These gingerbread bites are a festive no-bake treat. They’re easy and quick to make and are totally paleo and AIP compliant!
So I love me some gingerbread! Sweet molasses and ginger spice is right up my alley.
I’m also a fan of easy and quick recipes, especially no-bake energy bites! So combining the two seemed like a no-brainer.
This recipe is perfect if you want a no-fuss Christmas treat – no messing around with gingerbread houses here! Plus, they’re are also healthy (although no one needs to know this)!
I’m telling you, it can certainly pass as a decadent rich truffle type treat, and would be awesome on a Christmas treat platter! Actually, I have several energy bite recipes that would be perfect on a holiday platter, such as:
I may just make all of these for Christmas!
What you need for these gingerbread bites
I prefer to use medjool dates. Make sure to remove the pits!
I love that these gingerbread bites include collagen!
Collagen is vital for healthy connective tissues (it’s basically what holds our bodies together), and is a great addition to your diet especially if you’re aiming to heal a leaky gut!
If you need to keep it coconut free, palm shortening would likely work!
Coconut flour would also work!
A teaspoon is all that’s needed. Blackstrap molasses is full of flavour and is really what gives the gingerbread flavour to these energy bites! So you don’t want to miss it!
Did you know cinnamon can help stabilize blood sugar levels? I love any cinnamon type treat, and since these bites a gingerbread flavour, cinnamon mixes in nicely!
I mean it’s gingerbread bites so you’re definitely going to need some ginger! Not fresh tho, ginger powder is what is used in this recipe.
Just a pinch – otherwise it’s too strong!
Just a pinch!
Coconut Butter Icing (Optional)
Now I made these with a coconut butter icing, but they taste great without it, so this is definitely optional! But if you want to dress them up, you just need a few ingredients for this this AIP icing:
- Coconut butter
- Maple Syrup
- Coconut milk
Clearly my icing skills need some work, hah! But it was fun and my kids helped out which they enjoyed!
These gingerbread bites are a festive no-bake treat. They're easy and quick to make and are totally paleo and AIP compliant!
- 6 medjool dates, pits removed
- 1/4 cup collagen
- 3 tbsp coconut oil
- 2 tbsp tigernut flour
- 1 tsp blackstrap molasses
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp ginger powder
- pinch mace
- pinch salt
Coconut Butter Icing
- 1/4 cup coconut butter
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 2 tbsp coconut milk
- Add all gingerbread bites ingredients to a blender or food processor. I used the vitamix. Process until texture is like wet sand.
- Scoop by the tablespoon and form into balls. Placing them on a parchment lined dish. Set aside.
- To make the coconut butter icing: microwave/warm the coconut butter slightly until it is soft. (I warm it in the microwave in 5 second intervals). Add the maple syrup and coconut milk. Stir vigorously. If it’s still too thick, add a bit more coconut milk, until it reaches a smooth icing consistency.
- Decorate the gingerbread bites with the coconut butter icing. To do this, I just added the icing to a small ziploc bag and snipped a corner, then gently squeezed the icing out onto the bites!
Store gingerbread bites in refrigerator!