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Coconut-Fig Chunks of Energy

April  3, 2018
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Feeling tired? These tasty no-bake vegan coconut-fig energy bites may help you get through the week.

  • Makes 40 pieces
  • 30 dried figs, stems removed
  • 5 dried dates, pitted
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, roughly shopped
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened shredded coconut, plus additional for rolling
  • 3 tablespoons whole grain oats
  • 3 tablespoons smooth almond butter
  • 2 teaspoons dairy-free dark chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon ground flax seeds
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • dash of salt
In This Recipe
  1. Line a 9×9 baking pan or loaf pan with parchment paper, allowing enough for overhang on the two larger sides. Set aside.
  2. Using a kitchen mixer, such as a Cusinart fitted with a blade attachment, add the figs, dates, walnuts, 2 tablespoons coconut, oats, almond butter, chocolate chips, flax feeds, vanilla extract and salt. Mix on high for 1-2 minutes until well blended. The mixture should resemble coarse sand as shown in the photo above.
  3. Place the mixture into the prepared pan. Using a small glass or jar, press the mixture firmly and evenly making it as flat and uniform as possible.
  4. Refrigerate for 1 hour to set.
  5. To finish the power bites, place about 1/2 cup of shredded coconut on a small plate and set aside.
  6. Gently lift the parchment paper out of the pan and place on a cutting board. Using a slicer knife, cut into small, 1-inch squares. Roll the bites in shredded coconut evenly to coat.
  7. Store the power bites in an airtight container in the refrigerator. They should keep fresh for up tp two weeks.

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