These chocolate swirl energy bites are a fun and delicious way to boost your energy and get extra protein on the go! They’re refined sugar-free, paleo, and can be made to be AIP.

Energy bites served on plate

Chocolate Swirl Energy Bites

I always have energy bites on hand in the freezer for a quick, easy-to-grab, protein-filled snack! These Chocolate Swirl Energy Bites are made with almond flour, coconut sugar, cocoa, and a nut-butter layer with collagen peptides. They are grain-free, dairy-free, and refined sugar-free and are perfect for after-school snacks or busy days on the go.

The Ingredients Needed for Chocolate Swirl Energy Bites

  • Chocolate layer. You’ll combine almond flour, coconut sugar, cocoa powder, and coconut oil for this.
  • Almond flour. I like to use the brand Anthony’s or Bob’s Red Mill.
  • Ground flaxseed. 
  • Coconut oil.
  • Maple syrup.
  • Collagen Peptides. You could also sub vanilla protein powder instead.
  • Almond butter.

How to make Chocolate Swirl Energy Bites

  • Combine the ingredients for the chocolate layer and mix well. Set aside.
  • Combine the ingredients for the nut butter layer, stirring well to ensure the ingredients are fully incorporated.
  • Fold the two layers together. Add the chocolate layer mixture to the bowl with the nut butter mixture and use a rubber spatula to gently fold the two layers together. You don’t want to over mix.
  • Form the energy bites and place them onto the parchment-lined plate. Place in the fridge for 10-15 minutes to set.
  • Serve chilled, or transfer to the freezer to store for 3-4 months.

Energy bites served on plate

How would you make this recipe AIP?

To make this AIP compliant…

  • Sub Tigernut flour for the almond flour
  • Omit the flax
  • Sub tigernut butter for the almond butter
  • Sub carob powder for the cocoa powder

How long can you keep these in the fridge?

You can keep them in the fridge for 3-4 days, or freeze them for longer!

Can you leave these out?

These are best chilled so they stay solid, so if you do take them on the go, try to bring an ice pack or keep them in the fridge.

Energy bite held between fingers with a bite taken out

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Chocolate Swirl Energy Bites


  • Author: Michelle
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 15 min
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 9 servings 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Ingredients

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Chocolate layer

  • 3 tbsp almond flour (see notes for AIP)
  • 2 tsp coconut sugar
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil, melted

Nut butter layer

  • 1/2 cup + 2 tbsp almond flour
  • 2 tsp ground flax seed
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • 4 tbsp collagen peptides (sub a protein powder of your choice)
  • 1/2 cup creamy almond butter
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extra
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt

Instructions

  1. Combine the ingredients for the chocolate layer and mix well. Set aside.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine the ingredients for the nut butter layer, stirring well to ensure the ingredients are fully incorporated.
  3. Add the chocolate layer mixture to the bowl with the nut butter mixture and use a rubber spatula to gently fold the two layers together. You don’t want to over mix.
  4. Prepare a plate lined with parchment paper. Roll the mixture into balls and place it onto the parchment-lined plate. Place in the fridge for 10-15 minutes to set.
  5. Serve chilled, or transfer to the freezer to store for 3-4 months.

Notes

All nutritional facts are estimated and will vary.

To make this AIP compliant…

  • Sub Tigernut flour for the almond flour
  • Omit the flax
  • Sub tigernut butter for the almond butter
  • Sub carob powder for the cocoa powder
  • Method: No-bake

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 bite
  • Calories: 234
  • Fat: 14.5g
  • Carbohydrates: 10.4g
  • Fiber: 2.2g
  • Protein: 10g