Date and Cherry Energy Bites

by FarmgirlGourmet

Quick Date and Cherry Energy Bites are great to have in the fridge when you just need a little pick me up.  This recipe is super easy to make and they are incredibly tasty.

Date & Cherry Energy Bites |

Ok friends…I have a new obsession.  These little Date and Cherry Energy Bites are so easy to make, super easy to grab when you just need a little pick-me-up and are incredibly delicious.  I will be the first to admit that I am bad when it comes to hunger.  The slightest hint of stomach growling and I start dreaming of salty chips or sugar filled cookies.  It’s my weakness.  But with these energy bites hanging around, I can satisfy my sugar craving in 2 bites (or 3 if someones watching).

Date and Cherry Energy Bites |

The beauty of this recipe is that you can customize the coating to your heart’s desire.  Imagine finely ground raw coconut, melted dark chocolate or even a powdered sugar dusting.  These are coated in unsweetened Dutch process cocoa powder which amplifies the chocolatey goodness.

Date and Cherry Energy Bites |

If you didn’t already know, Chia seeds are not only great for making terracotta pets, but they are also really good for you.  These little seeds from a flowering plant in the mint family, give you natural energy and are loaded with omega-3 fatty acids.   Add these little seeds to smoothies, toss on salads and definitely use them to make these energy bites.

Date & Cherry Energy Bites



Yield 8-10 servings


  • 5 medjool dates, pitted
  • 1/4 cup dried cherries (look for varieties that are not too dried out)
  • 1/4 cup hemp hearts
  • 1/4 cup Dutch process cocoa powder, plus more for dusting
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1/8 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice


  1. To a food processor add all of the ingredients. Pulse to combine. The mixture will be sticky. Using damp hands, roll into 8 equal sized balls. Place on a parchment-lined baking sheet and chill for 1 hour or more.
  2. Add 1/8 cup cocoa powder to a shallow dish and roll each of the bites to coat. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator, up to 2 weeks.

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