Date Almond Energy Bites

Date Almond Energy Bites (Gluten-free)

Is it a dessert or an energy bite? You decide.
Course Desserts
Cuisine American
Keyword dates, easy snack recipes, gluten-free
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 18 energy bites
Calories 166 kcal
Author Adapted from Cooking Light


  • 2 1/2 cups pitted dates I used Medjool
  • 2 cups slivered almonds toasted
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut chips toasted


  1. In a food processor, place dates, almonds, cinnamon, and salt. Process for about 20 seconds, scrape down the bowl, then process an additional 20 seconds or until the mixture forms a thick paste.
  2. Finely chop toasted coconut chips and place on a plate.
  3. Use a 1 1/2-inch cookie scoop to shape the date mixture into balls. Roll in your hands, then in the coconut.

Recipe Notes

Don't like coconut? Skip it. The truffles are equally good without it.