Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Energy Bites
These Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Energy Bites lasted less than a week. Honestly, I’m surprised they made it from the food processor to bowl form because I was “taste testing” with a heavy hand.
I’m having trouble finding words for this post. I’m not really emotionally connect to these energy bites, they stemmed from me needing to have something to eat pre-run in the morning or pre-yoga after work but just turned out deliciously. Sometimes I feel like I create recipes out of need – need for vegetables, need to detox, need for a Cinco de Mayo recipe to use for the AEO blog.
Typically I have so many words. I spend my long runs composing blog posts in my head and thinking about my book outline. I think of really funny tweets and things I want to tell my friends. I’m constantly making notes in my phone, sending e-mails to myself and jotting down ideas on whatever paper is around. It feels strange to have writer’s block.
I’m not in the mood to create recipes, I don’t want to think about what to eat – and it’s not like I’m depressed. Quite the opposite: I’m happy, everything in life is going well, so maybe I’m mentally checking out and enjoying the feeling? Not so sure.
Anyway, there’s the standard super foods in these guys (chia seeds and hemp seeds) and you can easily make them vegan by subbing agave for the honey.
- ½ cup dried figs
- 2 tbsp hemp seeds
- 2 tbsp peanut butter
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 tbsp carob chips
- 1 tbsp chocolate protein powder
- ½ tbsp honey
- 1 tsp vanilla
- Put all ingredients except for carob chips in food processor and process until a ball begins to form.
- Put ball in fridge and chill for at least 30 minutes up to overnight.
- Roll mixture into 1" balls.
- Store in fridge for up to a week.
Chat with me:
Do you ever get writer’s block? How do you solve it? Also – do you get chia seeds stuck in your teeth or is it just me?