelnut mocha energy bites on marble background

These Hazelnut Mocha Energy Bites are an indulgent yet healthy treat! Loaded with Coffee, Hazelnut Meal, and Cacao, plus they’re Grain-Free & Vegan too. 

  • Author: Caitlin Shoemaker
  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 Minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 12 Balls 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: No Bake
  • Cuisine: American
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Ingredients

  • 2 ½ cup Hazelnut Meal*
  • ¼ cup Ground Flax
  • ¼ cup Cacao Powder
  • 3 tbsp Coffee Concentrate*
  • 3 tbsp Maple Syrup
  • 2 tbsp Nut Butter (I used Almond)
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • Pinch of Salt

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to a Food Processor and pulse until combined. You can also mix all of the ingredients together by hand in a medium bowl, but this will take a little more elbow grease.
  2. Spoon around 2 tbsp of the mixture into your hand and gently roll it to form a round ball; the dough should be moist, but not too sticky. You can also roll the Bites into fun toppings if you’d like.
  3. Store the Energy Bites in the fridge for up to 7 days, or the freezer for up to one month.

Notes

  • If you’d like to increase the flavors in these bites, I would highly recommend toasting your Hazelnut Meal in a nonstick pan over medium heat for 30-60 seconds before using.
  • I have not tested this recipe without Ground Flax, but you could try to add in an extra ½ cup of Hazelnut Meal or 2 tbsp Coconut Flour to the mix instead and go from there.
  • If you cannot find Hazelnut Meal, you can also pulse whole Hazelnuts in your blender until they form a fine flour (but not butter). Alternatively, you can substitute part of the Hazelnut Meal for Almond Meal/Flour.
  • I used a store-bought Coffee Concentrate for this recipe, but you can easily make your own by brewing your own coffee at 2x the normal strength.

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Hey there, I’m Caitlin! I make easy-to-follow, wholesome, and budget-friendly vegan recipes that are mostly gluten-free and refined sugar-free. I’m also an avid yogi, love the great outdoors, am chocolate-obsessed, and enjoy eating almond butter straight off of the spoon.

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  1. This looks so good! What a great way to have a healthy snack ready! I love that the ingredient list is simple!

  2. These look AMAZING! I will definitely be trying them this week 🙂 Question! Where did you get the plates & bowl?? So cute!

  3. These look incredible and I love that you made them to use up some leftovers. That’s totally the story of my life. 😉

  4. This looks sooooo good! These flavors are right up my alley!
    I have a coulple of questions tho:
    Could I use dates in stead of maple syrup?
    Could I use tahini as the nutbutter?