These Vanilla Espresso Almond Butter Energy Bites come in handy when you need more than just a cup of joe in the morning! Filled with hearty oats, almond butter, coffee and white chocolate chips; they are a healthy snack or treat!
Lately, I have found myself finding more and more of a reason to head to Target.
But in all reality, do we really need a reason to go there? I head in for something simple, like toothpaste and come out with three new nail polishes, a must-have pair of boots for the fall, a tub of Justin’s vanilla almond butter, and a cart full of toys for Aiden. And don’t forget about that brightly colored kitchen rug.
I walk out, feeling dazed and confused. How did that just happen? Insert, those little birdies flying around my head as if I just got beat up on. What vortex did I just walk into?
Can we just rename the store to ‘Just hand over your wallet. You will never leave for under $100.” Doesn’t quite roll off the tongue…
Ever since being home with Aiden, I am finding ways to get out of the house some days. So let’s go to Target, buddy! You’ll love it there! It’s where everyone knows your name! Wait, that’s a bar called Cheers…right?
No matter what I go in for, I will always leave with way more. And I secretly try to hide and put everything away before the hubs gets home so I don’t have to see him roll his eyes at me. Men. They will never understand.
You want to know something that men will get? These Vanilla Espresso Almond Butter Energy Bites. They taste like dessert!
It’s no secret I love energy bites. I have quite a few variations here on the blog; cranberry white chocolate, pumpkin pie cookie dough, fruit and nut trail mix, and chocolate peanut butter cup! You will always find a stash in my fridge. Since I currently can’t have sugar besides natural forms, these little babies are my daily dessert! They are extremely versatile, hold for weeks and you can play with the endless flavors!
Since making this vanilla espresso almond butter, I have been adding it to nearly everything. I love it for its creaminess, slightly sweetness and the fact that there is a java kick! I prefer to roll the Almond Butter Energy Bites into smaller balls so I can grab two or so after lunch for that sweet tooth. I can justify having more since they are tiny. You know, like, “oh just one bite!” Then another, and another…
Then another, and another…before realizing the stash is gone and your fingers are covered in almond butter. No guilt here, though. These Almond Butter Energy Bites are filled with wholesome, healthy ingredients! Just as I justify my weekly Target trips, I can justify these babies all day long!
Items I used to make this recipe:
These Vanilla Almond Butter Latte Energy Bites come in handy when you need more than just a cup of joe in the morning! Filled with hearty oats, almond butter, coffee and white chocolate chips; they are a healthy snack or treat!
5 minPrep Time
30 minCook Time
35 minTotal Time
- 11/2 cups old fashioned oats
- 1/4 cup vanilla whey protein powder (or ground flaxseed)
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon instant coffee
- 1/2 cup almond butter (or my homemade vanilla espresso almond butter )
- 1/2 cup maple syrup (or honey)
- 1/4 cup white chocolate chips
- In a medium bowl, mix together the oats, protein powder, salt, and coffee.
- In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the almond butter and maple syrup. Microwave for 30 seconds. Stir and microwave for 20 seconds, or until mixture is easily combined when stirred. Stir until fully incorporated.
- Add almond butter mixture to oat mixture. Stir until mixed.
- Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
- When dough is firm, roll into 20 balls.
- Store in an airtight container.
*Cook time refers to chill time.
*Bites will hold for 2 weeks in fridge.
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