These superfood energy bites are jam-packed with nutritious ingredients. Made with a blend of fruits, nuts, and seeds, they are no-bake and ready in a matter of minutes!
With the weather getting warmer, we’ve been spending a lot of our free time outdoors enjoying the sunshine and fresh air. Trips to the park, hiking local nature trails, and visiting the farmer’s market are typically a weekly occurrence in the spring and early summer.
Packing healthy snacks are essential to help curb our appetite…and from being tempted to make a quick stop by Chick-fil-A. 😉
Be sure to check the bulk bin section at your grocery store for sales too. Sometimes I’m able to find a lot of my nuts and seeds for a fraction of the cost that those little prepackaged bags on the shelf usually go for. A few weeks ago, chia seeds were even on sale for $3.99 a pound!
I love making these little energy bites for my family and myself because they only take a few minutes and they’re full of wholesome ingredients. You get a boost of healthy fat, protein, fiber, and omega-3’s, along with other helpful vitamins and minerals.
They’re so simple to make too. It’s really just a matter of throwing everything into a food processor and giving it a quick blend. You can also double the batch and press the mixture into a small pan to cut into bars instead of rolling them out individually.
Snacks like these are pretty fool-proof. Add more sticky/wet ingredients, like dates or honey, to help them hold together better or add additional nuts or seeds if the mixture is too moist. You can even swap out some of these ingredients for those you may already have on hand. Use sunflower seeds or pecans instead of coconut flakes or walnuts, dried cranberries or raisins instead of goji berries, or dark chocolate chips instead of cacao nibs. So many delicious possibilities. I hope you enjoy them!
- Into the bowl of a food processor, combine dates and raw nuts. Blend until finely ground and add the coconut, cacao nibs, flaxseed, goji berries, chia seeds, and pinch of salt. Continue to pulse until mixture is well blended. If mixture presses together easily then there is no need to add honey. Add honey one tablespoon at a time until mixture holds its shape when pressed together.
- Scoop mixture out by the heaping tablespoon and roll into balls. Place bites into a sealed container and store in the fridge until ready to eat. Makes 18-20 bites.
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