Delicious coconut and date energy bites make the perfect healthy treats, they are sweet, decadent tasting and energy-boosting. And the best thing about them, that they are super easy to make, all you need is 5 ingredients, 5 minutes and a food processor.
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These energy balls make a great snack for both before and after workouts. These have a good balance of fats, carbs and healthy sugars in them making them a suitable choice to fuel up pre-workout or recover post-workout.
Dates are rich in iron, potassium, and calcium and are a great source of fiber, boasting 6 grams in one-half cup. Dates are ideal for healthy sweet treats because no added sugar is needed. The best dates to use in this recipe are Medjool Dates as they are large and plump and have a very soft texture that helps the whole mixture stick together. If your dates aren’t soft, soak in hot water for 10 minutes and drain before using.
These sweet treats couldn’t be easier to make, just process the almonds till they are roughly chopped, then add the rest of the ingredients and turn your food processor on until it is well-mixed and holds together when you press it. Using a tablespoon measure, roll the mixture into uniform ball shapes and roll in some more unsweetened coconut. Store in the fridge for up to 10 days.Print
No-Bake Coconut Date Energy Bites
These easy-to-make snacks are a great healthy treat that are sweet, decadent tasting and energy-boosting.
- Prep Time: 5 mins
- Total Time: 5 mins
- Yield: 12 1x
- 2 cups pitted medjool dates
- 1 cup shredded coconut
- 1/3 cup cocoa powder
- 1/2 cup almonds
- 1 tablespoons coconut oil
- 1 teaspoons vanilla extract
- Place the almonds in the bowl of the food processor and process until roughly chopped.
- Add remaining ingredients, turn food processor on until well combined.
- Using a tablespoon measure, spoon out mixture and roll in balls.
- Roll each ball in the remaining 1/4 cup shredded coconut.
- Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to two weeks.
Note: You can substitute almonds for walnuts, pecans or cashews and you can choose to finish the bites by rolling them in cocoa powder or just leave them without an exterior.