Cinnamon Raisin Hazelnut Energy Bites

Cinnamon Raisin Hazelnut Energy Bites

Okay, yes...another energy bite recipes.

I love the depth that the raisins give these bites and there's the tiniest hint of cacao powder too. All rounded out with just enough cinnamon. They're perfectly balanced. 

 

Cinnamon Raisin Hazelnut Energy Bites

by Erin Parekh, Head of Nutrition

MAKES 12-16 BITES

INGREDIENTS:

 

1/2 cup raw hazelnuts
1/2 cup raw walnuts
14 soft Medjool dates, pits removed*
1/2 cup raisins
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. cardamom
1 Tbs. cacao powder
1/4 tsp. fine salt

DIRECTIONS:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Add nuts to sheet pan and toast for 5-6 minutes until just golden and fragrant. Watch them closely to prevent burning.

  • Add toasted nuts to the bowl of a food processor and pulse briefly to break down. Add remaining ingredients and pulse another 60 seconds or so until a dough forms and sticks together when pressed between your fingers. It should still have some texture.

  • Roll dough into heaping tablespoon sized balls (or smaller for kid sized hands). Chill in a single layer for one hour to firm up. 

  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge for several weeks or in the freezer for 2-3 months. 

  • If your dates are hard, soak them in hot water for 5 minutes. Drain well and continue with recipes.