Matcha Energy Bites

Get your snack game on point with my Matcha Energy Bites - the ultimate combo of matcha magic and chocolate bliss! 🌈 Roll, chill, dip, and indulge in these bite-sized bursts of energy. Trust me, your taste buds will thank you! Let's snack happy! 😊
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Hey there, snack aficionados! Today, I’m thrilled to share with you one of my all-time favorite recipes: Matcha Energy Bites! Picture this: a burst of matcha goodness, a hint of sweet maple syrup, and a dip in luxurious dark chocolate—talk about a flavor explosion! These bite-sized delights are not only insanely delicious but also pack a punch of energy to keep you going all day long. So, grab your apron and get ready to roll (literally) into snack paradise with me!

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What you’ll need

Serves 10

  • 3.4 oz. (95g) shredded coconut
  • 6 oz. (170g) cannellini beans
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp. maple syrup
  • 2 tsp. matcha powder
  • 1 tbsp. coconut oil, melted
  • 1.4 oz. (40g) dairy-free dark chocolate

Now, let’s talk ingredients—because let’s face it, that’s where the magic truly begins! Picture this: fluffy shreds of coconut mingling with creamy cannellini beans, all dancing together with a splash of vanilla extract and a drizzle of maple syrup. But wait, it gets better! We’re kicking things up a notch with a generous dose of vibrant matcha powder, giving these bites their signature green hue and a powerful punch of antioxidants. And let’s not forget the pièce de résistance: a dip in luscious, dairy-free dark chocolate, because life’s too short for boring snacks! Together, these ingredients create a symphony of flavors and textures that’ll have your taste buds doing the happy dance with every bite. Trust me, once you try these Matcha Energy Bites, you’ll wonder how you ever snacked without them! 🌟🍵

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What you’ll need to do

Prep time: 20 mins Chill: 1 hr

  1. Alright, first things first! Toss your shredded coconut, cannellini beans (yes, beans! Trust me, they work like magic), a splash of vanilla extract, a drizzle of maple syrup (nature’s sweet hug), and that vibrant green matcha powder into your trusty food processor. Hit the blend button and watch the magic happen! Let it whirl until you’ve got a dough that’s just begging to be rolled into balls.
  2. Now, here’s where the fun really begins. Time to get your hands a little messy (but it’s totally worth it, promise!). Take that doughy goodness and roll it up into 10 adorable little balls. Imagine you’re crafting tiny edible masterpieces! Once they’re all perfectly shaped, pop those beauties into the fridge for a quick 15-minute chill session. They’ll thank you later, I promise.
  3. Alright, while those little energy bites are getting cozy in the fridge, let’s work some chocolatey magic. Grab a microwave-safe bowl and toss in your coconut oil and that irresistible dark chocolate. Now, here’s the fun part: melt them together until they’re all smooth and dreamy. It’s like watching a delicious love story unfold!
  4. Once your chocolate concoction is ready and waiting, it’s time to bring those chilled energy bites back into action. Take each ball and give it a luxurious dip into the melted chocolate. Coat them like they’re going to the chocolate ball, but better because they’re going straight into your belly! Once they’re all chocolate-coated and looking oh-so-fancy, back to the fridge they go for a well-deserved one-hour nap. Trust me, it’s worth the wait.

And voila! You’ve just whipped up a batch of matcha energy bites that are not only delicious but also seriously impressive. Go ahead, indulge guilt-free!

