I have been watching the food I have been snacking on, I am making sure I have something reasonably healthy in my fridge to satisfy my 4pm sweet craving. I am so excited to share with you this Raw Chocolate & Coffee Bite recipe below, ooh wow, it is so delicious with a good hint of coffee, one small bite is all I need to get me through to dinner time.

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Raw Chocolate Coffee Bites

  • Author: Katrina
  • Prep Time: 14 mins
  • Total Time: 14 mins
  • Yield: 20 1x
  • Category: [url href="https://theorganisedhousewife.com.au/category/recipes/balls/"]Balls[/url], [url href="https://theorganisedhousewife.com.au/category/recipes/slices/"]Slice[/url]

Ingredients

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  • 3/4 cup walnuts
  • 1/2 cup almonds
  • 1 1/4 cup Medjool dates, seed removed
  • 1/2 cup cacoa or cocoa
  • 1 tablespoon instant coffee
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • pinch salt

Instructions

  1. Grease and line a loaf pan with baking paper
  2. Place nuts, cacoa and coffee into food processor, process until they are fine crumbs
  3. Place dates into food processor, process until completely chopped
  4. Add vanilla and salt and process until combined
  5. Pour mixture into loaf pan and firmly press into pan
  6. Refrigerate for 30-60 minutes, then slice into bite size pieces
  7. Store in an airtight container in the fridge

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You can make these bites into balls, but when I origianlly made these I was in a hurry and just pressed the mixture into a loaf pan, left in fridge for 30 minutes and sliced up into bite sized pieces within seconds. But if you have time you could roll into balls too!

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I made the slice in my Thermomix:

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Thermomix Raw Chocolate Coffee Bites

  • Author: Katrina
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 5 mins
  • Yield: 20 1x

Ingredients

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  • 80g walnuts
  • 80g almonds
  • 1 tablespoon instant coffee
  • 220g Medjool dates, seed removed
  • 40g cacoa
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch salt

Instructions

  1. Place nuts and coffee into Thermomix, blend speed 7 / 5 seconds
  2. Add dates, cocoa and salt, blend speed 8 / 10 seconds
  3. Scrape down sides add vanilla, stir speed 8 / 8 seconds
  4. Pour into a lined loaf pan and press down firmly on mixture
  5. Sit in fridge for 30 min – 1 hour and then slice into bite size pieces

Notes

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What do you like to snack on when hungry in the afternoons?


More great healthy snack recipes:

HEALTHY COCONUT LEMON BALLS – Sometimes it’s hard to find something different to add to the kids lunch boxes, they have their usual sandwich, a piece of fruit, vegetables sticks and some baking, but there are days where they want something a little more and I am loving the ‘balls’ that I have been making lately. Not only are they great to have on hand as a quick snack, they have been a great filler to the kids lunchbox too.

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APRICOT BALLS – Over the years I have purchased the yummy little fruit bites from the healthy food section at the supermarket to include in the kids lunchboxes.  But looking more closely I’ve realised they are filled with so much sugar, coated in sugar in fact.  We are on a mission to eat healthier and this is certainly one product I could make myself, being a healthier option for the kids and their lunchboxes.

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BANANA CHOCOLATE ENERGY BALLS – These Banana Chocolate Energy Balls are a great way to use up some over ripe bananas and it’s a wonderfully healthy after school snack for the kids.

{The Organised Housewife} Banana Chocolate Energy Balls

Note: this post has been updated with new photos, it was originally posted on 22nd July 2012.

Looking for a healthy snack idea? These Raw chocolate and coffee bites are delicious and so easy to make. A perfect go to snack.

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38 comments

Amanda White July 22, 2014 - 5:12 PM

Made the choc coffee bites this afternoon…great healthy snack Katrina.
Am thinking the mixture could also work great made into balls (might have to chill mixture in fridge first) and rolled in coconut.
Thanks for sharing 🙂

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Katrina July 22, 2014 - 5:44 PM

ooh yum Amanda that sounds so good, great idea!

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Easy Healthy Eating July 22, 2014 - 6:37 PM

Hi Katrina, I made this today – it’s till in the fridge waiting to cut up.

I worked out the nutrition value if anyone is interested
– if cut into 20 pieces (each piece ~21g)

386kJ, 92 calories, 2g protein, 5.3g fat, 0.5g sat fat, 8.2g carbs, 7.6g sugar, 15mg sodium.

Thanks for the recipe – looking forward to trying it!

Lindsey
Accredited Practising Dietitian

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Katrina July 25, 2014 - 11:46 AM

Oohh thanks Lindsey, thats very nice of you.

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Bettina July 22, 2014 - 8:41 PM

If I left out the coffe, would I need to make my other changes to the recipe, do you think?

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Katrina July 22, 2014 - 9:48 PM

No Bettina, they would taste just as good!

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Barbie Roos. July 22, 2014 - 10:37 PM

Wow.Thanks

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May July 23, 2014 - 1:29 PM

Ok, these look delicious (drooling) and easy. Need to shop for ingredients and will be making shortly! Hope they turn out as great as these.

