Coconut Energy Bites

When things get busy, and we’re constantly on the move sometimes it’s hard to find a healthy quick snack on the go. These quick and easy energy bites are a nice change up from the normal granola bar you normally reach for. They aren’t jammed packed with sugar like most energy bars these days and add in some great flavor to enjoy whenever you want. The sprouts are a nice addition of potassium, magnesium , even vitamin E and Zinc!  I used Organic Sprouted, which are gluten free, wheat and nut free. You can use plain sunflower seeds ( shelled of course) or even pumpkin seeds if those are on hand. 

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You get the mild hints of honey, with almond and coconut and a nice pop of the  cherry all in a bite. You can easily mix up the dried fruit for what ever is on hand just simply chop small ( think a nice sweet dried apricot! )   

 

Coconut Energy Bites
Yields 30
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
25 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
25 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 cup oats
  2. 3/4 cups chopped walnuts ( almonds work or pecans)
  3. 1/2 cups sprouted sunflower seeds
  4. 1/4 shredded coconut
  5. 3 tablespoons coconut oil
  6. 1/3 heaping cup of honey ( cause mine spilled over by about 2 tablespoons of honey....oops?)
  7. 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  8. pinch of salt
  9. 3 tablespoons almond flour ( or coconut flour, you can use all purpose, but then it won't be GF)
  10. 3/4 cup dried cherries
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Make sure your nuts are chopped small, mix everything together in a large bowl till well combined. Take a good tablespoons worth of the mixture and form into a ball *or use a cookie dough scoop-
  3. Place in/on either a prepared ( sprayed with baking spray) mini muffin tins or a regular cookie baking sheet. If using the baking sheet lightly press the balls down to flatten just a little. If using the mini muffin tins, press firmly down to create better form in the tin.
  4. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until slightly golden brown around edges. Take out and let cool within pan then transfer to wire rack.
Notes
  1. Store in air tight container for up to 4 days.
  2. Depending on how big you make them you can get 24-30 bites out of one batch.
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10 thoughts on “Coconut Energy Bites

  1. Debby Payne

    Almost makes me wish I had kids at home again to make these for the energetic ones! Great simple recipe with lots of flavor – love the idea of the honey too.

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  2. Pam

    Cherries and coconut are two of my favorite things and I have never had them together before. These really look delicious. They seem easy enough to make and would really come in handy when you are in a hurry and are hungry.

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