4-Ingredient Date Bites

Hi, friend! How have you been?

I’ve been busy.

And I’ve also been struggling with this whole no-sugar-Monday-through-Friday thing.

Luckily, the short and simple recipe that I get to share with you today is a remedy to both of those problems. 🙂 Shout out to my sweet friend/coworker Bonnie who made a variation of these first and gave me the idea!

Introducing…4-Ingredient Date Bites. The sweetest, tastiest, easiest treat ever. 

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The best part is, they’re 100% vegan, made from whole foods, and free from anything that it’s trendy to not eat right now. 🙂 They’re perfect for a sweet treat after dinner, or for quick fuel before you head out the door for your morning run. Wanna know the goods?

4 cups of dates

Half a cup of unsweetened coconut 

One cup of unsalted pistachios

One tablespoon of agave nectar

That’s IT! I’m willing to bet you already have a few of these good-for-you staples in your kitchen right this very moment.

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How To Make Date Bites

  1. Take dates and chop in your food processor. Make sure your dates are pitted!
  2. Remove dates from food processor and add to a large mixing bowl. Use the back of a spoon to mold dates together to form a thick paste.
  3. Crush pistachios and add to the dates.
  4. Add in just a bit of agave nectar.
  5. Mash it all together!
  6. Crush your unsweetened coconut pieces and place in separate bowl.
  7. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or plastic wrap.
  8. Get ready to get messy — using your hands, take the date mixture and roll small balls at any size that you’d like.
  9. Dip the ball in coconut chips until it’s covered on the outer layer.
  10. Place on baking sheet and let them chill in fridge for at least one hour before serving.

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Too easy, right? I love that they satisfy my sweet tooth naturally. Give them a try and let me know what you think! The mix-in possibilities are endless.

Happy Snacking!

-Charlotte

 

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