Cherry Chocolate Energy Bites

Energy Bites

I don’t know about you, but I tend to do less baking in the summer. Whenever I crave cookies, I make Energy Bites. Packed with dried fruit and nuts, they’re wonderful treats to take on a trips or hikes. I like to roll the dough in coconut flakes. Chopped pistachios or pecans would work well too. The possibilities are endless for these sweet little snacks.

 Cherry Chocolate Energy Bites


Yield: 16 Bites           Prep Time: 10 Minutes


Ingredients:
1 cup raw cashews
16 pitted Medjool dates
1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup dried cherries
1/8 cup dried coconut flakes
Sea salt, to taste

Directions:

  1. In a food processor, process the cashews and a pinch of sea salt until the cashews are finely chopped.
  2. Add the pitted dates and dried cherries. Process until the mixture resembles dough.
  3. Add the chocolate chips and process once more to combine.*
  4. Form the dough into small balls. Roll the balls in coconut flakes or chopped nuts of your choice. Place the Energy Bites in a container and store in the refrigerator or freezer.

Tips:

* If the dough is too dry, you can add cold water, one teaspoon at a time, and then process to combine.

31 thoughts on “Cherry Chocolate Energy Bites

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