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Gluten Free Energy Bites

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Ingredients:

1/3 cup melted coconut oil
1/3 cup sunflower seed butter
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1/4 cup salted peanuts, chopped
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp honey

Instructions:

In a small sauce pan over low heat, melt your coconut oil and sunflower seed butter, stirring frequently.  Add in the remaining ingredients and stir until completely mixed.   Remove from heat.  Spoon mixture into a mini-muffin tin lined with paper baking cups.  It fills about 15. Chill the mini-muffin pan in the fridge for 1 hour.  Serve cold because they melt really quickly, and store in the fridge.

Notes:   There are some days when my son just doesn't eat a lot of food.  On those days, I want to make sure that every single morsel of food he is willing to swallow is full of calories, specifically fat.  These accomplish that goal really well!   They look deceptively like Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, but taste nothing like them.  Its hard to describe what they taste like...nutty, not sweet, a little crunchy, a hint of salt and cocoa.

I make them in the mini-muffin tin because it is very appealing to a 3 year old and makes for easy cleanup, but you could also make these in an 8x8 glass pyrex baking dish and cut them with a knife.  I tried this first and found it to be pretty messy and not as easy to "grab" from the fridge.
Echinda213 months ago

is there a way to make it with out shredded coconut. or can you not taste the coconut.

(i dont like coconut, the oil is ok (my mom has the oil that you cant taste it is extra pressed or somethings))

thanks

GlutenFreeMama (author)  Echinda213 months ago

You can leave out the coconut if you like :)

Thanks

cowstick1 year ago
where is the energy?
GlutenFreeMama (author)  cowstick1 year ago
This article does a great job of explaining the answer to your question:

http://www.marksdailyapple.com/a-metabolic-paradigm-shift-fat-carbs-human-body-metabolism/#axzz2PhF1trDj
Thanks for the article! It was a good read.

This is basically the same recipe that I use for Organic Raw Fudge. If you use Agave Nectar instead of honey, it reduces the glycemic index. Also, I like to add crushed golden flaxseed (costco sells a 5lb bag for 5 or 6 bucks) and it helps to keep you full longer. The mini muffin cups are a great idea though! I usually just cut it into squares, which can get messy.
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