4-Ingredient Spirulina Chocolate Energy Bites for Dessert

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These spirulina chocolate bites are one of my favorite grab-and-go treats. They’re simple to make and so much more delicious than anything store-bought. You can make them entirely from natural, organic ingredients without artificial flavors, preservatives, or added sugar.

These little bites of heaven are supercharged with spirulina, with its purported immune-boosting properties that pack a nutritional punch. While spirulina has an acquired taste, you’ll be relieved to know that this vibrant green-hued algae is pretty well disguised in my recipe.

With a healthy dose of organic cacao, I was able to mask it in my chocolates, so much so that it’s almost undetectable! Cacao also boosts my energy and improves focus, making these chocolatey morsels the ultimate superfood-packed treat to give me the energy I need to power through the day.

Preparing these at home is quicker than you think. In just 25 minutes, you’ll have a bittersweet and energizing treat that’s perfect even for those on a keto diet. They’re great as an afternoon pick-me-up, a post-workout snack, and the perfect dessert to end any meal.

I like making them on the weekend, so I have something convenient to snack on during the week when life gets busy. They also make the perfect homemade gift for the healthy snackers in your life!

Ready to get your algae on? Keep reading for the full recipe details.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Healthy chocolate. Sounds like a dream come true, right? My spirulina chocolate bites deliver exactly that: a nutrient-dense treat for chocolate connoisseurs with pure, natural, superfood ingredients that offer long-lasting energy. I’m sure you’ll love this recipe as much as I do! Here’s why:

  • Simple ingredients: The recipe calls for ingredients that are accessible and easy to find at home and in most health stores.
  • Budget-friendly: Fresher and cheaper than any store-bought chocolate; even more affordable if you have a local source for quality cacao products.
  • Short prep and cooking time: Ready to serve in less than 30 minutes – no baking required!
  • Basic kitchen equipment: Make homemade chocolate bites using common kitchen tools like a mixing bowl, spatula, chocolate molds, and a makeshift double boiler for melting the cacao butter.
  • Easy-to-follow directions: Prepare a batch of spirulina chocolates by following six simple, straightforward steps. 
Keto chocolate bites with spirulina. Primal edge health.

How to Make Spirulina Chocolate Bites

This spirulina chocolate recipe yields six servings but may vary depending on your mold of choice. In just 25 minutes, you have a delicious dessert loaded with nutrients from spirulina and cacao. I suggest making a double batch because they’ll disappear fast!

Scroll to the bottom of this post for a printable recipe card with a full list of ingredients, measurements, and step-by-step instructions to make these deliciously decadent sugar-free spirulina chocolate bites.

Ingredients You Need

I’m a big fan of no-bake chocolates and enjoy playing around with different flavors and ingredients – superfoods included! These spirulina chocolate bites taste divine and are made with just a few ingredients. See for yourself!

  • Salt
  • Vanilla extract
  • Spirulina powder
  • Sweetener: Use Lakanto’s powdered sweetener to keep your chocolates free from refined sugar, added sugar, and artificial sugars. This sweetener is a combination of monkfruit and erythritol that blends well with the cacao mixture without leaving a grainy texture.
  • Cacao butter: Gives a smooth and creamy texture that improves the mouthfeel of the chocolate bites, making it more indulgent.
  • Cacao powder: Brings that rich, authentic chocolate flavor to the bites while disguising the earthy taste of spirulina. If you don’t have a local source, you can purchase online from Wildly Organic.

Using high-quality cacao makes the taste of your chocolates truly exceptional. Living in Ecuador (known in the chocolate world for its heirloom cacao seed) has allowed me to source superior cacao products that are a cut above the rest. I’m talking artisanal cacao beans that are 100% organic and biodynamically grown in old shade-growth forests.

Spirulina chocolate pieces covered in chocolate powder.

Step-By-Step Instructions

There couldn’t be a better way to reap the health benefits of spirulina, which is thought to have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits. Combined with energy-boosting cacao, these spirulina chocolate bites are a powerhouse! 

They’re a great on-the-go snack or dessert to keep you going in between meals. Make a weekly batch and keep them in the fridge to enjoy throughout the day, or take some with you when you’re out and about.

With whole-food ingredients brought together in a few simple steps, this 25-minute recipe is easy to pull together. No cooking experience is needed – you’ll see!

