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When the sweet cravings hit these guys have your back. They are chewy and sweet and totally guilt free.

Caramel Energy Bites (sugar & dairy free)

Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 0 minutes
Total time: 20 minutes
Yield: Approximately 20 one-inch balls

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cups pitted dates (soaked in warm water for 10 minutes and then drained) *see notes
  • 2 cups cashews
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp coconut oil
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tbsp raw cacao nibs
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds

*Do not soak the dates in water if you are using Medjool dates - these are soft enough as is and should blend easily without being soaked.

DIRECTIONS
Place dates, cashews, vanilla extract, coconut oil and salt in a food processor. Blend for approximately 3 minutes, until a relatively smooth/sticky paste is formed, scraping down the sides of the bowl often. With a spoon, stir in cacao nibs and chia seeds.  Roll the mixture into 1 inch balls and store in the fridge for up to 1 month or freeze for up to 3 months.