These No-Bake Chocolate Espresso Energy Bites will satisfy your sweet tooth and give you the energy you need to get through the day. They are grain-free, dairy-free, and refined sugar-free making them Paleo Friendly.
These No-Bake Chocolate Espresso Energy Bites are going to rock your taste buds. They’re easy to make, only require one bowl to prep, and can be enjoyed any time of the day.
I’ve been hitting the gym 4-5 days a week and I’m always craving something chocolaty after. Instead of reaching for a candy bar, or granola bar, I’ve been grabbing a couple of these tasty no-bake treats.
This batch makes twelve, and easily gets me through the week. You can always double or triple the batch if you want.
Curious about the ground coffee? The fine ground coffee not only adds a bit of a “mocha” taste to these tasty treats, but it also brings out the flavors of the chocolate and the coconut.
The texture is smooth, but also firm like a protein bar or a truffle. These No-Bake Chocolate Espresso Energy Bites are what I would describe as a cross between the two.
If you’re not a fan of coffee, swap out the ground espresso with chocolate protein powder for an extra protein boost.
Often people ask me about substitutions. You can sub in anything you want, just note that it may change the texture and will most definitely change the flavor.
I would not use wheat flour or any other non-nut flour in this recipe. This recipe was designed with nut flours because of the added natural oils.
This recipe calls for maple syrup, but you can use honey. Also, you can use your favorite type of chocolate. I like to use no sugar added dark chocolate in this recipe so that it keeps it Paleo.
If you think you will love these gluten-free bites, you might also like my Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites, or my Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Dough Bites. Both are also simple to make, no-bake, and gluten-free free.
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 284 Total Fat: 3g Saturated Fat: 1g Sodium: 5mg Carbohydrates: 59g Protein: 11g