No Bake Apple Almond Butter Energy Bites
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Serves: 14 balls
  • Energy Bites:
  • 1 cup dried unsweetened apple rings
  • 1 cup packed pitted dates
  • ½ cup raw almonds
  • 2 tablespoons raw almond butter
  • ½ tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 scoop (1/4 cup) vanilla protein powder of choice
  • 1 small gala apple, cored and chopped
  • pinch of salt
  • Optional Coatings (choose one or two):
  • ¼ cup gluten free rolled oats
  • 2 tablespoons granola of choice
  • ¼ cup crushed almonds
  • 1 tablespoon coconut palm sugar
  1. Soak dates in hot water for 10-15 minutes to soften, then drain.
  2. Add dates, apple rings, almonds, almond butter, cinnamon, nutmeg, protein powder, and chopped apple to a food processor and process for 1-3 minutes, scraping the sides of the food processor with a spatula as needed.
  3. You should have a sticky but mostly smooth batter.
  4. Scoop the batter out into a bowl and using a tablespoon measure, scoop a slightly smaller than golf ball sized portion and roll into a ball using the palms of your hands. It sometimes helps to have slightly wet hands if the batter is extra sticky.
  5. Once you have made a little ball, roll the ball into the coating of choice (oats, granola, crushed almonds, etc.), and place the ball on a cookie sheet covered in wax/parchment paper.
  6. Do this with the rest of the batter to make around 14 balls.
  7. Enjoy!
Store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks or freezer for up to 3 months.
Recipe by Nutrition in the Kitch at