  1. Prep the ingredients. In a double boiler, gently melt the cacao butter over low heat, while stirring all the powders in a separate bowl.
  2. Make the chocolate mixture. Mix melted butter with dry ingredients, stirring well until everything is fully combined.
  3. Shape into morsels and chill. Pour the mixture into chocolate molds or a freezer-safe container, then chill in the fridge or freezer until completely solid. Once ready, remove from the molds or break into small pieces.

Making homemade chocolates has never been simpler! If you like this recipe, you’ll also enjoy these easy cacao butter recipes.


Like many guilt-free chocolate recipes, these spirulina chocolate bites are versatile. Feel free to experiment with various healthy ingredients to create a fun and completely addicting dessert. Here are some of my favorite ideas:

  • Try various mineral-rich salts like Himalayan pink salt and Cyprus flake salt to bring a unique flavor to your bites.
  • If you don’t have spirulina powder on hand, replace it with chlorella powder (though it tastes slightly different).
  • If you can’t access Lakanto products, substitute with equal amounts of powdered erythritol, or liquid stevia drops to taste.
  • Add cacao nibs or organic nuts like crushed almonds, walnuts, and cashews for extra crunch and flavor.
  • Add sunflower or pumpkin seeds for a nut-free option.
  • Mix in dried, sugar-free fruits like raisins, cranberries, or goji berries.

Expert Tips

  • Taste to adjust. Taste your chocolate mixture before setting it to adjust the sweetness and spirulina levels to your preference.
  • Portion control. For homemade chocolates, you can use reusable silicon molds or mini muffin trays to create bite-sized morsels that are easy to eat. If all you have is a Tupperware or bowl, pour the spirulina chocolate mixture into the receptacle, cool until solid, and break into pieces with a sharp knife.
  • Setting. Allow your bites to set in the fridge for at least an hour. Using silicon molds helps create more uniform shapes and makes removal easier.

How to Store This Recipe

This spirulina chocolate bite recipe is a great make-ahead option for busy days or when you’re craving something easy, nutritious, and delicious. You can keep them for up to 10 days in the fridge, or as long as 2 weeks to 3 months in the freezer. I highly doubt they’ll last that long, though. They’re so addictive!

Store your bites in a cool, dry place to prevent them from melting or getting too soft. If you live in a warm climate, keep them in an airtight container in the fridge. If you’re stacking the bites in a container, place parchment paper between layers to prevent them from sticking together.

When ready to eat, take the bites out of the freezer or fridge and let them sit at room temperature for a few minutes to enjoy the best flavor and texture.

What to Serve with Spirulina Chocolates

Spirulina chocolate bites are a lifesaver whenever a sweet craving strikes. They also pair well with various food and drinks! 

For the ultimate experience, fix yourself a cup of warm tea while sitting down and munching on these chocolatey treats. Below are more great ideas for what to serve with your bites:

More Homemade Chocolate Recipes to Try

If you make this spirulina chocolate recipe, please leave a review. I really appreciate each and every 5-star rating and comment!

Keto chocolate bites with spirulina. Primal edge health.

Spirulina Chocolate | Ketogenic and Sugar-Free

A smooth, sugar-free dark chocolate with “superfood” enhancements. Spirulina Chocolate Bites are small morsels of chocolatey goodness mixed with the potential power of spirulina.
5 from 8 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Desserts
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings
Calories 144 kcal



  • Melt the cacao butter in a make shift double boiler over low heat.
    1/2 cup cacao butter
  • Stir the dry ingredients together in a small bowl.
    1/4 cup cacao powder, 2 tablespoons powdered Monkfruit Sweetener, 1 tablespoon spirulina powder, 1 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Add powders to melted cacao butter. Stir well so there aren’t any chunks. The powdered monkfruit can be a little clumpy but once smooth, the texture is amazing.
  • Pour chocolate in to molds or a freezer safe container.
  • Chill in the freezer until set, about 15 minutes. Takes a little longer in the fridge.
  • Remove from molds or break into small pieces and store in the fridge.

Nutrition & Macros

Calories: 144kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 1gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 10gSodium: 523mgFiber: 1gNet Carbohydrates: 1g

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7 thoughts on “4-Ingredient Spirulina Chocolate Energy Bites for Dessert”

  1. 5 stars
    The thought of eating algae doesn’t sound appealing to me and these choco bites are perfect to get the benefits from all the powerful goodness of Spirulina.

  2. 5 stars
    These are so good! I am trying to eat healthier because with the holidays, it’s so difficult. I came upon your post, and as a professed chocoholic, I just had to try! Great job!

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