TigerNut Carob Energy Bites

Makes about 15 TigerNut Carob Energy Bites

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup chopped tigernuts
  • 1/2 cup carob powder
  • 1/2 cup raw sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 cup almond butter
  • 1/2 cup cashews
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • Pinch of salt

Step One

Combine all ingredients (except tigernuts in a food processor) and process until you have a completely smooth texture. Tip: Add the carob powder into the processor first, then load all the other ingredients on top. I Just saved your kitchen from becoming coated in a thin layer of black dust.

Carob Powder? If you’ve never worked with this ingredient before, it’s very similar to cocoa powder but it comes from a totally different plant. Also, the flavor is more bitter and more sweet, all at once. It’s an awesome ingredient in recipes like this one, but you could easily substitute cocoa powder if needed.

Step Two

Loosely chop about a cup of the tigernuts with a sharp knife, add them to the processor, and just pulse until incorporated. I like to chop the tigernuts before adding them to the processor because they have a tendency to get stuck in the blades if simply added whole. 

Step Three

At this point, the mixture should be very sticky. Remove it from the processor and press firmly into a parchment-lined 8×8 baking dish (or something similar) and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. Once hardened, use a knife, pizza cutter, or dough scraper to cut into little squares. 

For best results, store in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to a week.

Recipe created by One Ingredient Chef



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