cashew ‘cookie’ energy bites

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We can all use a little more energy in our day… Instead of reaching for another cup of coffee or cookie, choose a smart snack! By picking a treat that is a good source of protein + fiber + healthy fat, you will ensure stable blood sugar levels that will keep energy steady and prevent a blood sugar crash.

This cashew energy bites are similar to lara bars; instead of using just dried fruit and nuts, I added hemp protein, maca, and raw honey for additional raw energy and superfood nutrition.

Make a batch of these sweet treats and keep a few on hand throughout your day to combat an energy dip. Also makes a great post workout snack.

Cashew ‘Cookie’ Energy Bites

Ingredients:

1 cup pitted dates
1 ½ cups cashews
2 teaspoons maca powder
¼ cup hemp powder
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon raw honey
¼ teaspoon sea salt
¼ cup hemp seeds

Procedure:

Add dates, cashews, maca and ¼ cup hemp powder to food processor; pulse until combined.

Add vanilla, honey and salt, pulsing until mixture forms a big ball.

Place hemp seeds on a dish. Roll date mixture into 1-inch balls, and roll them in the hemp seeds to coat.

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9 thoughts on “cashew ‘cookie’ energy bites

    • yes! you can store them in the fridge or on the counter in an airtight container. they should keep about a week or so.

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  2. Amanda these look delicious–to me. Maryjane hates cashews. I may try a few batches w/ macademia, pistachios, or pecans. ANy other suggestions?
    Thanks
    Tom

  3. I can’t wait to make these! I love larabars and the price can really add up, so these look perfect and with added health benefits. Thank you!

  4. These are terrific! I’ve been making them for friends and for snacks after yoga classes. Have you tried freezing them with any success?
    Thanks.

    • hi margaret. glad you have been enjoying the cashew cookie energy bites! i have not tried freezing them… but it would be worth trying out!

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