Happy Friday! I hope you’ve had a good week! It’s been a busy one here – night clients every week, marketing stuff during the day, and lots of eating on the go. It was a fun week though. I did my first pantry makeover with a client and we got rid of so much to donate to the food pantry!
For the weekend, I have a long run planned, some tailgating and a Charlotte college football game, and some house clean up. We’re hosting a housewarming party in a few weeks so there is much to do before then!
Reader Survey Results
So, as promised I figured I would share a little bit about the reader survey results! Thank you so much for taking the extra time to fill it out. It seems like many of you like the variety on Bucket List Tummy. While most of you want to see more day in the life and What I Ate Wednesday posts, I also got some great suggestions, like nutrition Q&A’s, more Charlotte area recommendations, and some of you even wanted more personal things. I love these suggestions and will see how I can implement them into the blog! I plan on doing more nutrition posts too, as that was pretty unanimous.
Now, onto recent eats… AKA these bites of heaven.
So, these first came about while messing around in the kitchen and testing out my Ninja. I was trying to find a suitable match for these trail mix bites. And by suitable match, I mean something with chocolate. Then I thought back to this recipe, which I created last winter. I made a few adjustments and revamped them a little bit and here we are. A pimped out, updated version!
Enter these little munchkins. I mean, when you combine peanut butter and chocolate and honey … how can you really go wrong? And, then add coconut to the equation. It kinda blows your mind. They’re just so little and cute and I
want to did eat them all.
These are a little more fudgey and dense than your typical energy bites. I think you can definitely take advantage of the chocolate this way.
And, best of all – you probably have all of these ingredients in your pantry at home right now. Go ahead and check. I’ll wait…
To keep these vegan, use maple syrup instead of honey. Make sure to use gluten free oats if you need these to be gluten free.
If the mixture seems too dry or dense, add 1-2 tablespoons of almond milk, as needed.
Also, it’s important not to over process these little guys or else they won’t stick together well.
- ½ cup oats
- ⅓ cup coconut flour
- ¼ cup coconut flakes + more for topping
- ½ cup peanut butter
- ⅓ cup honey
- ¼ cup cocao powder
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1-2 tbsp almond milk
- Mix all ingredients in bowl except extra coconut flakes, and transfer to food processor or high speed blender (I used a Ninja). Process for 30 seconds to 1 minute. Don’t overprocess.
- Add the final coconut flakes after processing. If dough is too dry, add 1-2 tbsp of almond milk to smooth it up.
- Form into 12 one-inch balls. Transfer to fridge for 30 minutes to firm up!
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Favorite form of chocolate? (candy bar, dark chocolate, chocolate chips, ice cream, etc). I think mine is in the form of ice cream!
Tell me about your weekend plans!