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Peppermint Fudge No Bake Energy Bites

You’ll love this fun holiday spin on healthy no bake energy bites!  My No Bake Peppermint Fudge Energy Bites recipe tastes amazing and is the perfect healthy holiday treat.

Peppermint Fudge No Bake Energy Bites Recipe - healthy festive bites of chocolate fun!/ Running in a Skirt

Hi guys,

Every year I struggle with finding the right balance of sharing fun holiday treats, but also keeping them mostly healthy.  I know we all fight the battle of having ten million un-healthy options around us everyday, but it is especially hard this time of year.  The cookie trays, hot chocolate and chocolate is everywhere.  And while there is a time and place for all of those it’s also nice to have some healthy options up your sleeve.

My Peppermint Fudge No Bake Energy Bite recipe is a NOT so guilty indulgence you can actually feel good about.

Peppermint Fudge No Bake Energy Bites Recipe - healthy festive bites of chocolate fun!/ Running in a Skirt

The batter of the bite is made of almonds and dates.  It’s an unlikely but yummy combination that brings a big nutritional boost to these festive finds.  The dates are naturally sweet so you don’t need any added sugar.  The almonds are filling and have protein.

Peppermint Fudge No Bake Energy Bites Recipe - healthy festive bites of chocolate fun!/ Running in a Skirt

My Peppermint Fudge No Bake Energy Bite recipe is filled out and held together by coconut oil.  It’s flavored with chocolate, vanilla and just a touch of peppermint.

The candy crumbles are more of a garnish than anything, but they sure are fun.  I’ll warn you though, adding them makes a mess. I was covered in them when I was taking these pictures!

It was worth it though for these tasty bites.

Peppermint Fudge No Bake Energy Bites Recipe - healthy festive bites of chocolate fun!/ Running in a Skirt

I’m not against eating full fat and fabulous desserts a few times around the holidays, but these will hold you over in between helpings of the real deal.

I’ve got to tell you though, all this peppermint is making me want to turn on Elf and watch it on repeat all weekend?  Who’s in?


Peppermint Fudge No Bake Energy Bites Recipe - healthy festive bites of chocolate fun!/ Running in a Skirt

Peppermint Fudge No Bake Energy Bites

Julie Wunder
A holiday spin on healthy no bake energy bites!
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Healthy
Servings 9 bites
Calories 129 kcal


  • 1/2 cup cup raw almonds
  • 1/3 cup pitted medjool dates, about 6
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon mini dark chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup crushed peppermint


  • Put almonds in a food processor and chop.
  • Add the dates and blend well.
  • Add the cocoa powder, vanilla extract. peppermint extract, and coconut oil. Blend for several minutes until starting to combine. Add a couple drops of water if necessary to help it move.
  • Add the chocolate chips and pulse a few final times to combine well. You don't want to pulverize the chocolate though.
  • Take a heaping teaspoon of the mixture in your hand and roll into a ball. The coconut oil will soften and it will be very messy. The warmth of your hand will allow the coconut oil to help bind the bite. You will end up pushing it more together than actually rolling it. While it is still warm press into the peppermint.
  • Allow the finished bites to set in the fridge for 30 minutes to re-solidify the coconut oil.


Store these Christmas Energy Bites in an airtight container in the fridge.


Calories: 129kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 3gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 10mgPotassium: 102mgFiber: 2gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 8IUCalcium: 46mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Christmas Energy Bites, Peppermint Fudge No Bake Energy Bites
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Your turn!

Are you in the Christmas spirit yet?

Do you try to eat healthy holiday treats or small portions of the real deal?  I do both- lol!

By | 2020-07-23T15:15:20-04:00 November 29th, 2017|All Vegetarian, Dessert, Food|49 Comments


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  17. Emily @ Pizza & Pull-Ups December 1, 2017 at 6:37 am - Reply

    This sounds like a great healthier treat option!

