Strawberry-Date Bites

Updated: Feb 12



I always seem to be picking up energy bars these days, so I decided to try and make my version. Though, as you can see, my "bars" are more like a ball that's okay with me. I processed together dates, dehydrated strawberries, cashews, pistachios, coconut, and a few other things. Once the mixture was fully incorporated, I rolled it into a bunch of balls, and the rest is as they said history. They turned out fantastic. My husband and sons ate most of the batch in short order. We all loved them for the delicious taste as well as how healthy they are for us. No baking and no cooking sounds good to me.


Ingredients for Strawberry-Date Bites:

yields 8 bites


12 Medjool Dates pitted

1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon strawberry powder from 1 bag dehydrated strawberries

3/4 cup raw cashews

1/4 cup + 1/4 cup raw pistachios

1/2 cup shredded unsweetened coconut

1 tablespoon coconut oil

1 teaspoon vanilla

pinch of sea salt


Time-Saving Tip: This recipe can be made a day in advance and stored in an airtight container.


Let's see what we need.


Let's cook.


Pour the strawberries into the food processor and process until fine. Transfer the mixture to a bowl. I poured the entire bag in and used some in the mix and some for rolling and still had a little extra. Mix the extra powder into yogurt or smoothies.


Without cleaning the food processor, add the cashews and 1/4 cup pistachios and process until fine; then add the dates and process until fine.


Add the strawberry powder, coconut oil, coconut, and salt; process until well combined. Shape the mixture into 18 equal-sized balls.


I like to coat the bites in a mixture of strawberry powder and coconut and well as finely chopped pistachios. Feel free to roll them all in just the powder, coconut or pistachios.


They're ready! They look great and are so easy to prepare. The dates add just the right amount of sweetener, and the combination of flavors is delicious. Feel free to switch out the dehydrated strawberries for your favorite dehydrated fruit.


Enjoy!


Ingredients for Strawberry-Date Bites:

yields 8 bites


  • 12 Medjool Dates pitted

  • 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon strawberry powder from 1 bag dehydrated strawberries

  • 3/4 cup raw cashews

  • 1/4 cup + 1/4 cup raw pistachios

  • 1/2 cup shredded unsweetened coconut

  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • pinch of sea salt

  • Pour the strawberries into the food processor and process until fine. Transfer the mixture to a bowl. I poured the entire bag in and used some in the mix and some for rolling and still had a little extra. The extra powder can be mixed into yogurt or smoothies.

  • Without cleaning the food processor add the cashews and 1/4 cup pistachios and process until fine; then add the dates and process until fine.

  • Add the strawberry powder, coconut oil, coconut, and salt; process until well combined. Shape the mixture into 18 equal-sized balls.

  • I like to coat the bites in a mixture of strawberry powder and coconut and well as finely chopped pistachios. Feel free to roll them all in just the powder, coconut or pistachios.

  • Time-Saving Tip: This recipe can be made a day in advance and stored in an airtight container.


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