These no-bake energy bites are made with only two ingredients and they’re packed with protein, healthy fats, and energy-boosting oats. These energizing “bites” are perfect for busy people on the run. You can take them along as a quick and nutritious snack.
Soak dates - Place the dates in a heat-proof bowl and pour some boiling water about 2 inches over the dates. Soak for 10 minutes then drain them well. Pit the dates and discard any loose dry skin.Pro tip - soaking the dates will ensure they become smooth when put in the food processor.
Granola - Add the granola (and spices) to the food processor and pulse until breadcrumb consistency. Remove into another bowl for a few minutes.
Dates - To the same food processor add the dates and pulse until smooth.
Combine - Return the crushed granola to the food processor and pulse until combined. Transfer the content to a bowl and make sure everything is well combined. Pro tip - The food processor can leave large chunks uncombined.
Balls - take about 2 tablespoons worth of mixture and shape into a smooth ball. At this time you can also add any other dry ingredients such as flours, or wet ingredients such as nut butter to the mixture and combine well. (see variations for ideas) Pro tip- you can use a cookie scoop to make sure all balls are similar in size. A golf size ball makes a perfect single serving.
Store - Place the energy balls in a baking tray lined with parchment paper and let them air dry for 30 minutes to an hour before you store them in an airtight container. Pro tip - airdrying them in a tray will prevent them from sticking.
Storage - these will keep in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week or in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. You can even freeze them in freezer-safe bags for up to a month.
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