These energy balls taste just like After Eight Chocolate Mint Sticks!
Golden Valley Date Paste, diced into
½ cup Organic pumpkin seed protein powder*
¾ cup Raw cocoa powder
¼ cup Cocoa nibs
2 tsp Organic peppermint extract
*To make date paste, pulverize 500g of pitted dates in a food processor!
In a large bowl, combine the date paste, pumpkin protein, half of the cocoa powder, cocoa nibs and peppermint extract. Using your hands, knead the dry ingredients into the date paste. Pretend you are kneading bread!
Place the remaining cocoa powder into a shallow dish. Scoop 1 tablespoon of date mixture and gently roll between the palm of your hands to form a uniform sphere. Coat with cocoa powder and place onto mini paper liners. Repeat with the remaining mixture. Pick-me up bites can be frozen for up to 1 month and eaten as a pre or post-workout snack.