Vegan Energy Bites

Vegan Energy Bites (1) 

Does anybody else have daily work cravings around 2pm? Depending on the day and the amount of willpower I have, that is precisely the time when I need to get up and walk downstairs for Starbucks and a chocolate bar. I’ve only given in to this urge a few (err hundred) times.

Recently, I was meeting up with a couple friends from my old job and I wanted to make a vegan treat for my friend, Kandi. We decided on these energy bites because they were healthy and no-bake. I love how easy they came together and that we snuck chia seeds inside! Genius!!

Unfortunately for Kandi (but lucky for me) I forgot to bring her the Vegan Energy Bites when we met up. Now I have them all to myself. They live in a Ziploc bag in my desk drawer and I snack on one or two each time sweet cravings hit. I know what you’re probably thinking. How do these energy bites curb a chocolate craving?!? I promise…they do! Even though they are healthy I still feel like I am eating a dessert. They completely hit the spot. These are a perfect snack to keep at work or in your purse if you’re on the go. 

Here's what you'll need

Here’s what you’ll need

Start by pulsing the almonds and cashews

Start by pulsing the almonds and cashews

Then add the chia seeds, coconut, dates, vanilla, and cinnamon. Pulse again

Then add chia seeds, coconut, dates, vanilla, and cinnamon. Pulse again

Form into balls then roll in coconut flakes

Form into balls then roll in coconut flakes

The PERFECT snack!

The PERFECT snack!

Vegan Energy Bites
2014-05-05 11:53:09

Yields 24

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  1. 12 medjool dates, pitted and roughly chopped
  2. 1/3 cup raw cashews
  3. 1/3 cup raw almonds
  4. 4 tablespoons chia seeds
  5. 6 tablespoons coconut flakes, divided
  6. ½ teaspoon vanilla
  7. pinch ground cinnamon
  1. Use a food processor to process almonds and cashews until they resemble small pieces but still have a good amount of texture.
  2. Add dates, vanilla, cinnamon, chia seeds and 2 tablespoons coconut flakes to the food processor and pulse until well combined.
  3. If the mixture is a little dry, add a splash of water and process to combine. We added 1-2 tablespoons water and it came together perfectly.
  4. Use your hands to roll into bite size balls.
  5. Pour the remaining coconut into a small bowl and gently roll the balls in the coconut, a few at a time.
  6. Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.
By kelly @ livelovepasta
Adapted from Better With Cake
Adapted from Better With Cake