No-bake energy bites with dates and nuts
These easy and healthy no-bake energy balls are made in no time in the food processor. Infused with chocolate and coconut, they're the perfect guilt-free sweet snack!
- 1 cup medjool dates
- 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes plus an additional 1/2 cup for rolling the energy bites in
- 1/2 cup raw cashews
- 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
- 1 tbs cocoa powder
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/8 tsp salt
- pinch cayenne pepper (optional)
Soak the dates for 5 minutes in warm water. Reserve some of the soaking water. Remove the pits if the dates aren't already pitted.
Place all of the ingredients in the food processor and pulse until it forms a cohesive, sticky dough ball. Note: If the mixture is too dry, add the reserved date soaking water 1 tbs at a time.
Roll the dough into 10-12 balls. Coat each ball with coconut flakes. Enjoy!