For some reason, a lot of people think that snacks have to come in packages. Chips, trail mix, bars, fruit bars, and more tend to be the go-to snack options. Not only are many of these snacks unhealthy, but they also don’t contain a lot of whole foods. That’s not the case with this recipe for raw vegan energy bites. Although the ingredients do come from the store, they are nutrient-dense and cleanse approved.
Energy bites are very customizable, so you can adjust the flavors as you please. Some people prefer a nuttier flavor, while others enjoy sweeter snacks. This recipe calls for raw almonds, raw walnuts, raw cacao powder, Mejool dates, and alcohol-free vanilla extract. It doesn’t get more straight forward than that, people. There are no emulsifiers or chemical additives to bind your energy bites together. You just need to form them into balls, place them on a parchment-lined baking sheet or plate, and freeze them until firm.
It’s best to store the energy bites in a container in freezer if you don’t plan on consuming them right away. They’ll stay fresh in an airtight container in the fridge for up to two weeks, but you can store them in the freezer for months. In regards to rolling the blended mixture into balls, it’s best to wet your hands with water so that the mixture doesn’t stick to your hands. And don’t forget the parchment paper, otherwise your energy bites will stick to whatever you put them on, be it a plate, baking sheet, or container.
- Prep Time:10m
- Total Time:10m
- 1 c raw walnuts
- 1 c raw almonds
- 1/4 c raw cacao powder
- 1 tsp. alcohol-free vanilla extract
- 1 c Medjool dates, pitted
- Add the walnuts, almonds, and cacao powder to a food processor and blend in short bursts until coarse.
- Add the vanilla extract and dates and pulse until the mixture is clumpy and stick, almost like a dough.
- Form the mixture into balls that are about the size of two tablespoons. You can make them smaller if you prefer, but you should be able to make about 10 balls.