Coconut Date Energy Bites


Coconut Date Energy Bites (makes 12-15)

Get rid of those Clif bars and fill your belly with this goodness!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup unsweetened dried coconut
  • 1/2 cup roasted pumpkin seeds
  • 12 pitted dates, pitted and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup water
  • zest of one orange
  • pinch of salt
  • extra coconut for rolling (optional)’

Directions

  1. Make sure your dates are pitted, and then chop them into bite sized pieces.
  2. Add dates, oats, coconut, vanilla, salt, and pepitas to a food processor.
  3. Zest one orange over top of the food processor, and then let it spin.
  4. The mixture will be dry and crumbly. Process for a minute just to break down some of the larger pieces.
  5. Slowly add about 1/4 cup of water – add just until the mixture becomes wet and a bit sticky.
  6. Scoop out tablespoon sized portions and roll into balls. They will have a bit of stickiness to them,
  7. Roll in shredded coconut if desired.

These can be eaten at room temp, but I prefer them cooled in the refrigerator. Pack for snacks, hikes, bike rides, or any other long day where you might need a quick boost!

Adapted from Daily Garnish.com