Toasted Coconut and Walnut Energy Bites

My clients LOVE energy bites and for good reason – they are the perfect grab-and-go snack and there are so many different flavor combinations to choose from. The coconut and walnuts in these bites add a good amount of healthy fat and the dates add fiber to help keep you full. I also like having a few of these for breakfast with coffee or tea.

1. Preheat oven to 375. Place walnuts and coconut on a baking sheet and toast in the oven for 5-8 minutes, or until fragrant. Allow to cool slightly.

2. Meanwhile, place the dates in a bowl and cover with warm water. Soak for 10 minutes, then drain.

3. Place walnuts, coconut, dates, vanilla and salt in a food processor and process until a thick dough forms.

4. Roll the mixture into 16 bites. Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.



Toasted Coconut and Walnut Energy Bites
Makes 16 bites

All you need:
1 cup walnut halves
1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1 (12 oz.) package pitted medjool dates
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
1 teaspoon sea salt

All you do:
1. Preheat oven to 375. Place walnuts and coconut on a baking sheet and toast in the oven for 5-8 minutes, or until fragrant. Allow to cool slightly.
2. Meanwhile, place the dates in a bowl and cover with warm water. Soak for 10 minutes, then drain.
3. Place walnuts, coconut, dates, vanilla and salt in a food processor and process until a thick dough forms.
4. Roll the mixture into 16 bites. Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

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