No-Bake Chocolate Cherry Energy Bites
These No-Bake Chocolate Cherry Energy Bites are completely nut-free, gluten-free, and vegan, making them a suitable snack idea for many dietary restrictions! They're easy to make and filled with simple, healthy ingredients.
Servings 15 balls
- Raw cacao powder
- Desiccated coconut
Add the pitted medjool dates, dried cherries, raw cacao powder, and approximately 1 tablespoon of water to a food processor. Pulse until the ingredients form a paste-like mixture, about 1 minute. Next, add the hemp seeds, chia seeds, and dark chocolate chips to the food processor, and pulse everything together again for about 30 seconds. I like a bit of texture in my energy bites, so check to make sure there are still pieces of chocolate chips in tact! *if the ingredients aren't sticking together, feel free to add a small amount of water, as needed
If you'd like your energy bites to have a "topping," get your topping ingredient(s) ready. Simply pour a small amount of raw cacao powder or desiccated coconut into a small bowl. This part is optional - you can leave them "bare" too (but I do love the cacao topping best!)
Scoop a small amount of the mixture (about 1 Tbsp worth) into your hands. Roll into balls, then roll the ball into your topping of choice, if desired. Transfer the finished energy bite onto a small baking sheet or plate. Continue until all the mixture is used up.
Place the completed energy bites into the fridge for 1 hour to let them harden and set. They are now ready to be enjoyed or stored for later!
*Recipe makes approximately 15 balls, depending on size.
*Energy bites should be stored in an airtight container in the fridge. They will keep up to 1 week in the fridge, or 3 months in the freezer. If freezing, just be sure to thaw for a few minutes before eating!