FOR THE BITES – 1 cup (99g) chocolate protein powder – 2/3 cup + 1 tbsp (207g total) natural almond butter – 3 Tbsp (52g) honey – 1 Tbsp (8g) cocoa powder – 1/4 tsp salt – 1/4 tsp peppermint extract FOR THE TOPPING (OPTIONAL) – 1/4 cup (54g) dark chocolate chips, melted – 1/2 tsp coconut oil – 1/4 cup (41g) crushed candy canes (~3 canes)
FOR THE BITES 1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 2. Mix all ingredients (except for optional drizzle ingredients) in a large bowl. Don’t be afraid to use your hands! 3. Roll dough into 1 Tbsp balls and place onto baking sheet. Dough may be slightly crumbly. Squeeze dough ball in your hands and it should stick together! If not, add a tablespoon of almond butter or honey. 4. Place bites into the fridge while you make the drizzle. If you are skipping the drizzle, enjoy!
FOR THE TOPPING (OPTIONAL) 1. Melt chocolate chips in a small microwave-safe dish for 60 seconds. If not fully melted, continue to microwave in 15-second intervals until melted. 2. Stir in coconut oil. 3. Using a small whisk or fork, drizzle chocolate onto bites. 4. Immediately sprinkle with crushed candy cane pieces (the chocolate will start to harden quickly if the bites are cold!). 5. Enjoy!