These energy bites make the perfect snack or healthier dessert. Packed with protein, fiber and flavor, these will satisfy your hunger and your sweet tooth. I like making them on Sundays and enjoying them all week long. —Erika Gruszewski
PB Date Bites
These energy bites make the perfect snack or healthier dessert. Packed with protein, fiber and flavor, these will satisfy your hunger and your sweet tooth.
Place dates in food processor. Blend until they form a smooth paste (add a few tablespoons of water as needed).
Add the peanut butter and vanilla, pulse until a sticky dough forms.
Transfer the dough to a bowl and stir in the chocolate chips, oats and coconut.
Use your hands to roll the mixture into 1-inch balls. To set, pop the balls in the freezer for at least 15 minutes.
Bite and enjoy! Store in the refrigerator in a sealed contained for up to a week.
Makes 15-20 balls
- Peanut butter: I love peanut butter in this recipe, but you could also try almond butter, cashew butter or even sunflower seed butter.
- Shredded coconut: If you don’t like the taste of coconut (though mild in this recipe), try using chia seeds or sunflower seeds instead.
- Gluten-free: Substitute gluten-free oats.
Erika is a Syracuse native who lives in Rochester with her husband and daughter. She is a health research analyst with Excellus BlueCross BlueShield.
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