These date- and cashew-based cinnamon energy bites are super easy to make and are great on-the-go snacks or a paleo-friendly dessert.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
additional:
30 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
20
Yield:
20 bites
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Ingredients

20
Original recipe yields 20 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine dates, cashews, flax meal, cinnamon, and salt in a food processor or blender; blend until very well mixed. While the processor is running, add coconut oil and blend until mixture holds together.

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  • Roll mixture into 20 balls (about the size of a large gum ball) and arrange on a plate or baking sheet. Freeze for at least 30 minutes. Keep energy balls stored in the freezer or refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts

54 calories; protein 1.2g 2% DV; carbohydrates 4.2g 1% DV; fat 4g 6% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 51.7mg 2% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
03/01/2020
Review from 7/7/16Man, these are awesome! They are so simple to make too. The whole family enjoys these so, I keep a container in the freezer all the time now. During the warm/hot months they are so refreshing and filling, right out of the freezer. They are also great for road trips when kept in a cooler. Thank you, Alli, for the wonderful recipe. **UPDATE** 9/9/16 I make these all the time and have found that, when using a mini food processor, I get better results grinding the cashews before adding the other ingredients. They seem to hold their shape better even though larger bits of cashews was nice, they fell apart easily. Keep these in your freezer for those "I need something sweet" moments. Trust me, your kids will grab these instead of candy. These are the true LifeSavers! Read More
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8 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
02/29/2020
Review from 7/7/16Man, these are awesome! They are so simple to make too. The whole family enjoys these so, I keep a container in the freezer all the time now. During the warm/hot months they are so refreshing and filling, right out of the freezer. They are also great for road trips when kept in a cooler. Thank you, Alli, for the wonderful recipe. **UPDATE** 9/9/16 I make these all the time and have found that, when using a mini food processor, I get better results grinding the cashews before adding the other ingredients. They seem to hold their shape better even though larger bits of cashews was nice, they fell apart easily. Keep these in your freezer for those "I need something sweet" moments. Trust me, your kids will grab these instead of candy. These are the true LifeSavers! Read More
(4)
Rating: 4 stars
09/12/2016
Loved this base! My food processor took a bit of a beating but it worked out great. I added a bit of vanilla and maple syrup to help it stick together. Read More
(2)
Rating: 4 stars
08/29/2016
I made them for my husband and he liked them. He did say it seemed like a lot of work for the amount you got. I thought they were different and I liked them. I did have trouble getting them to stay together. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/01/2018
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Rating: 5 stars
06/04/2019
These are delicious! I had to make a few alterations- I didn t have cashews so I used half almonds and half walnuts. Also I added a little more flax meal than suggested and a few dried cranberries to lessen the sweetness. And I added some almond milk to help my mixer out. They are a little sticky so mine don t look perfect. But I don t mind. Tastes great! Perfect protein bite. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/06/2017
These are very good. Paleo-friendly which was what I was looking for. Thanks for the recipe I will be making these often. Read More
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