Question of the day: How do you pronounce ALMOND? All-mond…AL-mond… Ahhhhhh-lmond…? However you PRONOUNCE the nut, they sure are TASTY!
I decided to use this powerhouse of a nut in these ALMOND BLISS ENERGY BITES because, well, they were on sale. Also, almonds are SO good for you!
Every Christmas my family bakes little almond flavored cookies in a spritz press machine that look like little Christmas trees and Poinsettia flowers. These energy balls ended up tasting like a comforting cross between those cookies that my family makes and a classic marzipan… I know… HOW FUN!
These little balls are an awesome pick-me-up to get you out of the dredges of mid day hunger. I don’t know about anyone else, but I am SUCH a SWEET snack lover! If you’re not, I’ve accommodated for you too with these Super-Seedy Crackers. 😉
Best of all, snacking on these balls will satisfy you’re sweet tooth without giving you a (tragic) sugar crash. You’ll get a natural perk up from the dates, but thanks to the sustainable energy from the oats and almonds, you’ll be powering through your day like the CHAMP that you are!
If you like these, you’re sure to enjoy my NO BAKE Peanut Power Cookies and HEALTHY Snickerdoodle Cookie Dough-with chickpeas!
If you end up making this I’d love to see your recreations or hear how it went in the comments below! Be sure to tag me on Instagram @cookwithcourt and #cookwithcourt to share!
Almond Bliss Energy Bites
- 1 cup tightly packed pitted dates
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp almond extract * (optional)
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 cup raw almonds (plus more for topping)
- 1 cup oats **
- 1/2 cup add ins *** (optional)
- 1/4 cup (approx.) coconut flour (for rolling) **** (see notes for substitutions)
If your dates are not already soft, soak them in warm water for 10-15 minutes until they are soft. Drain them from water and dump into a food processor or a high speed blender with vanilla extract, almond extract, and salt. Blend until well processed.
Add in almonds and oats. Pulse two or three times, then blend on high for at least a minute. Stir in any optional add ins by hand.
Using a measuring spoon, ball out each "ball" into two-tablespoon sized servings and shape into balls. Roll balls in coconut flour and add additional almonds on top. Store in fridge for up to 8 days or in freezer for up to 2 months. Enjoy!
*Optional, but it really intensifies the flavor. I would recommend using it if you have it one hand.
**Use gluten free oats to make recipe gluten free.
***My mom REALLY thought chocolate chips would taste good in this, so I added some in to half the batch for her. They tasted GREAT! I would also recommend dried fruit (like cherries, apricot, or coconut).
****Can sub with almond flour, oat flour, or powdered sugar.
This recipe is loosely modified from my NO BAKE Peanut Power Cookies.</a