This recipe includes dates, cashews, macadamia nuts, oats, coconut oil, and coconut. Those healthy ingredients are not found it you average store bought cookie. The good news about this recipe is that it is so easy to make! You can have fun making this kid-friendly recipe in minutes. Getting kids involved in food preparation helps them realize the joy of cooking and it gets them excited to eat more foods than they might have been interested in before making the food.
We love this great snack to keep in your drawer at work or eat on-the-go! It was inspired by our dietitian’s love of Girl Scout cookies, she actually developed recipes that are healthier spins of traditional girl scout cookies. Take at look at these popular energy bites.
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Coconut Cookie Bites
- 8 dates
- 1/2 cup cashews
- 1/2 cup macadamias
- 1/2 cups oats
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup coconut toasted fine shredded
- 1/4 cup chocolate dark, melted
- Soak dates in warm water for at least 10 minutes to soften.
- In a food processor, add cashews, macadamias, and oats. Process until mixture reaches a fine, crumbly texture.
- Add softened dates, coconut oil, and vanilla to food processor and blend until fully incorporated.
- Pinch off about 1 Tbsp of the mixture and roll into a ball. Continue with remaining mixture. This should yield about 14 bites.
- Roll each bite in the toasted coconut, and place on a sheet of wax paper.
- Drizzle with dark chocolate and let sit until chocolate has fully set.
Nutrition info is an estimate and may contain errors.
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An award winning recipe developer, Dietitian Kaitlin’s mission is to empower others to reach their health goals by encouraging them to get back into the kitchen. Co-author of Nourished: 10 Ingredients to Happy, Healthy Eating and Cooking with Diabetes.