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Dark Chocolate Energy Bites

A "nutritious and energizing snack." Perfect for travel days. Wrap them in foil candy paper, or parchment paper. Per Heidi Swanson, may be stored for a month.
Course Dessert / Snack
Cuisine American
Author Heidi Swanson


  • 24 ounces dark chocolate loosely chopped (use a good-quality dark chocolate, such as a 74% one.
  • 1 cut chopped mixed toasted nuts
  • 1 cup chopped dried fruit
  • ΒΌ cup sunflower seeds
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
  • toppings: bee or fennel pollen dried rose petals, flaky sea salt.
  • As to ingredients note that this recipe is very flexible. Dates, raisins, dried blueberries, all make good substitutions.


  1. Gently melt chocolate in a stainless steel mixing bowl over a saucepan of simmering water, simulating a double boiler.
  2. Melt the chocolate in a mixing bowl, and stir in most of the nuts, dried fruit, and seeds. Stir well.
  3. Pour into chocolate molds, lined muffin tins, or pan. Use whatever shape, size you like.
  4. Sprinkle with any topping you like and allow to set in a cool dark place for a few hours.