Recipe: Raw Energy Bites


We like hearty, calorie-packed snacks on the trail, but they’ve gotta taste good enough to eat over and over again. Mix up a batch of these tasty bites.

A few that we’ve tried have been dry, chalky or bitter. So we decided whip up a stash of our own. These are soft, crunchy and sweet, thanks to the Medjool date. When we first tasted the dates, we thought, sheeish..this tastes like chocolate and caramel. And while they don’t fully replace the dark stuff, they’re a welcome substitute.

Stash a few in your pack before you head out to ski. Add them to your spring canoe trip menu. Not only do they take about 20 minutes to make, you can also tweek the recipe to fit your needs. Who knows—maybe they’ll even help you go faster.

Raw Winter Energy Bites
makes 24 balls

1.5 cup pitted Medjool dates
.5 cup dried apricots
.5 cup dried blueberries
1/4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes

.5 cup salted peanuts
.5 cup sunflower seeds
1 cup sliced almonds
1/8 cup chia seeds

4 oz sesame seeds
dash cinnamon
dash nutmeg

-Place dried fruit in food processor and pulse until combined. Dump into medium mixing bowl and set aside.
-Place nuts and spices in foot processor and pulse until combined.
-Kneed fruit and nuts together until combined.
-Form into 1 inch balls and roll through sesame seeds.
-Place in fridge in a covered container for up to 1 month.

Nutrition Facts
24 Servings

Amount Per Serving
Calories 112.9
Total Fat 7.2 g
Saturated Fat 0.8 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2.8 g
Monounsaturated Fat 3.1 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Sodium 12.4 mg
Potassium 180.3 mg
Total Carbohydrate 11.2 g
Dietary Fiber 2.5 g
Sugars 7.1 g
Protein 3.1 g
Vitamin A 2.3 %
Vitamin B-12 0.0 %
Vitamin B-6 4.8 %
Vitamin C 1.5 %
Vitamin D 0.0 %
Vitamin E 13.5 %
Calcium 6.8 %
Copper 13.5 %
Folate 4.6 %
Iron 6.8 %
Magnesium 10.4 %
Manganese 20.0 %
Niacin 5.9 %
Pantothenic Acid 3.2 %
Phosphorus 9.8 %
Riboflavin 3.7 %
Selenium 4.1 %
Thiamin 4.7 %
Zinc 5.1 %
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Recipe adapted from WholeLiving.

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One Response to Recipe: Raw Energy Bites

  1. Lisa Banning Ender says:

    oo these look yummy, and I do have that food processor.
    Note to self: These are energy snacks meant for eating when expending many calories, not for popping whilst watching reality tv on the couch.

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