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Hearty Cocoa Hemp Bites

Hemp has so many uses, and acting as a delicious snack is one of them! High in beneficial omega 3 and 6 fatty acids and protein, hemp hearts are an easy and quick bite for a burst of protein and energy. These vegan, no cook energy balls add some sweetness and flavor to the hearts and are incredibly simple to whip up.


  • 1 cup oats, rolled or quick (I used GF)
  • 1/2 cup hemp hearts
  • 6 medjool dates, pitted and chopped
  • 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, optional
  • pinch of salt, optional


  1. Place all ingredients in a food processor, and blend. Add a dash of water, around one tablespoon.
  2. Don’t fret if the dough feels sticky-- it will harden up in the fridge. Plus, the stickiness is perfect for the outside coating. If you really feel as though the mixture is too wet, add a pinch of oats. Dryer bites will be chewy and crunchy while a moister mixture will have a cookie dough consistency. Perfect either way!
  3. Roll the dough into balls with around a 1 inch diameter.
  4. Finishing touch: Roll your new energy bites in hemp seeds, coconut, cinnamon and cacao powder. Make sure to tap off any excess powder stuck to the dough.
  5. Put it in the refrigerator and eat within 1 – 2 weeks. For long term storage, a freezer will keep these delicious little snacks for around 3-4 months.
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