  18. Paul December 1, 2017 at 3:29 am - Reply

    They look so festive and Christmas like… they would look good just hanging on a Christmas tree! haha. But I rather eat them cause they do look very yummy! Trying to stay healthy on Christmas is very hard. Thanks for sharing!

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  20. Emily Swanson November 30, 2017 at 11:30 am - Reply

    I LOVE how they are crusted with peppermint!

  21. Maureen November 30, 2017 at 7:11 am - Reply

    These look so good Julie!

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  26. Ilka December 21, 2015 at 8:15 pm - Reply

    I love how you made no-bake energy balls so fun for the holidays! Pinning! Happy Holidays!

  27. Rachel December 21, 2015 at 9:06 am - Reply

    You had me at “peppermint fudge.” Thanks for linking up and adding a pound to my waistline! Haha 😉

  28. Michelle | A Dish of Daily Life December 18, 2015 at 12:42 am - Reply

    I’ve been meaning to try making energy bites for the longest time! These look fabulous!

  29. dixya | food, pleasure, and health December 14, 2015 at 5:54 pm - Reply

    i have all of the ingredients listed here so will definitely be making this soon!

  30. Angela @ Happy Fit Mama December 7, 2015 at 8:03 pm - Reply

    These are so pretty! My kids would go ga-ga over these. And of course, I would too!

  31. You had me at chocolate peppermint! yum thanks for linking up today for Meatless monday

  32. Melissa @ Freeing Imperfections December 7, 2015 at 8:15 am - Reply

    These look amazing! They are just calling my name! I love peppermint anything.

  33. Jess @hellotofit December 5, 2015 at 10:28 pm - Reply

    Almonds and dates….sounds like a perfect combo to me!! Add all the rest? I’m drooooling.

  34. Heather @Fit 'N' Cookies December 5, 2015 at 9:06 pm - Reply

    I JUST got a bag of dates. So many recipes call for them, but I’ve never tried them before. I know, how dare I. I actually just got done watching Elf 🙂 It’s such a good movie! These look delicious. Can you send some my way 😉

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  36. Sue @ This Mama Runs for Cupcakes December 3, 2015 at 8:34 pm - Reply

    I’m not really a fan of dates but I may give them a shot for these…I love peppermint!

  37. Mandi Korn December 3, 2015 at 7:07 pm - Reply

    Yummy…..Im going to have to make these and let you know how they turn out.

  38. Jenny December 3, 2015 at 10:30 am - Reply

    Mmmmm! Chocolate and peppermint is my favorite festive combo! I’m leery of splenda, but I’ll admit to enjoying more than a couple of Starbucks’ new Skinny Peppermint Mocha already this year… so good! I’m super excited about your party dress post tomorrow–this year our calendar is FULL of parties…bring it on!

  39. Lauren Gaskill | Making Life Sweet December 3, 2015 at 9:51 am - Reply

    5 stars
    OMG Julie. These are AH-MAZ-ING! I want like 10 of them! Pinning!

  40. Stacie @ SimplySouthernStacie December 3, 2015 at 8:53 am - Reply

    You knocked it out of the park with this recipe today! I love a good peppermint/chocolate combo this time of year : )

  41. [email protected] December 3, 2015 at 8:53 am - Reply

    Chocolate and peppermint is one of my favorite combos ever! I am adding these to our Christmas treat list for sure!
    I try to healthify some of our Christmas treats, but others I leave alone. Tradition and all, you know!

  42. Gretchen | Gretchruns December 3, 2015 at 8:20 am - Reply

    These are so pretty! They almost look like Christmas decorations..too pretty to eat 🙂 To be honest, I eat whatever I want for the holidays! If I feel like trying a slice of every pie available I’m all for it 🙂

  43. Susie @ SuzLyfe December 3, 2015 at 7:26 am - Reply

    I’m with you–I do both. Because otherwise, what is the point! And peppermint is such a great mood lifter. If only everyone in the world had peppermint…

  44. Blane Sherer December 3, 2015 at 7:14 am - Reply

    Your blog today certainly makes the move toward Christmas !
    It will be here before you know it.

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