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

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.

Salted Caramel Energy Bites
Salted Caramel Energy Bites

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

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 try this recipe, make sure to tag your photo #unsweetenedcaroline on Instagram,Facebook and Twitter! Don’t forget to also tag me @unsweetened.caroline on Instagram so I can see your creations!

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