Matcha Energy Bites

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Some substitution and improvisation ideas for the recipe

Here are some substitution and improvisation ideas for your Matcha Energy Bites recipe:

  1. Beans: Instead of cannellini beans, you can use chickpeas or black beans for a different flavor profile. Just make sure to rinse and drain them well before using.
  2. Sweeteners: If you’re out of maple syrup, you can substitute it with honey, agave nectar, or even date syrup for a natural sweetness.
  3. Coconut: Don’t have shredded coconut on hand? No worries! You can swap it out for rolled oats, almond flour, or crushed nuts like almonds or cashews for added texture and flavor.
  4. Matcha Powder: If you’re running low on matcha powder, you can use green tea powder or even cocoa powder for a different twist. Just adjust the quantity to taste.
  5. Chocolate Coating: Instead of dark chocolate, you can use milk chocolate, white chocolate, or even a drizzle of nut butter for a delicious alternative coating.
  6. Add-Ins: Get creative with your add-ins! Try mixing in some dried fruit like cranberries or apricots, chopped nuts, seeds like chia or flaxseed, or even a sprinkle of sea salt for a sweet and salty kick.
  7. Flavorings: Experiment with different flavorings to customize your energy bites. Add a dash of cinnamon, a pinch of sea salt, or even a drop of peppermint extract for a unique twist.

Remember, recipes are just a guideline, so feel free to get creative and make these Matcha Energy Bites your own!

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Some useful tips

Here are some useful tips to ensure your Matcha Energy Bites turn out perfectly every time:

  1. Drain and Rinse Beans Thoroughly: Whether you’re using cannellini beans, chickpeas, or black beans, be sure to drain and rinse them well before adding to the food processor. This helps remove any excess liquid and ensures a smoother texture for your energy bites.
  2. Adjust Sweetness to Taste: Taste the dough before rolling into balls and adjust the sweetness to your preference. If you like your energy bites sweeter, add a bit more maple syrup or honey. If you prefer them less sweet, you can reduce the amount or omit it altogether.
  3. Chill the Dough: After rolling the dough into balls, refrigerate them for at least 15 minutes before dipping in chocolate. This helps firm up the dough, making it easier to handle and prevents the chocolate coating from melting too quickly.
  4. Use High-Quality Matcha Powder: For the best flavor and vibrant green color, use high-quality matcha powder. Look for ceremonial grade or culinary grade matcha for the best results.
  5. Melt Chocolate Gently: When melting the chocolate and coconut oil together, use gentle heat to avoid burning the chocolate. You can melt them together in a microwave-safe bowl in short bursts or use a double boiler on the stove.
  6. Get Creative with Coatings: While chocolate coating is classic, don’t be afraid to get creative with coatings! Roll your energy bites in crushed nuts, shredded coconut, or cocoa powder for a different twist.
  7. Store Properly: Store your Matcha Energy Bites in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week or in the freezer for longer storage. They make a convenient grab-and-go snack for busy days!

With these tips in mind, you’ll be well on your way to whipping up delicious Matcha Energy Bites that will satisfy your snack cravings and keep you energized throughout the day!

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Some serving suggestions

Here are some fun and delicious serving suggestions for your Matcha Energy Bites:

  1. On-the-Go Snack: Pack a few energy bites in a small container or snack bag for a convenient on-the-go snack. They’re perfect for busy days when you need a quick pick-me-up.
  2. Afternoon Tea Treat: Serve your energy bites alongside a hot cup of green tea for a delightful afternoon tea treat. The matcha flavor pairs perfectly with the earthy notes of green tea.
  3. Dessert Platter: Arrange your energy bites on a dessert platter alongside other sweet treats like cookies, brownies, and fruit for a colorful and indulgent dessert spread.
  4. Yogurt Parfait Topping: Crumble your energy bites over a bowl of Greek yogurt or coconut yogurt for a delicious and nutritious parfait topping. Add some fresh fruit and a drizzle of honey for extra sweetness.
  5. Ice Cream Sundae Garnish: Chop your energy bites into small pieces and sprinkle them over a scoop of vanilla or green tea ice cream for a crunchy and flavorful sundae garnish.
  6. Smoothie Bowl Topping: Crumble your energy bites over a thick and creamy smoothie bowl for added texture and flavor. They add a delicious crunch to your favorite smoothie bowl recipe.
  7. Party Platter Addition: Include your energy bites on a party platter alongside other finger foods like cheese, crackers, and vegetables for a fun and colorful appetizer spread. They’re sure to be a hit with guests of all ages!

