Raw Energy Bites

These are such a simple treat to make, require no baking, blending, boiling, or cooking of any kind really. They're raw, so it's just a matter of putting ingredients together. Also, they're so good. I've brought them to yoga potlucks, served them as dessert after dinner parties, and fed them to my hungry husband. They are delicious, but also people seem to be so impressed when you tell them it's a raw, plant-based treat. I do think of these as a healthy treat. They are filled with whole food, good for you ingredients, and contain good plant-based protein. Hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup dried oats
  • 1/2 cup almond butter
  • 1/3 cup raw honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup hemp seeds
  • 1/3 cup nuts (I used chopped walnuts, almonds, and hazelnuts)
  • 1/3 cup cacao nibs
  • 1/3 cup shredded coconut

Directions: Add all dry ingredients in the bowl first: oats, hemp seeds, nuts, cacao nibs, coconut and mix together. Next add in wet ingredients: almond butter, honey, vanilla extract and mix together. Once the mixture is completely combined, wet your hands with cold water (this helps the mixture from sticking to your hands) take a small portion of mixture and roll it into a ball, arranging them on a parchment or waxed paper lined baking sheet. You may have to wet your hands a few times until you have the balls completed. Once the balls are completed place them in the refrigerator to cool and enjoy after 10-15 minutes of chilling. Store in the refrigerator and enjoy whenever you need a bit of energy or just a little treat. These will keep for about a week but I'd be amazed if they last until then.