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Chocolatey Fonio Energy Bites

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October 14, 2020 by Max Baroni

These half-baked nutty energy balls are a perfect breakfast or on-the-go snack. They’re irresistibly delicious and packed with nutritious, simple ingredients. Enjoy for up to a week in the fridge.


Makes 20 bites
    • ¼  cup dry Yolélé fonio, cooked according to package
    • 13  pitted medjool dates
    • ⅔  cup walnuts or pecans
    • tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
    • tablespoon almond or peanut butter
    • ¼  teaspoon flaky sea salt + a pinch for garnishing
    • ½  teaspoon cinnamon


      • 01 .  

        Preheat the oven to 350°F.

      • 02 .  

        Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spread cooked fonio evenly on it. Bake for 15 minutes, and let cool.

      • 03 .  

        Add all ingredients except fonio to the food processor and blend until well mixed, about 20 seconds.

      • 04 .  

        Add the toasted fonio to the food processor and pulse just until evenly distributed. The dough should be soft and stick together if you pinch it between your fingers.

      • 05 .  

        Remove the dough and form small bite sized balls with your hands.

      • 06 .  

        Sprinkle with flaky salt, Enjoy!


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