Carob Energy Bites

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These 4 ingredients Carob Energy Bites are so easy to prepare and irresistible, made with carob a healthier alternative to chocolate, coconut, almonds, and sweetened with maple syrup.

Carob Energy Bites


Carob Energy Bites

These melt in your mouth no-bake energy balls are only made with 4 ingredients. They are vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, refined-sugar-free, caffeine-free and protein packed.  

Ingredients For Carob Energy Bites

Energy bites are a combination of protein. healthy fats, carbohydrates and are high in fiber.

  • Almonds
  • Shredded Coconut
  • Carob Powder
  • Maple Syrup

Carob Powder For Carob Energy Bites

What Is Carob?

Carob is a flowering evergreen tree that is native to the Meditteranean, its edible ripe pod contains a sweet pulp that is dried, roasted and ground into a powder.

What is Carob Powder?

Carob powder is the dried, roasted and grounded powder carob. it can be used as a one to one replacement in recipes that has cocoa.

Carob Vs Chocolate

Although carob powder has similarities in looks and flavor to the chocolate. Carob powder is sweeter, lighter in color, caffeine free. Cacao or chocolate has a stronger flavor.

Carob Health Benefits

The main benefit of carob as a chocolate substitute is that carob doesn’t contain caffeine or theobromine. Both of these are stimulants. 

These stimulants can cause adverse effects when eaten in excess, resulting in symptoms such as sleeplessness and anxiety.

Carob has three more times calcium than chocolate and is also lower in fat.

How To Make Carob Energy Bites

They are so easy to make in a food processor, add almonds and coconut and process until finely ground. Scrape down mixture on the sides of the food processor, using a spatula.

Add carob powder and maple syrup and process until mixture begins to stick together. Remove and form mixture into balls.

Coat with shredded coconut or carob powder and serve immediately or refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Vegan Carob Energy Bites

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(Per portion)
  • Energy: 88 kcal / 368 kJ
  • Fat: 5 g
  • Protein: 2 g
  • Carbs: 9 g

Cooking Time

  • Preparation: 5 min
  • Ready in: 5 min
  • For:
  • 14 Servings



  1. Place almonds and coconut in a food processor and process until finely ground. Push down mixture along the sides of the food processor, using a spatula.
  2. Add carob powder and maple syrup and process until mixture begins to clump together. Remove from food processor and form into balls by rolling between the palm of your hands.
  3. Roll into shredded coconut and serve immediately or refrigerate for 30 minutes.
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Michelle Blackwood, RN

Hi, I’m Michelle, I’m the voice, content creator and photographer behind Healthier Steps. I share vegan and gluten-free recipes because of past health issues. My goal is to help you make healthier choices and show you how healthy eating is easy and delicious.

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  1. Mag
    February 4, 2021

    These look pretty tasty. Question. Is the shredded coconut unsweetened? I’m guessing it is because of the maple syrup(?). Anyway, I look forward to making them soon. Thanks.

  2. SLG
    May 9, 2020

    Hi! Can I replace the almonds with any other nuts? Thanks

    • Michelle Blackwood, RN
      May 9, 2020

      Yes you can, how about pecans or walnuts.

      • SLG
        May 11, 2020

        Cheers! I made them today with Brazil nuts. Delicious! Thanks.
        I will try them with pecan and walnuts in the future. It’s a great recipe!

  3. Jade
    January 17, 2019

    Love taking these to work with me as a snack

    • Michelle Blackwood
      January 17, 2019

      I’m glad you love them, thank you for your feedback Jade.