Happy New Year! I took a little time off from blogging to spend time with my husband and kids. It was a nice break, but I’m ready to get back to sharing recipes and being in the kitchen.
The start of the New Year is always a time when resolutions are made and I’ve made a few myself. One of those is to stop the mindless snacking and finally lose the last of the weight I’ve be carrying around from my last pregnancy. This month’s Fill the Cookie Jar theme was healthy cookies, snowflake or new year. I decided on a no bake energy bite. They’re the perfect bite when I’m craving something sweet and want something healthy. They are also a great option for my kids to snack on and feel full after one. I’m hoping this will stop them from spending time in the pantry looking for something to eat.
The best part – they’re so easy to make! It took me less than 10 minutes to make and then pop them in the fridge to firm up for an hour. This recipe is very versatile, you can swap out the walnuts for another nut or roll the bites into shredded coconut.
1/3 cup walnuts
10 medjool dates, pitted
1/4 cup shredded coconut
1 Tbsp coconut oil
1 Tbsp water
In a food processor, pulse the walnuts until they are chopped. Add in the dates, coconut, coconut oil and water. Process for a minute until the mixture comes together and there are no large pieces of dates.
Scoop out the mixture with a cookie scoop and roll in ball. Place in a mini muffin liner and refrigerate for an hour. Stir in an air tight container.
Check out all the cookie recipe’s in this month’s Fill the Cookie Jar in the link below!