How many of you have snacks/desserts like these running through your Pinterest feed? I see them ALL of the time. Energy bites, snack balls, no-bake truffles, raw bites, they go by many names. But they all seem to have the same thing in common. Nuts, or nut butter, dried fruit, maybe some coconut oil. There are many ways to create these delicious snacks – you could probably use what you have already in your pantry and make something amazing!
Whenever I make little snacks like these they are a HUGE hit in my house. My kids really have no idea that they are eating nuts, dates, and cocoa powder. For this particular recipe I decided to kick it up a notch. This time I added colostrum. As you know, Oh Lardy loves a healthy gut! We eat fermented foods, drink Kombucha, and drink bone broth all as a way to care for our guts. Colostrum promotes healthy intestinal flora, supports a healthy immune response and maintains a healthy gut wall.
We recently introduced you to Symbiotics Colostrum Plus®. This product has made it SO easy to get colostrum into our diets. My kids love the chewable tablets and the powder has been great, too. I like to add the powder to smoothies! When I was making these chocolate hazelnut bites, I knew that adding colostrum would be easy to do and be good for our bellies, too!
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Just so you know, these bites may last less than 24 hours. You have been warned.
- Process the hazelnuts in a food processor into a fine powder.
- Add the dates, cocoa powder, coconut oil, colostrum, cinnamon, vanilla, and salt.
- Process the batter until the desired consistency is achieved.
- Form into balls.
- Place in the refrigerator until set.
- Store in a container in the fridge (if they last that long!)
- I used 2 1/2 tablespoons of coconut oil in my batch of chocolate hazelnut bites. I don't like really oily energy bites. However, if you feel the batch needs more oil to hold it together, feel free to add more.
- Also, if you would like to add more colostrum, do it! I would just add more coconut oil so that your bites aren't too crumbly.