I first tried something similar to these little bitties about a year ago, and had wanted to make my own every since. Now that I have made them, and experienced for myself the immense ease of doing so, I am kind of flabbergasted that it took me this long! I promise you will find these energy bites both filling and delectable. They are the perfect little booster snack after a long run or workout! Or dress them up a little with some chocolate drizzle and voila! Dessert!
Homemade Energy Bites
Yields 24 balls
2 cups almonds (preferably soaked and dehydrated)
2 ½ cups pitted dates
2 cups shredded coconut
1 tablespoon coconut oil
Optional add-ins: sunflower seeds, flax seeds, dried fruit, chocolate chips, etc.
In food processor, process almonds until they reach a finely ground consistency. Add dates, coconut, and oil. Process until mixture forms a sticky “dough” and can be easily shaped. At this point, knead your add-ins into the mixture until they are evenly distributed throughout. Roll mixture into 1” balls in the palm of your hand. Place on a lined baking tray and refrigerate for about 3 hours. Store balls in refrigerator.