Salted Caramel Energy Bites

Salted caramel energy bites made with dates for a caramel-like flavor, without the added sugar. These bites are packed with nutritious ingredients, including cashews, chia seeds and oats. Have them for a snack, dessert or even a quick breakfast on-the-go!

Salted Caramel Energy Bites in bowl

I’m currently in our Airbnb in Spain as I’m writing this. It’s warm and sunny outside, nothing like fall back in Canada. Part of me is a little sad to be missing my favorite season, but I really can’t complain. I’m so grateful to be doing this amazing trip across Europe with my now husband.

As many of you may be experiencing fall-like weather, I’m here with an old fall recipe. We’re revisiting one of the first recipes I ever posted on the blog: Salted caramel energy bites. If you want to see the original post, you can do so here. Just ignore the photos… There’s a reason why I revamped this old recipe. I also added more notes to help make this easy recipe even easier.

oats, cashews, chia, vanilla, dates
Energy Bites ingredients in food processor

About the Recipe:

These salted caramel energy bites are made in under 15 minutes. All you need to do is throw all the ingredients in a food processor and process until the mixture sticks together when pressed.

As with any energy bites, you can easily change these to your liking:

  • If you don’t have cashews on hand, you can use other nuts or seeds. Walnuts or pecans would work great here!
  • I also used a small amount of chia seeds, but ground flax seeds or hemp hearts would work too.
  • Finally, if you want to make these bites grain-free, you can replace the oats with more nuts. Just add more if the bites are too sticky or add a small amount of water if they’re too dry!
salted caramel energy bites closeup
Salted Caramel Energy Bites from the top

Salted Caramel Energy Bites

Salted caramel energy bites made with dates for a caramel-like flavor, without the added sugar. These bites are packed with nutritious ingredients, including cashews, chia seeds and oats. Have them for a snack, dessert or even a quick breakfast on-the-go!
Course Snack
Cuisine vegan
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 12

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Medjool dates, pitted
  • 1/2 cup cashews, raw or dry roasted, unsalted
  • 1 1/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons chia seeds
  • 2-3 teaspoons cocoa nibs (optional)
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • Coarse sea salt for topping (optional)

Instructions

  • Add all the ingredients, except the coarse sea salt, to a food processor. Process until the mixture sticks together when pressed. Add water if needed, no more than 1 tablespoon at a time.
  • Form about 12 balls by rolling the mixture in the palm of your hands. Sprinkle with coarse sea salt (optional).

Notes

For a grain-free option, try replacing the oats for more nuts. If the mixture is too dry, add a touch of water and if it’s too sticky, add more nuts or seeds.
You can easily use other nuts instead of cashews. Try walnuts or pecans! For a nut-free option, try sunflower seeds.
Instead of chia seeds, you can also use ground flax seeds or hemp hearts.

If you make these salted caramel energy bites, be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! I love to hear from you guys. And of course, if you try this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram!

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