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9 Energy Bites Recipes Everyone Needs


  • Author: Melissa Griffiths - Bless this Mess
  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Total Time: 15 min
  • Yield: 10 servings 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

These date and nut energy bites are backed with fiber, protein and healthy fat and make for one in amazing healthy snack.


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Ingredients

Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Bites

  • 1 cup dates
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter (natural, normal, chunky, smooth, doesn’t matter much)
  • 23 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup peanuts

Lemon Energy Bites

  • 1 cup dates
  • 1 cup cashews
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut (I like this brand of unsweetened shredded coconut)
  • zest from one large lemon
  • juice from one large lemon
  • pinch of sea salt

Almond Joy Energy Bites

Pumpkin Pie Spice Energy Bites

  • 1 cup dates
  • 1 cup pecans
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • pinch sea salt

Pina Colada Energy Bites

  • 1/2 cup dried tropical fruits (I used mandarin oranges, pineapple, and mango)
  • 1/2 cup dates
  • 1/2 cup cashews
  • 1/2 cup almonds
  • pinch of sea salt

Coconut Energy Bites

  • 1 cup shredded coconut (I like this brand of unsweetened shredded coconut)
  • 1/2 cup dates
  • 1/2 cup cashews
  • 1/2 cup almonds
  • 2 tablespoons melted coconut oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • pinch of sea salt
  • Additional shredded coconut for rolling

Dark Chocolate Cherry Energy Bites

  • 1 cup almonds
  • 2/3 cups dried cherries (I like dried tart cherries)
  • 2/3 cup dates
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips, melted

Peanut Butter and Jelly Energy Bites

For the Peanut Butter side:

  • 1/2 cup dates
  • 1/2 cup peanuts
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter

For the Jelly side:

  • 1/2 cup dried blueberries
  • 1/2 cup dates
  • 1/2 cup almonds

Instructions

  1. Add all of the ingredients to the bowl of your food processor and blend until the nuts are well chopped and a thick “dough” starts to form, about 3-5 minutes of processing. If the ingredients are chopped into super small pieces but the dough isn’t coming together, try adding a teaspoon of water at a time (up to a tablespoon or two) to encourage everything to come together.
  2. When the ingredients are well incorporated, remove the blade from the food processor.
  3. Take 1 large tablespoon of the “dough” and roll it into a ball in between your hands.
  4. Repeat with remaining dough.
  5. Keep the balls in the fridge for up to a month or in the freezer much longer.

Additional instructions for the dark chocolate cherry version:

  1. Take 1 large tablespoon of the “dough” and roll it into a ball in between your hands. Repeat with remaining dough. Drizzle the top of each ball with melted dark chocolate. I keep the balls in the fridge for up to a month or in the freezer much longer.

Additional instruction for the peanut butter and jelly version:

  1. Add all of the ingredients for the peanut butter side to the bowl of your food processor and blend until the nuts are well chopped and a thick “dough” starts to form, about 3-5 minutes of processing. If the ingredients are chopped into super small pieces but the dough isn’t coming together, try adding a teaspoon of water at a time (up to a tablespoon or two) to encourage everything to come together. When the ingredients are well incorporated, remove the blade from the food processor and scrape the mixture out into another bowl.
  2. For the jelly side, add all of the ingredients to the bowl of your food processor and blend until the nuts are well chopped and a thick “dough” starts to form, about 3-5 minutes of processing. If the ingredients are chopped into super small pieces but the dough isn’t coming together, try adding a teaspoon of water at a time (up to a tablespoon or two) to encourage everything to come together. When the ingredients are well incorporated, remove the blade from the food processor and scrape the mixture out into another bowl.
  3. Take a large teaspoon of the peanut butter mixture and roll it into a ball. Take a large teaspoon of the jelly mixture and roll it into a ball. Press the two balls together and roll into one larger ball. Repeat with remaining mixture. I keep the balls in the fridge for up to a month or in the freezer much longer.

  • Category: snack
  • Method: no bake
  • Cuisine: American
Nutrition Information: YIELD: 10 SERVING SIZE: 1 Bite
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 76.6 Fat: 5.7g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 7.2mg Carbohydrates: 5.7g Sugars: 3.1g Protein: 2.3g Vitamin A: 2µg Vitamin C: 0mg

Keywords: date and nut bites, energy bites, date bites, date balls