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3 Ingredient Nut Free Energy Bites

Recipes, Snacks

In only 10 minutes you can make these delicious, anytime, nut-free, school friendly energy bites! You can make a double or triple batch and eat them all week long! Perfect before workout or afternoon snack!


  • 1 1⁄2 cup dates, tightly packed
  • 1/3 cup creamy sunflower butter or raw tahini
  • 1⁄2 cup shredded, unsweetened coconut or rolled oats
  • Dash fine sea salt (optional)
  • Extra shredded coconut (or oats) for rolling, if desired


  1. Place pitted dates into bowl of a large food processor fitted with an “S” blade. Process until dates form a sticky ball. Use a spatula to break up the date mixture.
  2. Add sunflower seed butter, shredded coconut (and salt, if using). Process again until a sticky batter is created.
  3. Scoop dough by tablespoons and roll into balls. Arrange on a flat plate or baking sheet. Roll in extra shredded coconut (or oats) if desired.
  4. Place in refrigerator or freezer for 20 minutes to firm up. Bites will keep in airtight container for up to 1 month or freezer up to 4 months.

Yield: 2 servings


  • Vegan, gluten (if use certified gluten free oats), dairy and soy free
  • Use organic or at least non-gmo verified ingredients when possible
  • Can also add in 1-2 teaspoons chia seeds
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