Whole Food Energy Bites

Whole Food No Bake Energy Bites

The following is a recipe for a no bake energy bite. This recipe came from Theresa Houghton via Nutritionfacts.org. There are recipes all over pinterest for every variation possible. I like these because there are minimal ingredients and they provide the right amount of sweetness and chocolate that I crave with the added bonus of nuts and fiber. Eating just one or two does the trick. A better choice than a cookie!

In a food processor add:

1 cup pitted dates (cut with scissors)

1 cup whole rolled oats

¼ cup raw walnuts

¼ cup raw pecans

¼ cup seed/nut butter (I use almond butter)

2 TBSP cocoa powder

Process until everything is mixed up and add a bit of water (1-2 TBSP) if needed to add moisture so you can form balls.

Form into approximately 16 small balls and store in a covered container in the fridge.

Nutritionals: each energy bite provides 99 Cals, 7.92 grams Carbohydrate, 2 grams fiber, 8 grams sugar, 5 grams of fat, 2 grams Protein

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