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  • Karen Haralson

Energy Bites

A quick, healthy snack to take along with you to keep you energized during your day. This recipe can be personalized according to your taste preferences and what you have on hand. Packed with protein, healthy fat, and fiber they are a great to-go snack.

1 cup lightly toasted nuts (walnuts, pecans, &/or almonds)

½ cup dates

¼ cup dried apricots (cherries or cranberries)

¼ cup dried figs

2 Tbs. ground flaxseeds

2 Tbs. organic cacao powder

1 tsp. maca powder, optional

½ tsp. cinnamon

¼ tsp. nutmeg

1 Tbs. orange zest

2 Tbs. hot water (or more if needed)

¼ cup unsweetened coconut

1. Using the food processor, grind nuts to a powder and put in a mixing bowl.

2. Put dates, apricots, and figs in processor with cacao, maca, spices and zest. Pulse.

3. If mixture is too stiff, add a little hot water to help blend to a thick paste. Add ground nuts and coconut. Process until mixture forms a ball.

4. Press mixture into 9x13 inch pan. Chill for about 1 hour. Cut into bar shapes and carefully lift from pan. May also be formed into balls and rolled in coconut,cacoa powder, or sesame seeds. Refrigerate in airtight container.


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