Peanut Butter Energy Bite "Ice Cream Cones"

Peanut Butter Energy Bite "Ice Cream Cones"

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From: EatingWell.com, September 2017

These energy bites, dipped in chocolate and topped with graham crackers, look just like melty ice cream cones, but are packed with energizing protein for a healthier snack kids will love.

Ingredients 8 servings

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  • ¾ cup chopped Medjool dates
  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • ¼ cup natural peanut butter
  • ½ cup dark chocolate chips, melted
  • 2 rectangles whole-grain graham crackers, cut into 2-inch-long triangles
  • 1 teaspoon naturally dyed rainbow sprinkles

Preparation

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  1. Place dates in a small bowl. Cover with hot water; soak for 5 to 10 minutes. Drain.
  2. Combine softened dates, oats and peanut butter in a food processor; process until very finely chopped. With damp hands, roll into 8 balls (about 1 tablespoon each) and place in a pie pan. Freeze for 30 minutes.
  3. Remove from the freezer and cut a 1-inch long slit into the top of each ball (this is where the graham cracker "cone" will go).
  4. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Making sure to reserve some chocolate for dipping, spoon melted chocolate into 8 irregular circles on the paper (about 2 inches in diameter). Dip the bottom half (opposite of slit) of each ball in the remaining chocolate and place on top of the chocolate circles. Slide a graham cracker triangle into each slit with the point of the triangle facing up. Top with sprinkles. Allow chocolate to set before serving.
  • To make ahead: Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 "cone"
  • Per serving: 173 calories; 8 g fat(3 g sat); 3 g fiber; 22 g carbohydrates; 3 g protein; 4 mcg folate; 1 mg cholesterol; 13 g sugars; 21 IU vitamin A; 0 mg vitamin C; 18 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 52 mg sodium; 157 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings:
  • Exchanges: 1 fat, ½ fruit, ½ other carbohydrate, ½ starch

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