I highly advise soaking your dates in hot water for about 5 minutes while you assemble the ingredients first. Do this before chopping them, then drain, then chop.
Grind the oats for about 1 minute in a food processor, until they’re almost ground down.
Add in all the other ingredients and mix until incorporated and the mixture begins to turn into a dough. It should be slightly sticky and very thick, about 1 more minute on high or how long your food processor might take.
Roll the mixture into round balls using a tablespoon measurer until the entire mixture is rolled out, into about 18-20 bites. You may want to wet your fingers so it's easier to roll!
Roll in toppings if desired or dip in chocolate!
Place in the fridge for at least an hour to set, then enjoy!
Expert Tips and FAQIf you keep your dates in the fridge like me, you’re going to want to hydrate them again. So that they’re nice and soft and help the energy bites stick together so well. Soak them in hot or boiling water for about 5 minutes while you gather all your ingredients. They’ll be much more pliable that way. Feel free to add even more oats! They’re so versatile here that even ½ cup (to your taste and texture) would work perfectly. It also helps if you’re trying to add even more carbs/fibre/protein to your bites.Allowyour energy bites to rest in the fridge for a bit before serving. The consistency is even better!I rolled these in some crumbled cocoa cereal. Totally random, but the point is you can roll it in a fun festive crumb to add flavour. Other choices include crushed peppermint, sweetened cocoa powder, or even cinnamon sugar!On top of that, they are great for a quick breakfast, snacks in lunch kits, and freeze really well. They actually last really well outside of the fridge too, and in a pinch make a yummy quick and healthy dessert.Enjoy so much friends! And cheers to the last new recipe of 2020! This may be my favourite energy bites recipe yet, to be honest. Let me know if you give it a try in the comments below!