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

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“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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anonymous Jun 27, 2014 7:19pm

Any idea how many calories, fat, carbs, protein & grams of sugar in each?

anonymous Nov 26, 2012 1:05pm

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anonymous Oct 31, 2012 9:58am

though they should be store in the fridge, i think the taste is better closer to room temp

anonymous Mar 30, 2012 10:05pm

For the work involved, definitely double the batch. I’m going to try ground flax seeds next time. The results are delish!!

anonymous Mar 21, 2012 10:00pm

made them, LOVED them! Added prunes and figs with the dates. Also added chia seeds and home-made peanut butter. Only problem not is that I can't stop eating them!!!

anonymous Mar 19, 2012 8:18pm

Flax seeds: whole or ground?

    anonymous Mar 20, 2012 9:18am

    I used whole but I think ground might actually work better in this recipe—I read recently ground flax seeds are healthier as your body can use more of the good stuff instead of having the whole seeds potentially pass right through you.

anonymous Mar 19, 2012 6:07am

What is their fridge life? I'm going to try with almond butter since I don't like peanut butter. Thanks!

    anonymous Mar 19, 2012 3:59pm

    To be honest, I'm not quite sure as this is my first stab at 'em, but I'd think quite awhile as most of the ingredients have a good shelf life.

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Lindsey Block

Lindsey Block spends her weekdays as part of the Elephant Journal crew and her weekends hiking or picnicking by the river with a book. A vegetarian for most of her adult life, she delights in cooking up a new recipe (even though she really just wants to make tacos). She currently lives in Montana.