No Bake Energy Bites

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Sugar and gluten free energy bites with coconut, almonds, and dates are perfect naturally sweet snack.

You know how you crave sweets but don’t want all the calories that come with it? These easy, no bake energy bites are vegan and paleo and you can eat them without the guilt because there’s no sugar added. But, they do offer a healthy dose of fat and fiber.

Somewhere mid-January I stopped following through with my NY resolution of losing weight and started closely watching my figure … grow. Every time there’s a dessert in front of me I’d tell my self I’ll start my diet tomorrow. Fifteen additional pounds later and I’m looking for a healthy alternative.


These energy bites are delicious, good for you, and super easy to make. I used everything I already had on hand: leftover almonds from a mixed nuts jar (apparently nobody eats almonds), coconut, and dates. Don’t you keep dates in your pantry? You should. Try them with tahini sauce, it’s to die for (from excess weight, ha).

And although these yummy bites are sitting in my fridge, as I’m writing this my husband brings me some apple pie with vanilla ice cream. “You need some energy.” My energy is in the fridge, duh! But I can’t blame him for sabotaging my attempt to lose weight as I have no self-discipline. I ate the darn pie while muttering something under my breath. No wonder I’ve got 15 pounds to lose.

No Bake Energy Bites

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These energy bites are made with coconut, almonds, and dates and are no bake, vegan and paleo

Ingredients:
Makes about 36

  • 2 cups unsalted almonds
  • 1 cup shredded unsweetened coconut, plus more for rolling
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 1/2 cups dates, pitted
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons milled flaxseed (optional)

 

~ Free Tip ~

Substitute almonds with cashews, pecans, or walnuts. Add cinnamon or orange zest to the mixture. Roll them in cocoa powder for a hint of chocolate. You can use butter instead of coconut oil for a non-vegan version.

 

Directions:

  1. Combine almonds and coconut in a food processor until crumbly.
  2. Add the oil, dates, vanilla, and flaxseed if using and process again until mixture holds together.
  3. Using half a tablespoon measure, spoon out mixture and roll between your hands to form balls.
  4. Coat each ball in the remaining coconut.
  5. Store refrigerated in an airtight container or a plastic bag for up to a week.

Mixing nuts, coconut, and dates for no bake energy bites

Sweet bite full of energy made easy with coconut, almonds, and dates.

No Bake Energy Bites

No Bake Energy Bites

These easy, no bake energy bites with coconut, almond, and dates are perfect on-the-go sweet snacks with a healthy dose of fiber.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups unsalted almonds
  • 1 cup shredded unsweetened coconut, plus more for rolling
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 1/2 cups dates, pitted
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons milled flaxseed (optional)

Directions

Combine almonds and coconut in a food processor until crumbly.

Add the oil, dates, vanilla, and flaxseed if using and process again until mixture holds together.

Using half a tablespoon measure, spoon out mixture and roll between your hands to form balls.

Coat each ball in the remaining coconut.

Store refrigerated in an airtight container or a plastic bag for up to a week.

Notes

~ Free Tip ~

Substitute almonds with cashews, pecans, or walnuts. Add cinnamon or orange zest to the mixture. Roll them in cocoa powder for a hint of chocolate. You can use butter instead of coconut oil for a non-vegan version. 

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These easy, no bake energy bites with coconut, almond, and dates are perfect on-the-go sweet snacks with a healthy dose of fiber. They are sugar and gluten free, vegan, and paleo approved.

 

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  1. Reply
    Jodie
    August 15, 2017 at 9:09 am

    CONGRATS – you were FEATURED at this week’s REader Tip Tuesday!! Grab the button & join us for more creativity at this week’s party. Thanks for sharing last week = loved it!
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      Jas
      August 16, 2017 at 12:46 am

      Thanks so much, you made my day!

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  3. […] I miserably failed even at sticking with healthier dessert options. Don’t get me wrong, my no-bake power bites are super delicious, but you remember what happened. I came clean about my lack of self-discipline […]

  4. Reply
    Helen at the Lazy Gastronome
    August 10, 2017 at 8:14 am

    I’m afraid the low calorie would be lost for me – I’d eat the whole batch!! They look yummy! Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner link up!
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    1. Reply
      Jas
      August 10, 2017 at 6:22 pm

      They are addictive for sure 🙂

  5. Reply
    Elizabeth @ Guilty Chocoholic Mama
    August 10, 2017 at 6:59 am

    Wow, I feel more energized just READING this recipe! Imagine if I actually made it and ate these? 😉 Thank you for the inspiration…stopping by from Reader Tip Tuesday!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      August 10, 2017 at 6:22 pm

      Haha, you’d be unstoppable! 😀 THanks for stopping in, Elizabeth!

  6. Reply
    Teresa - Aging Like a Fine Wine
    August 9, 2017 at 10:58 pm

    I’ve put together some energy bites once before, but no one but me seemed crazy about the flavor (you might know!). These sound much better and I will be trying your recipe! Thank you for linking up to the #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty! Shared!
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    1. Reply
      Jas
      August 10, 2017 at 6:21 pm

      As long as you don’t tell them it’s healthy they’ll everything in sight, LOL

  7. Reply
    Christina Makri
    August 9, 2017 at 4:40 am

    It is a great recipe and no bake???!!!! Thank you, thank you 🙂 Pin it!!!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      August 9, 2017 at 3:37 pm

      It is no bake, Christina! 😀 Thanks for stopping in!!!

