Coconut Date Energy Bites

Coconut Date Energy Bites (makes 12-15)

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


  • 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)’


  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