Power bites should only be eaten on your most active days. This recipe packs a lot of calories and energy into a small bite. They are great to take on a hike or as a snack on a day that you might have skipping a meal.
They taste great but can take some time to make, so plan ahead. Keep them ready in a container in the fridge so you can take them with you when you’re on the go.
- 1 ½ C dried fruit: apricots, apple, dates, cranberries, raisins, cherries or blueberries
- 4 large round rice cakes (plain, unsalted)
- 1 ¼ C unsweetened, unsulfured coconut flakes
- 1 C raw seeds: sunflower, pumpkin, or chia seeds (can mix all three)
- ½ rolled oats
- ¾ C honey
- ½ C nut butter: almond, hazelnut or cashew
- 1/3 C sesame seeds (white or black)
- In a food processor, pulse the dried fruit and rice cakes until they are well mixed. Transfer to a large bowl and set aside.
- In the food processor add the seeds, oats, and 1 cup of the coconut and mix for 30 seconds.
- Add the fruit mixture and mix for 30 seconds.
- Add the honey and nut butter.
- Mix everything together in the food processor until well combined.
- Cover and chill the dough for at least 1 hour.
- Roll the dough into balls about 1 tablespoon at a time.
- Roll the balls in sesame seeds and or coconut flakes to coat.
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