White Chocolate Energy Bites

white energy bites

White Chocolate Energy Bites are supercharged little bites of bliss, the creamy white chocolate is topped with colorful and crunchy dried fruits, nuts, and seeds ~ yum!

White chocolate rounds topped with healthy fruit, nuts, and seeds

My Dark Chocolate Detox Bites have been so popular, and they were such fun to make, I decided to make a white version!  Like the originals, these are sort of a cross between candy and trail mix.  I loaded them up with a crazy pile of nuts, seeds, and fruit, but feel free to be a little bit more restrained if you like.  I think it’s my job to give your creativity a kick start, but you should definitely make these your own.

white energy bites

These can’t claim to be quite as healthy as the originals because white ‘chocolate’ isn’t really chocolate at all, it doesn’t contain any cocoa solids, and so it doesn’t have any of those great antioxidants that dark chocolate is known for.  All that aside, these will give you a little boost of energy, or a little hit of satisfaction during that after dinner danger zone when you might otherwise demolish a whole pint of ice cream.

White Chocolate Energy Bites are little medallions of white confectionary topped with fruit, nuts, and seeds

This is another recipe where I’ve cleaned out the cabinet of all my little leftover bits and bobs.  Dried figs, pecans, goji berries…the choice is yours…if it fits on there, go for it.

Healthy add-ons for White Chocolate Energy Bites

Get all your add-ons chopped and ready beforehand, because once your chocolate is melted and poured, you’ll want to work fast before it sets up.  Press down slightly so the toppings adhere well, and after the chocolate is set you can stack, bag, or box them up.

White chocolate fruit and nut candies

I don’t often call out brands in my recipes, but in this case I recommend Nestle’s white chips because I think they melt without any of the issues that I sometimes have with real white chocolate.  Another way to go is to buy white bark or candy melts.  These are formulated especially for candy making and melt beautifully.  You can sometimes find them in larger supermarkets during the holidays, in the same section as your baking chocolates.  Each Energy Bite requires about an ounce of chocolate, so you can plan.

Cute as buttons, little rounds of white chocolate topped with healthy bits and pieces of fruit, nuts, and seeds

For reference I used dried figs, pineapple, papaya, cranberries, goji berries, and blueberries for the fruit.  For nuts I used Spanish peanuts, pecans, hazelnuts, almonds and pistachios.  The seeds are chia, hemp, and pumpkin.  There’s also some toasted coconut on there.

White Chocolate Energy Bites

Yield: makes 12 candies

Ingredients

  • 12 oz bag of white chocolate chips (I recommend Nestle, they melt the easiest)
  • assorted nuts such as pecans, almonds, hazelnuts
  • assorted dried fruit such as figs, apricots, pineapple, raisins
  • assorted seeds such as flax seeds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, chia and hemp seeds

Instructions

  1. Finely chop the nuts and the dried fruit so they are of a size that will fit on top of the bites. Leave the seeds whole.
  2. Lay out a sheet of parchment or waxed paper to work on.
  3. Put the chips in a microwave safe bowl and microwave on high for one minute. Remove and let sit for 30 seconds, then stir. If all the chips aren't completely melted, microwave for another short burst and stir until they are.
  4. Use a tablespoon to spoon out a blob of chocolate, and nudge it into a circle shape. Work with one at a time and add the fruit, nuts, and seeds to to top. Press down just slightly to assure that they stick.
  5. When all the chocolates have hardened, remove them from the paper and store in an airtight container, at room temperature or in the refrigerator.
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White Chocolate Energy Bites are the healthy way to do dessert!

18 Comments

  • Reply
    June
    December 16, 2016 at 1:59 am

    How long can they be left outside the fridge?

    • Reply
      Sue
      December 16, 2016 at 8:39 am

      Hi June ~ they can be kept at cool room temperature without any issues.

  • Reply
    Aenun Nadifah
    May 5, 2016 at 9:04 am

    very beautiful !! They really look perfect

    • Reply
      Sue
      May 5, 2016 at 10:21 am

      Thanks Aenun!

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    Toni | BoulderLocavore
    September 11, 2015 at 4:42 pm

    These are each little works of art! Your eye for color and texture is impeccable Sue and your food is always so alluring thanks to that!

  • Reply
    grace
    September 8, 2015 at 7:28 am

    beautiful rainbow of colors, as usual! i love me some white chocolate (and some extra energy doesn’t hurt either). :)

  • Reply
    Jennifer @ Seasons and Suppers
    September 7, 2015 at 5:03 am

    So pretty! What perfect little treats :)

  • Reply
    Jennifer Farley
    September 6, 2015 at 6:40 pm

    These are SO beautiful! They would be such a lovely gift. Bookmarking for the holidays.

  • Reply
    cheri
    September 6, 2015 at 1:13 pm

    Love all the colors and textures, this would be wonderful to serve along with the dark chocolate ones around the holidays!!

  • Reply
    Cathy at Wives with Knives
    September 6, 2015 at 9:20 am

    What a colorful and creative way to use up the bits of fruits and nuts that accumulate in my baking cupboard. This is a fantastic idea, Sue, and I know my family would think they are getting very special treats.

  • Reply
    Barbara @ Barbara Bakes
    September 6, 2015 at 5:04 am

    Such a fun, colorful way to eat fruit and nuts.

    • Reply
      Sue
      September 6, 2015 at 8:30 am

      thanks Barbara!

  • Reply
    denise@magnoliaverandad
    September 6, 2015 at 3:25 am

    What a goodidea for cleaning up bits andpieces in the pantry. How colourful, very inviting and not so naughty.

  • Reply
    Laura (Tutti Dolci)
    September 5, 2015 at 10:37 pm

    So pretty, love the white chocolate version!

  • Reply
    Monique
    September 5, 2015 at 12:41 pm

    These are just as beautiful.

  • Reply
    Chris Scheuer
    September 5, 2015 at 11:35 am

    These may not be quite as healthy as your dark chocolate ones but they’re just as fun and pretty – and I really want one now! Love how easy they are too!

    • Reply
      Sue
      September 5, 2015 at 11:55 am

      Not quite as healthy, but I couldn’t resist all the colors against the white!

  • Reply
    Lynn | The Road to Honey
    September 5, 2015 at 11:34 am

    These are such little works of art. I love how fun and colorful they are.

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