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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!
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: vegan
Servings: 12


  • 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)


  • 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).


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.