These little energy bites will be your MVPs throughout the day!
We love energy bites and bars because they are quick to make, typically use only a few ingredients (3 here!), are easily adaptable and make for a healthy, on-the-go snack or treat!
These bites contain pitted dates (which are naturally sweet), tahini and unsweetened cocoa powder. Simply blend in your food processor till smooth, form into balls and chill!
You won’t believe that these fudgy little bites contain no added sugar, and are both vegan and gluten-free.
Pop them in a lunch box, put them out during homework time or enjoy during the “hangry” hour in the late afternoon!
Fudgy Tahini Bites:
- 2 cups pitted dates (see Note, below)
- 1/2 cup tahini (can substitute with any nut or seed butter if preferred)
- 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, plus extra for rolling
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt (optional)
Line a baking sheet with wax or parchment paper; set aside.
Place the dates, tahini, cocoa powder and salt (if using) into your food processor and process till broken down into crumbs. Blend till a ball forms on the side of the bowl, scraping down once or twice if needed.
Use a tablespoon or cookie scoop to form mounds onto your baking sheet. Use slightly damp hands to form into balls, then roll in cocoa powder to coat. Refrigerate to set; keep chilled in an airtight container.
Note: you’ll want to use very soft dates for the best results. If your dates are hard or dry, soak in very hot water to cover for 15 – 30 minutes to soften. Drain thoroughly, pat dry and proceed with recipe.