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Strawberry-Date Bites

Updated: Feb 4



Energy bars have become my go-to snack, but I couldn't help but wonder if I could create my own version. Well, folks, let me tell you, my "bars" ended up taking on a more spherical shape, and you know what? I'm perfectly okay with that! I gathered dates, dehydrated strawberries, cashews, pistachios, coconut, and other goodies. After a whirlwind blending session, the mixture was ready to be shaped into a bunch of bite-sized balls, and the rest, as they say, is delicious history.


The results? Fantastic! I couldn't believe my eyes when my husband and sons devoured most of the batch in record time. It's official - we're all head over heels for these little energy balls. Not only are they bursting with flavor, but they're also incredibly nutritious. And the best part? There is no need to fire up the oven or stove - talk about a win-win! So, if you're looking for a scrumptious and healthy snack without all the fuss, try these homemade energy balls. Your taste buds and waistline will thank you!


Ingredients for Strawberry-Date Bites:

yields 18 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 18 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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