This is the base of your energy bites and provides all the sweetness you need without added sugar!
These add some bulk to your energy bites. Leave them out for a gluten free or low carb option.
Nut free butters:
Nuts and Seeds
1 cup dates
½ cup almond milk
¼ cup almond butter
2 tbsp dark chocolate chips
1 tbsp flax seeds
2 tbsp pumpkin seeds
2/3 cup rolled oats
1 tsp vanilla
½ cup unsweetened shredded coconut
Pulse dates in a food processor or blender
Add the milk, nut butter, flavours and seeds, and pulse or mix until combined. You want there to be consistently small pieces but not overly processed.
Carefully roll into 1-inch balls (29-30 grams per ball), using the warmth of your hands to mold them together. Should yield 14-15 balls.
Roll balls in shredded coconut, and place in fridge or freezer for 15 minutes to set. Otherwise, eat as is! Will keep fresh in an air-tight bag or container for up to a week. Freeze for longer term storage.