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!

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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.

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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!!

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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

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While making and enjoying these coconut energy bites I have been listening to books through audible.com (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?

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

No Bake Coconut Date Energy Bites
 
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Serves: 13 energy bites
Ingredients
  • ⅓ cup cashews
  • 10 medjool dates, pits removed
  • ½ cup coconut, shredded, divided
  • 1 Tbs coconut oil
  • 1 Tbs water
Instructions
  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

Note: This recipe was made by a reader and featured on my Reader Recreation page. If you ever make a SweetPhi blog recipe that you’d like to share, just include the hashtag #Sweetphiblog on social media and please send me an email with the picture to sweetphiblog@gmail.com, I love seeing your recreations!

Reader recreation - no bake coconut date energy bites

Reader recreation – no bake coconut date energy bites

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  • april
    Reply

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

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

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

    • Cassie
      Reply

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

      • Sweetphi
        Reply

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

  • Tina Schlotterback
    Reply

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

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

      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
    Reply

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

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

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

  • eva
    Reply

    what is the calorie count for 1 energy bite ?

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

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

  • alley
    Reply

    did yo melt the coconut oil?? xx

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

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

  • Lisa
    Reply

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

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

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

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