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Fruit and Nut Energy Bites

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These fruit and nut energy bites are a perfect quick, wholesome snack. Dried fruits, nuts, peanut or almond butter, dates, and some salt make up these easy bites. Easily customizable and great for on the go, pack these as a satisfying lunchbox treat, for a road trip, or grab a few in the morning for a good source of fiber and protein. These energy bites will keep in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week. Plus they are much more budget friendly than the store bought bites.

Fruit and Nut Energy Bites stacked in a bowl
ingredients in a food processor

TOOLS I USED FOR THIS RECIPE:

  • Rubber Spatula – a must for any home baker! Perfect for scrapping the sides of a mixing bowl.
  • Mixing Bowls – a good mixing bowl is a must! I love a set of nesting bowls, ceramic is my favorite!
  • Portion Scoops – my go to for getting even sized scoops!
  • Glass Storage Container – perfect for storing these bites in the fridge! I prefer glass over plastic, or store in resealable pouches.

Highlights of the nut bites recipe:

  • Customizable
  • Satisfies your sweet tooth
  • Good source of fiber
  • Clean snacking
  • Quick snacks
  • Crunchy nut pieces
  • Budget friendly
  • Good snack for kids
  • Guilt-free treat full of natural sugars and healthy fats
  • Made with whole foods, simple ingredients
Fruit and Nut Energy Bites

These nut energy balls are a great creative solution to incorporate more fiber and healthy fats into your day.

If you like these Fruit and Nut Bites, you’ll love these other easy healthy recipes….

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5 Ingredient Protein Bites

Grocery List for Fruit and Nut Energy Bites:

  • Dried apricots
  • Medjool dates, pitted
  • Pinch of salt
  • Natural peanut butter (could substitute almond butter or cashew butter)
  • Cashews (could substitute macadamia nuts)
  • Almonds
  • Honey (could substitute maple syrup or agave)
mixture blended up in a food processor

These can be kept at room temperature, but I prefer keeping them in the fridge!

Instructions:

  • In the bowl of a food processor or blender combine the pitted dates, apricots, salt, honey, peanut butter, almonds, and cashews.
  • Pulse in 15 second increments until the mixture starts to come together. Scrape the side of the bowl as needed. After about a minute the mixture should be uniform and stick together when formed into a ball.
  • Use a small portion scoop or a measuring spoon to scoop out even sized amounts of the fruit and nut mixture. Using your hands, roll into balls. If desired, roll the finished bites in chopped nuts. Set on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper, let chill in the fridge for 10-15 minutes. Transfer to an airtight container and store in the fridge for 5-7 days.

*Look for dried fruit with no added sugar

Variations or additions:

  • Roll in shredded, unsweetened coconut
  • Substitute other dried fruit like dried cherries, cranberries, raisins, or any fruit combination
  • Added bonus of cacao nibs or cocoa powder for a chocolaty taste

Wholesome snacks great for in between meal times

Fruit and Nut Energy Bites

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Course: Snack
Keyword: Energy Bites, Meal Prep
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 24 Bites
Calories: 129kcal
Author: The Hearty Life
Cost: $
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Ingredients: 

  • 2 cups Medjool dates, pitted
  • 1/2 cup Dried apricots
  • 1/2 cup Almonds, roasted and unsalted
  • 1/2 cup Cashews, roasted and unsalted
  • 1/2 cup Peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp Honey
  • 1 tsp Salt

Instructions:

  • In the bowl of a food processor or blender combine the pitted dates, apricots, salt, honey, peanut butter, almonds, and cashews.
  • Pulse in 15 second increments until the mixture starts to come together. Scrape the side of the bowl as needed. After about a minute the mixture should be uniform and stick together when formed into a ball.
  • Use a small portion scoop or a measuring spoon to scoop out even sized amounts of the fruit and nut mixture. Using your hands, roll into balls. If desired, roll the finished bites in chopped nuts. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for 5-7 days.

Nutrition:

Serving: 1 bite | Calories: 129 kcal | Carbohydrates: 15 g | Protein: 3 g | Fat: 7 g | Saturated Fat: 2 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2 g | Trans Fat: 1 g | Cholesterol: 1 mg | Sodium: 5 mg | Potassium: 99 mg | Fiber: 3 g | Sugar: 7 g | Vitamin A: 11 IU | Vitamin C: 1 mg | Calcium: 45 mg | Iron: 1 mg

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

Fruit and Nut Energy Bites with a glass of milk

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