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March 18, 2012

No-Bake Peanut Butter, Coconut, Date Power Bites.



“We are indeed much more than what we eat, but what we eat can nevertheless help us to be much more than what we are.” ~ Adelle Davis

Similar little energy treats have been making their rounds on Pinterest and other foodie blogs I love, but I wasn’t quite sold on any—some too desserty, some a little boring—so I decided to take to my cabinets and see what I could come up with. These are the perfect little healthy nibs before yoga or a hike—keeping your hunger away without filling you up too full and making you feel blah.

These little bites are loaded with potassium, vitamin E, omega-3, iron, protein and yumminess. And the best part? These bites of delight are no-bake!

Peanut Butter, Coconut, Date Power bites

Slightly adapted from EcoSalon’s Fig & Almond Bites.

1 cup rolled oats

2 cups dates (about 15 dates), cut into bits

1/2 cup hazelnuts (or pistachios or almonds)

1 tsp cinnamon

1/3 tsp nutmeg

1/2 cup flax seeds

1 tsp vanilla (or almond) extract

1/3 cup honey

1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter (or almond butter)

1/2 cup shredded coconut

In a large bowl, mix dates, oats, flax seed, chopped nuts, cinnamon and nutmeg together. Then add in vanilla, peanut butter and honey. Mix together. Cover and put in fridge for 30 minutes.

Once chilled, mold into bite-sized balls and roll in shredded coconut. Store in fridge.

Enjoy!

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