Coconut Date Energy Bites

The marriage of coconuts and dates is one party I would not throw away the invite for.

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There is just destined to be a good time had by all.

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Creamy coconut and sweet plump dates are whipped into tiny energy and nutrient rich snacks.  They are the perfect fuel for a long weekend hike…and in addition, if you need something for that sweet tooth, these are your boys, blue.

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If I were to make these sweet succulent babies again, I would use flaked instead of shredded coconut.  It will mix in easier.  You can sub in chocolate chips for cacao nibs and if you want to get all chocolate-wasted, add in a tablespoon of cocoa powder.

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You can also roll these bites in cocoa powder for a fancy dusting.  I love how these little balls of energy are easy enough to make in 10 minutes but look polished enough to bring to a part-ay.  Pinkies up.

Coconut Date Energy Bites

makes about 10 energy bites, about 110 Calories per bite

  • 1 cup dates, sliced and pitted
  • 1 cup shredded or flaked coconut
  • 2 T cocao nibs or chocolate chips
  • shake of salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • almonds (optional)
  1. Put all ingredients into a food processor and grind that junk up.
  2. Add more salt or vanilla if you deem it necessary.
  3. Shape into tiny balls, place an almond on top if you want it to look extra deluxe and put on a plate.  Refrigerate or freeze for an hour and then enjoy.  These babies keep nicely in the freezer for at least a week.  I’m not sure how much longer after that though, seeing as how they didn’t last too long ’round these parts 😉

5 Comments

  1. How adorable, with your Cali-shaped cutting board!!! I love making date balls and all varietals of them. I suggest checking out a middle-eastern grocery store for the dates! They are like NOTHING you’ve ever tried. They are usually vaccum packed and their own juices create all this gooey sweetness. They almost have the consistency of caramel. Unfortunately, they are usually with pits, so that takes a bit of extra prep work, but they are totally worth the time. 🙂 Love your blog, I just found it!

    1. Oh my wowwww, I have never cooked with those before! I have always just used Medjool dates, but I live in an area with a lot of middle eastern markets so I will have to go get some! Thank you 🙂 Am heading to your blog right now!

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