Dates Coconut Almond Energy Bites (No Cook Recipe)

As a kid, I was never fond of dried dates! You canโ€™t blame me – dried dates are a little hard to chew and are not really sweet ๐Ÿ™‚ But I do like fresh pitted dates, they are quite a treat actually!! I have used date sauce and syrup in a few recipes already. Check out Dessert Crepesย (Stuffed with Date sauce, fruits and nuts) and Oats-Chocolate Mug Cake.
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When I started trying to be innovative in my cooking, for a long time it never occurred to me to make use of dates as a sweetener! But come to think of it now, dates are a natural choice to add some sweetness, right? It is packed with so much nutrition that it is actually a good idea to include it in oneโ€™s diet (Of course, in moderation ๐Ÿ™‚ )
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I actually first tried this recipe almost a year ago, but I never got a chance to take pictures or measurements! These energy bites look so absolutely delicious that I canโ€™t help finishing them off even as I make them ๐Ÿ™‚ This is a really simple and quick recipe – actually it is so simple that it can hardly be called a recipe! Even though the recipe looks so simple, the taste of the end product is absolutely delicious. These energy bites stay good for a few weeks when stored in an airtight container! (Kind of hard to not finish these off quickly though ๐Ÿ™‚ ) You can serve them with warm milk for breakfast, or pack it up for a mid-morning or post-workout snack! Having something healthy to eat is also a great way to avoid reaching out for junk food right?? Cheers to Healthy Snacking ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€
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Ingredients

  1. 10 pitted mejdool dates
  2. 1 – 2 tbsp dry coconut flakes/powder (unsweetened)
  3. 1 tbsp chopped almonds
Preparation Time: ย 5 min
Cooking Time: 0 min
Servings: 6 piecesย  ย ย 

Method

  1. Take the dates in a bowl and use a spoon to mash it well. It is ok if it is a little lumpy!
  2. Mix the almonds and coconut in a plate. Shape the dates mixture into balls and roll it in the almond-coconut mixture.

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