These serving suggestions are just the beginning—get creative and have fun experimenting with different ways to enjoy your Matcha Energy Bites!

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Some storage suggestions

Here are some storage suggestions to keep your Matcha Energy Bites fresh:

  1. Refrigerator: Store your energy bites in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week. The cool temperature will help maintain their freshness and prevent them from becoming too soft.
  2. Freezer: If you want to extend the shelf life of your energy bites, you can store them in the freezer for up to three months. Place them in a single layer on a baking sheet and freeze until firm, then transfer them to a freezer-safe container or resealable plastic bag.
  3. Layering: If you’re stacking your energy bites in a container for storage, place a piece of parchment paper or wax paper between each layer to prevent them from sticking together.
  4. Labeling: To keep track of the storage date and contents, consider labeling your container or bag with the date you made the energy bites and any additional information, such as flavor variations or allergen information.
  5. Thawing: When you’re ready to enjoy your frozen energy bites, simply transfer them to the refrigerator and let them thaw overnight. They’ll be ready to eat by the time you wake up in the morning!

By following these storage suggestions, you can ensure that your Matcha Energy Bites stay fresh and delicious for whenever you need a quick and healthy snack.

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And there you have it, folks! My Matcha Energy Bites recipe is your ticket to snack heaven. Whether you’re powering through a busy workday, fueling up for a workout, or simply craving a guilt-free indulgence, these little bites of joy have got your back. So, what are you waiting for? Whip up a batch, share them with your pals (if you’re feeling generous), and let the snacking adventures begin! Until next time, happy snacking, my fellow foodies! 🍵✨

Matcha Energy Bites

Hey there, snack squad! Dive into my Matcha Energy Bites - the perfect blend of green tea goodness and chocolatey delight! 🍫 Roll 'em up, dip 'em in, and pop 'em in the fridge for a chill session. Can you say yum? Let's get snacking! 🌟

Matcha Energy Bites
Prep Time 20 mins Rest Time 1 hr Total Time 1 hr 20 mins Difficulty: Intermediate Servings: 10 Calories: 129 Best Season: Suitable throughout the year

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Place the shredded coconut, Cannellini beans, vanilla extract maple syrup and matcha powder into a food processor and blend to form a dough.

  2. Roll the dough into 10 even-sized balls and refrigerate for 15 minutes.

  3. Melt the coconut oil and chocolate together. Dip the balls into the melted chocolate and refrigerate for 1 hour.

    Matcha Energy Bites
Nutrition Facts

Servings 10


Amount Per Serving
Calories 129kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g14%
Total Carbohydrate 10g4%
Dietary Fiber 3g12%
Protein 2g4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Can I use a different type of bean in this recipe?

Absolutely! While cannellini beans work great for their creamy texture, you can also use chickpeas or black beans for a different flavor profile.

I'm allergic to coconut. Can I omit it from the recipe?

Of course! Feel free to omit the shredded coconut or substitute it with rolled oats, almond flour, or crushed nuts for added texture and flavor.

Can I use a different sweetener instead of maple syrup?

Yes, you can! Honey, agave nectar, or even date syrup are great alternatives to maple syrup if you're looking to switch things up.

How long do these energy bites stay fresh?

When stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator, these energy bites will stay fresh for up to one week. You can also freeze them for up to three months for longer storage

Can I use regular chocolate instead of dairy-free dark chocolate?

Absolutely! Feel free to use your favorite type of chocolate for dipping the energy bites. Milk chocolate, white chocolate, or even a drizzle of nut butter would all be delicious options.

Can I make these energy bites nut-free?

Yes, you can! Simply omit any nuts or nut-based ingredients from the recipe or substitute them with seeds like sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds for added crunch.

How can I make these energy bites gluten-free?

To make these energy bites gluten-free, be sure to use certified gluten-free oats if you're substituting them for the shredded coconut. Additionally, double-check that all other ingredients are gluten-free.

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