Apricot Almond Ginger Energy Bites

Summary

Yield
Bites
Prep time
15 minutes
Cooking time
Total time
15 minutes

Description

Need something small, healthy, sweet, quick and delicious? Welcome to our energy bites! Energy bites are quite popular, but I'm allergic to oats, and the main ingredient of almost every energy bite out there calls for oats! So we decided to start working on a recipe for grain free energy bites. This was our first recipe, and we've been refining it until we got it just how we like it! So meet our Apricot Almond Ginger Energy Bites! Takes 5 minutes to make and you don't have to wait for them to refrigerate or freeze before you eat one or two of them! ;) These are so much fun for kids to help you roll into balls. Or you can pat the whole thing in a flat dish and cut into squares. (One word of caution, they are very calorie dense with nuts and dried fruit, so don't eat too many of them or you'll get a stomach ache.) Happy Eating!

Ingredients

1 c
dried apricots (any kind. I use unsulfered turkish apricots.)
1 c
dates (any kind. I use deglet.)
1 c
raw almonds
1 c
shredded coconut (unsweetened is best)
1 T
chia seed (slightly ground, optional)
2 t
fresh ginger (finely grated)
1⁄8 t
salt (optional)
2 T
Water

Notes

If you don't like ginger, you can leave it out--but it's worlds better with the ginger!

If you don't have fresh ginger, you can use a couple pieces of crystalized ginger instead. It'll give a slightly different flavor, but it's still very nice!

If your processor is small, it's very easy to cut this recipe in half or even quarters!

Instructions

PLACE all ingredients except water into food processor. 

PULSE or grind until the fruit and nuts are the desired size.

RUN food processor again and dribble water as needed until mixture is moist enough to hold together when you squeeze it.

POUR into a bowl and mix. 

FORM into desired size.

STORE in refrigerator or freezer. Keeps two weeks in refrigerator, or a couple months in freezer.