No Bake Coconut Date Energy Bites

These naturally sweet no bake coconut date energy bites are sweet little bites of absolute deliciousness, and just so happen to be vegan!


I think I’m really getting the hang of making energy bites. A few weeks ago I made 3 ingredient chocolate hazelnut date energy bites and loved them so much, that I wanted to make some again.


These energy bites are naturally sweetened by the dates and contain no sugar – and to be honest, after making these delicious energy bites, I’m putting it out there that I don’t even miss a version of energy bites that include sugar, because these are rock stars all by themselves!!


Here are some tips to making the best ever no bake energy bites:

  • Use a good food processor. I use this food processor, it really makes a difference texturally
  • Process the nuts first, then add in the dates and other ingredients
  • Use a cookie scoop to make even size balls, then roll with hands
  • Fun little cupcake liners make the energy bites super enjoyable (we eat with our eyes too, right? And how cute are these?)
  • Let your energy balls refrigerate for an hour or over night (and store in the fridge) this will allow them to come together


While making and enjoying these coconut energy bites I have been listening to books through (audio books through Amazon, currently I’m listening to The Rosie Project).

I love reading but have been reading books at a slower pace then I’d ideally like so listening to books on my way to and from work (which is a good 30 min plus each way) and while I cook has been so amazing. I’m always looking for recommendations – what are some of your favorite books?


Need a naturally sweet snack that gives you natural energy? Look no further!

No Bake Coconut Date Energy Bites
Prep time
Total time
Serves: 13 energy bites
  • ⅓ cup cashews
  • 10 medjool dates, pits removed
  • ½ cup coconut, shredded, divided
  • 1 Tbs coconut oil
  • 1 Tbs water
  1. Put cashews in a food processor and pulsate for 10 seconds.
  2. Add pitted dates, ¼ cup coconut flakes, 1 tbs coconut oil and water. Process for a minute or until the mixture comes together and no big nuts or dates remain.
  3. With a tablespoon scoop or a spoon scoop out 1 tablespoon of the mixture and roll in between hands to form a ball.
  4. Put remaining shredded coconut in a bowl, and then roll the ball in the coconut. Place ball in a mini muffin liner and refrigerate for an hour and then serve.Store in refrigerator.
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No bake coconut date energy bites from @sweetphi - great for a no sugar naturally sweetened snack

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Reader recreation - no bake coconut date energy bites

Reader recreation – no bake coconut date energy bites

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  • april

    I am allergic to cashews…what other nuts do you think would work? 🙂

    • Sweetphi

      I think almonds or hazelnuts would work great in this recipe 🙂

    • Cassie

      Omg love these! I use almonds and roll in cocoa powder instead of coconut! My go to treat! 🤗👍🏻

      • Sweetphi

        So happy to hear how much you love them, I just made a batch this week again too, they’re soo yummy!

  • Tina Schlotterback

    What would the measurement of dates be if I have chopped dates?

    • Sweetphi

      Hi Tina, thanks for your comment. I’d say about 1 cup of chopped dates. Hope you love them as much as I do 🙂

  • Angelique

    Quick questions: are the cashews raw? An is the coconut unsweetened?

    • Sweetphi

      Thanks for the questions, yes, the cashews are raw and the coconut is unsweetened 🙂

  • eva

    what is the calorie count for 1 energy bite ?

    • Sweetphi

      Hi Eva, depending on how small or big you make them, each energy bite is between 50-60 calories 🙂

  • alley

    did yo melt the coconut oil?? xx

    • Sweetphi

      I did not melt the coconut oil, but you can feel free to do so if you wish 🙂

  • Lisa

    If I don’t have a food processor, what else can i use?

    • Sweetphi

      You could use a really good blender if you don’t have a food processor 🙂

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