Prep Time: 15 min Cook Time: 0 min Servings: 24 bites
Energy bites might just be the most delicious treat ever created. Ok, maybe thats a little dramatic, lol, but truthfully they are a great way to sneak in so many nourishing ingredients without anyone even noticing. I especially like these spring energy bites and the combination of the finely chopped dried fruit which makes them slightly sweet, smooth and energizing.
Pro-tip, double the batch and freeze- they actually taste so yummy frozen!
1/2 cup raisins, soaked for 3 hours to plump and then rinsed
1 + 3/4 cup dried figs
1 cup organic dried apricots
1 cup chopped pitted dates
1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 cup dried unsweetened shredded coconut
Note: use sulphate-free dried fruit when possible.
01. Transfer the raisins to a food processor, then add the figs, apricots and dates. Process until finely chopped, about one minute.
02. Transfer the dried fruit mixture into a medium bowl and stir in the peanut butter, chocolate chips and cinnamon. If the mixture is too dry, add up to 2 tablespoons of water at a time to moisten.
03. Roll into 1-inch balls with wet hands (to prevent sticking). Roll each ball into a bowl of shredded coconut.
04. Store in an airtight container and can be refrigerated for up to 3 weeks.