Granola Bar Energy Bites

Filled with the goodness of dates, oats, coconut, sunflower seeds, and cacao nibs, these are a terrific snack to have on hand. Make a batch, store them in the refrigerator, and they’re ready to grab for an on-the-go energy boost.

Granola Bar Energy Bites

  • Prep Time15 min
  • Yield3 dozen


    • 3/4 cup chopped medjool dates
    • 1 cup rolled oats
    • 3/4 cups almond butter
    • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
    • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
    • 1/4 cup cacao nibs
    • 1/2 cup shredded coconut


    1. Place the dates in the bowl of a food processor and pulse until finely chopped.
    2. Add the oats, almond butter, and cinnamon. Pulse until it resembles dough.
    3. Place the sunflower seeds, cacao nibs and coconut in the food processor, then pulse a few times to incorporate all the ingredients.
    4. Use a tablespoon or a small ice cream scoop (we use a #70, which is 1/2 oz) to scoop and firmly pack the dough. Roll in your hands and set on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
    5. Place the baking sheet in the freezer for 15 minutes until the bites firm up.
    6. Store in the refrigerator in an air-tight container.

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