Chickpea Energy Bites

Makes 12 servings (3 energy bites per serving)

 Ingredients

  • ½ cup dried cranberries (see note)
  • ¼ cup mini chocolate chips (optional)
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 cup chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1¼ cups rolled oats
  • ¾ cup peanut butter, or alternative nut/seed butter

Preparation

  1. Add dried cranberries, chocolate chips and maple syrup to food processor and process until finely chopped.
  2. Add chickpeas and process until smooth.
  3. Add rolled oats and peanut butter. Continue blending until you get a dough-like consistency.
  4. Roll into 1 tbsp balls. Refrigerate or freeze leftover energy bites in a sealed container.

Note: Other dried fruits will work in this recipe as well. Raisins, dates or apricots will work best.

Nutritional analysis per serving: 202 calories, 10 g fat, 7 g protein, 24 g carbohydrate (20 g available carbohydrate), 4 g fibre, 4 mg sodium

My Viva Plan® Servings: 2 grains and starch, 1 protein