No-Bake Peppermint Chocolate Bites

These No-Bake Peppermint Chocolate Bites are simple, healthy and ready in minutes. This gluten-free recipe would make a great addition to your holiday cookie tray! 

These No-Bake Peppermint Chocolate Bites are simple, healthy and ready in minutes. This gluten-free recipe would make a great addition to your holiday cookie tray!

*Originally published 12/2015. Republished 11/2018*

Hi friends!

It’s officially been almost 3 years since I first shared these No-Bake Peppermint Chocolate Bites and they are still a HUGE favorite of mine. I actually make them year round, usually sans candy cane or white chocolate drizzle, but now that the holiday season has rolled around again, I plan to enjoy adding those crushed candy canes to my next few batches!

These bites come together super quickly, are full of mint flavor and require just a few ingredients!

Here’s how you make them:

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No-Bake Peppermint Chocolate Bites

These No-Bake Peppermint Chocolate Bites are simple, healthy and ready in minutes. This gluten-free recipe would make a great addition to your holiday cookie tray!

  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: approximately 16 balls

Ingredients

  • 1 cup almonds
  • 1/2 cup pepitas (shelled pumpkin seeds)
  • 1 cup dates, pitted and chopped
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 3/4 tsp peppermint extract
  • 2-4 Tbsp milk – dairy or non-dairy (you could also use water)
  • Optional coating: crushed candy canes & melted white chocolate

Instructions

  1. Put almonds and pepitas in a food processor and pulse until well chopped.
  2. Add dates and pulse several times to chop.
  3. Add cocoa powder, peppermint extract and milk (or water) and process until well combined. (I’d start with 2 Tbsp of liquid and add more if needed.
  4. Form mixture into balls. Mixture will be a little bit wet and slightly sticky.
  5. Roll in crushed candy canes or drizzle with white chocolate if desired.
  6. Store in the fridge or freezer.
  7. Enjoy!

Notes

– You can eat these straight out of the freezer if you like them super cold.
– Feel free to sub in your favorite nuts or seeds.
– If you want an even sweeter treat, sub 1 Tbsp maple syrup for 1 Tbsp milk

Aren’t they just so freaking festive?! Makes me want to eat the whole batch ASAP. Also keep in mind that if you like mint and want to forego the candy canes, you could eat these as mint chocolate energy bites year round!

These No-Bake Peppermint Chocolate Bites are simple, healthy and ready in minutes. This gluten-free recipe would make a great addition to your holiday cookie tray!

I enjoyed mine straight out of the freezer, but they also do fine stored in the fridge. They don’t really freeze all the way through so you can easily bite into them even right when you take them out.

These No-Bake Peppermint Chocolate Bites are simple, healthy and ready in minutes. This gluten-free recipe would make a great addition to your holiday cookie tray! 

 


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–Lindsay–