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No-bake energy bites - Not great to look at but the perfect snack

  • Dates
  • Peanut Butter
  • Decimated Coconut
  • Coco Powder
  • Cinnamon
  • 1 Vanilla Pod
  • Whole Almonds
  • Flaxseed
  • Sunflower Seeds
  • Honey Or Maple Syrup.


Step 1

So you don't need to be exact with the measurements here. Put in roughly what you see in the picture but every packet of dates is going to vary in moisture and it is better to just play around with the recipe. Its a couple of teaspoons of cinnamon and the rest of that powder is coco.

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Step 2

Get your mixture going and lash in all the really dry ingredients starting with the almonds.

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Step 3

Add in the sunflower seeds.

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Step 4

Next goes the flax seeds and then you are ready to grind them all up.

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Step 5

Then you want to lash in the coconut. This will give it a really good flavour. Also throw in the other dry ingredients...the coco and the cinnamon.

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Step 6

Some dates are wetter and more moist than others. Lash a good few in if they feel dry.

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Step 7

Add in your peanut butter making sure to scrape it all away from the edges. This is going to help to bind the mixture together.

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Step 8

Cut your vanilla pod in half and scarpe all the seeds out. You could easily use vanilla extract if you don't have any fresh.

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Step 9

At this stage your mixture should be getting nice and wet and starting to come together into more of a paste.

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Step 10

Add in the honey. You want to keep adding the honey or peanut butter until the mixture comes together. It should feel like pla dough and not be dry and flakey. You should be able to roll it in to nice little balls or shapes. Don't be scared to add more wet ingredients if too dry or more coconut if too wet. You'll get used to it yourself over time and know what works.

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Step 11

Roll the mixture into little balls or whatever shape you want (biscuits, squares etc) and put them in the fridge for an hour. There is no need to cook them at all and you can start eating them for a snack straight away!

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Written By

Niall Harbison

Niall founded our sister site Lovin' Dublin with a few simple aims: discover new places to eat in Dublin and share simple recipes cooked up in his kitchen.