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

Via Lindsey Block
on Mar 18, 2012
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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.


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About Lindsey Block

Lindsey Block spends her weekdays as part of the Elephant Journal crew and her weekends hiking or picnicking at the park with a book. She's been a vegetarian for most of her adult life and delights in cooking up a new recipe (even though she really just wants to make tacos). She currently lives in Southern California.


10 Responses to “No-Bake Peanut Butter, Coconut, Date Power Bites.”

  1. Jeannie says:

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

  2. Lindsey B. says:

    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.

  3. May says:

    Flax seeds: whole or ground?

  4. Lindsey B. says:

    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.

  5. Andrea Lee says:

    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!!!

  6. Alicia says:

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

  7. Lindsey B. says:


  8. lisa yarmis says:

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

  9. Ellen says:

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