Chocolate Pistachio Energy Bites
½ cup pistachios, hulled
½ cup sweetened shredded coconut
¼ cup cocoa powder
¼ - ½ teaspoon salt, start with ¼ teaspoon and add more to taste
1 teaspoon vanilla
14 medjool dates, pitted
Dark chocolate (mixed with a touch of coconut oil), cocoa powder, and shredded coconut for topping
Soak the dates in warm water for about 10 minutes. Drain.
In your food processor, combine pistachios, shredded coconut, cocoa powder, and salt. Pulse until finely ground.
Add in vanilla and the softened mejool dates and pulse until a ball forms.
Roll into bite sized balls (mine were about ½ tablespoons) and dip immediately in to cocoa powder, shredded coconut, or my personal favorite dark chocolate that's been melted with a *hint* of coconut oil.
Enjoy immediately! Store the leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge.
Cocoa powder is extremely bitter, so make sure you like the taste before rolling all of them in cocoa powder. My personal favorites are the shredded coconut or dark chocolate! :)