The Secret to Staying Energized All Day? Foods With Caffeine

For all of the focus without the jitters.

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Whether you're looking to replace that afternoon cup of coffee or jump-start your morning with an extra boost, foods with caffeine are an efficient and totally delicious way to give your body the sustained energy kick it craves. Because drinking coffee or other energy drinks can sometimes lead to jitters, caffeine-related headaches, or the eventual dreaded caffeine crash, more and more brands are looking for healthier alternatives to replace coffee, sugar-loaded energy drinks, or mysterious energy shots. Enter: foods infused with caffeine.

From cold-brew chocolates to green tea-infused energy bars and bites, these foods with caffeine will deliver a boost of clean energy, minus the jitters. Here are our current favorite picks.

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Awake Chocolate Caramel Chocolate Bites
$29.93

These caffeine-infused milk chocolate bites from Awake are not only delicious, but they're also seriously potent! Two of these tasty bites contain as much caffeine as one standard 8-ounce cup of coffee, so basically you'll never need to wait in line at the coffee shop again. 

The rich and gooey caramel flavor is a crowd favorite, and at only 80 calories per serving, these are almost too good to be true. Almost!

More: Better-For-You Coffee Alternatives to Kickstart Your Day

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Redd Superfood Energy Bar Variety Pack
$48.99

For a healthier caffeinated snack option, check out these superfood-packed protein bars from Redd. Made with 10 grams of plant-based protein, 11 superfoods — including goji berries, pumpkin seeds, and maca — and 23 essential vitamins and minerals, these energy bars contain 35 milligrams of caffeine derived from yerba maté tea

These powerhouse plant-based energy bars provide clean, immediate, and long-lasting energy without the crash. Pick your favorite flavor between chocolate, peanut butter, or oatmeal (or stock up on them all!)

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Good Day Chocolate Energy Supplement With Caffeine (12-Pack)
$35.99

These fun chocolate energy bites from Boulder, Colorado, brand Good Day Chocolate might be the cutest supplement we've ever tried. Made with fair-trade dark chocolate, 20 milligrams of caffeine sourced from green tea, and vitamin B for sustained energy, these chocolates were actually created by a board-certified doctor.

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RXBar
RXBar Coffee Chocolate Protein Bar (12-Pack)
$21.39

We're big fans of RXBar's squeaky-clean and transparent ingredient list, and this coffee chocolate flavor is our current obsession. Made with egg whites, almonds, cashews, dates, and 5 milligrams of caffeine from coffee, these yummy bars contain 12 grams of protein. 

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Essential Living Foods
Essential Living Foods Organic Coco Gogo Smoothie Mix
$18.99

Give your morning smoothie an extra superfood boost with this organic Coco Gogo Smoothie Mix. It's made with wholesome plant-based ingredients, including cacao powder, creamy lucuma fruit, and raw coconut sugar.

Infused with Amazonian guarana for a mild caffeine boost, this chocolatey smoothie mix provides sustained energy without the jitters. 

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Wild Ophelia
Wild Ophelia Chocolate Coffee Bites
$35.00

Cold brew and chocolate? Sounds like a dream team to us. These assorted chocolate bites from Wild Ophelia are crafted with High Brew Cold Brew Coffee and fudgy chocolate inside, and encased in a decadent 70% dark chocolate shell. Four of these delicious bites contain as much caffeine as one standard 8-ounce cup of coffee. 

Now, go treat yo'self ... and get an energy boost, too!

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Verb Energy Co.
Verb Energy Co. Verb Bars

$1.50 per bar

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Created by a group of college undergrads, these tasty 90-calorie energy bars are one of our favorite new foods with caffeine. These chewy energy bars are made with clean ingredients like gluten-free oats, almond butter, and quinoa, and they come in three delicious flavors: Maple Blueberry, Simply Cocoa, and Salted Peanut Butter.

Each bar contains 65 milligrams of organic green tea caffeine, which is the equivalent of about one shot of espresso.