  8. Reply
    Jan Wild
    August 7, 2017 at 1:46 am

    Yum, they sound delicious and as you say easy to make. Pinning the recipe for later. Thanks

    1. Reply
      Jas
      August 7, 2017 at 11:56 am

      Thank you, Jan!

  9. Reply
    Jhuls @ The Not So Creative Cook
    August 7, 2017 at 12:40 am

    These sound like the perfect snack to enjoy during my Whole30 adventure! Yum! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      August 7, 2017 at 11:56 am

      Yay, I’m glad you like them 😀

  10. Reply
    Thrifty Campers
    August 6, 2017 at 1:57 pm

    These look simply amazing and family easy to make as well.

    1. Reply
      Jas
      August 6, 2017 at 10:44 pm

      Thank you! They are really easy to make 🙂

  11. Reply
    Grammy Dee from Grammy's Grid
    August 5, 2017 at 11:15 pm

    These look tasty and I like that they’re no bake! Thank you Jas for linking up at the #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty. I shared your post on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, and Twitter.
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      Jas
      August 6, 2017 at 10:46 pm

      Thanks, Dee, and thanks for stopping in!

  12. Reply
    Carol ("Mimi")
    August 5, 2017 at 6:29 pm

    These energy bites look like they’re healthy but also tasty, a winning combination. Thank you for linking up at #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty. I’m sharing your link on social media.
    Carol (“Mimi”) from Home with Mimi
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      Jas
      August 5, 2017 at 10:30 pm

      Definitely a win-win!

  13. Reply
    Clearissa Coward
    August 4, 2017 at 2:34 pm

    Oooooh these look delish! Thanks for sharing at #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty. I have shared on social media.
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      Jas
      August 4, 2017 at 7:31 pm

      Thank you 🙂

  14. Reply
    Richella Parham
    August 3, 2017 at 9:17 am

    These look DELICIOUS! I’ve wanted to try one of these recipes, but most of them require stuff that I just don’t keep on hand. Thank you for publishing a recipe made from things that I keep in my pantry (and yes, I do have dates!).

    Thanks for joining the Grace at Home party. I’m featuring you this week!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      August 3, 2017 at 2:58 pm

      Thanks, Richella! That’s exactly how I came to make them. Sweet tooth and looking through my pantry, lol. Those are usually the best creations 😀

  15. Reply
    Michelle Leslie
    August 1, 2017 at 6:34 am

    Don’t these look super yummy Jas and it’s something I can make too 😉 Not sure how long they last though, we’d probably finish them in a day
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      Jas
      August 1, 2017 at 7:03 pm

      Haha, same here but at least they’re not so bad for you 😀 Thanks for stopping in, Michelle!

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    Miz Helen
    July 31, 2017 at 2:29 pm

    This time of the year it gets so busy and I love a great grab and go like your energy bites! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday. Have a great week and come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen
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    1. Reply
      Jas
      August 1, 2017 at 6:59 pm

      You’re absolutely right! I hate winter but am looking forward to it and some downtime 🙂

  18. Reply
    Carlee
    July 30, 2017 at 11:49 am

    Watching your figure grow is now fun… but neither is working to make it shrink! ;-P These look like something to take the pain away. I should make a batch!
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      Jas
      July 30, 2017 at 3:07 pm

      No, it’s not, unfortunately. These do help, especially if you’re an emotional eater like me, lol.

  19. […] I was young, I’m wishing now to lose it. But I have no self-discipline, as I mentioned in my no bake energy bites and my failed attempt to satisfy my sweet tooth in a healthy […]

  20. Reply
    Ellie
    July 25, 2017 at 7:44 pm

    Delicious! I love the combination of almonds and coconut! 🙂
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    1. Reply
      Jas
      July 26, 2017 at 9:41 pm

      It’s the best, isn’t it? Thank you for visiting!

  21. Reply
    Mrs Shoes
    July 25, 2017 at 11:07 am

    Dammit Jas, I thought you were going to let me eat rum truffles for breakfast…. 15lbs? You are not alone… Just more of you to love Baby (as would say Mr Shoes & any other wise man. Like the darling man who delivers pie ala mode to his beloved).
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      Jas
      July 26, 2017 at 9:43 pm

      When you put it that way, I might gain more, haha. Rum truffles for breakfast? Yes, please!

  22. Reply
    Healthy World Cuisine
    July 25, 2017 at 9:37 am

    So delicious and simple. Boys love these little bites. We keep them in the freezer just so we don’t OD… LOL Sharing, of course!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      July 26, 2017 at 9:50 pm

      Ha, ha that’s a brilliant idea. I’ll freeze them next time. Too late for this batch, LOL

  23. Reply
    Amanda Wren-Grimwood
    July 25, 2017 at 7:51 am

    These look so delicious and healthy. I’m not sure I could stop at one or two though!
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      Jas
      July 26, 2017 at 9:49 pm

      It’s really hard, but if you eat more it’s not so bad for you 😉

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