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Katrina July 25, 2014 - 11:47 AM

Yes May they are very yummy, Enjoy!

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Kelly Holliday July 25, 2014 - 12:52 AM

would you replace the walnuts with more almonds to make it nut free?

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Kelly July 25, 2014 - 10:53 AM

would you replace the walnuts with more almonds to make it nut free?

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kim October 13, 2015 - 10:26 AM

Both r nuts walnuts and almonds

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Katrina July 25, 2014 - 11:48 AM

What a great idea, Kelly!

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Kelly July 28, 2014 - 8:32 AM

So i made it but its a crumbly mess, i can still save it. Just wondering. i left the coffee out as i’m making it for the kids, 1tbs of instant coffee was that liquid or powder?

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Katrina July 28, 2014 - 10:54 AM

Oh no Kelly, I used coffee powder and really pressed it well into the container and left it in the fridge, sometimes I have left it all day before I slice it, perhaps you may need to leave it longer??

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Kelly Holliday July 28, 2014 - 1:26 PM

will do, i’ve packed it harder and i’ll leave it 24hrs.

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Katrina July 28, 2014 - 3:27 PM

Let me know how it turns out 🙂

kelly July 29, 2014 - 12:28 PM

i must have done something wrong because its still way crumbly, or perhaps the walnuts were needed? i only used almonds (added extra to make up for no walnuts). Maybe i needed more dates. I think i’ll try again another day. But now i have quite a tasty crumble, i think i’ll make some banana ice cream and use it as a topping. 🙂 thanks

Kim Fairfull July 28, 2014 - 11:39 PM

Could you leave the dates out

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Katrina July 29, 2014 - 8:26 AM

No Kim the dates are a really important element of the bites, helps to combine it all together.

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Boiled Eggs and Soldiers August 1, 2014 - 4:05 AM

I just made these, it’s still chilling but the crumbs were delicious! Got treats for the in-laws who are staying for the weekend sorted now thank you!

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House of Nicnax August 4, 2014 - 9:22 AM

Oh yum! These look delicious! Raw food is something that really interests me. I’m not brave enough to try to make any thing too complicated, but these seem easy enough! And to be truthful – you had me at “coffee” ! I think i’ll make these this week! Thanks for the recipe!
Nicole x
http://www.houseofnicnax.blogspot.com

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Carol February 11, 2015 - 1:08 PM

Kat, I made these last week and wasnt that thrilled with the taste of the walnuts – remembered I dont really like the flavour AFTER I made them! I just made them last night again with roasted hazelnuts instead and they are delicious! I tried making into balls and they were a bit dry so I added a small amount of condensed milk. I think next time I could try just some water to see if that is enough to ‘glue’ together. Also loved the apricot and the lemon balls. Thanks!

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife February 12, 2015 - 9:14 AM

That’s great, Carol. Yes i guess you can add any flavour nut, hazelnuts do sound very nice too.

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Suzanne May 30, 2015 - 4:10 PM

Made these finally today after reading the recipe lots of times when looking for ideas…so easy!! Thank you. Just waiting for my taste-tester (aka hubby) to give his opinion.
I had lots of crumbs when I cut it but pressed/rolled the crumbs together into balls. Might try it as balls next time.

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife June 1, 2015 - 8:48 AM

Hi Suzanne, Rolling them into balls is another great idea! I agree with you they are oh so yummy!, hope hubby enjoys them too.:)

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TrisH September 28, 2015 - 9:34 PM

How long will this keep in the fridge or can you freeze it?

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Kasia October 10, 2015 - 10:34 AM

This looks yummie but I’m having trouble finding Medjool dates. Are they fresh or dried? Can I use regular dried dates instead?

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Kay October 13, 2015 - 7:32 AM

The dates are in the fresh food section. Also if too dry add a little virgin coconut oil. I make many versions of this but to date never tried coffee.

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Judy March 30, 2018 - 6:47 AM

I always use ordinary dates, just soak in boiling water for 20 seconds and then place in a sieve to drain excess fluid. I work on the theory two normal dates equals one Medjool date.

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Susie August 8, 2016 - 12:18 PM

Hi, could i use anything else in this apart from nuts?

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Elise August 8, 2016 - 7:51 PM

Hi, my hubby is allergic to walnuts but other nuts are fine… Can you suggest an alternative for the recipe?

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife August 8, 2016 - 8:17 PM

Elise, I haven’t tried it, but you could try almonds or cashews, I use them frequently in bliss balls so I imagine they will bind with the date just like the walnuts.

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Vicki @ Boiled Eggs & Soldiers August 9, 2016 - 12:13 AM

Thank you for reminding me about these – I loved them when I made them before – must make them again it’s a great recipe.

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife August 9, 2016 - 12:35 AM

yes Vicki, you made them for your book club if I remember right? They are so good!

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Amanda June 18, 2017 - 12:16 PM

Could also had coconut oil to help bind

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Amanda June 18, 2017 - 12:17 PM

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Louise De Luca March 27, 2020 - 12:50 PM

Hello Katrina, I can use everything except the medjool dates, what could I replace these with. Following a Keto lifestyle.

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