Almond Energy Bites - Three Ways

 Makes 16 balls or squares - each with about 90-100 kcal, 3 grams of protein and 2 grams of fiber.

Makes 16 balls or squares - each with about 90-100 kcal, 3 grams of protein and 2 grams of fiber.


Sometimes you just need a little bite to provide a burst of energy! These bites combine almonds, dates and oatmeal along with a little honey for a slightly sweet, nutty taste.

Almond Energy Bites

1 cup almonds, toasted and cooled
1 cup pitted dates, if dry, soak in a little hot water to plump them up
1 cup oats, regular or old-fashioned
Salt, dash
1 Tbsp honey

In a food processor combine almonds, dates, oats, dash of salt and honey. Pulse on high until combined (may need to add a little water to mixture to be able to form into balls). Form into balls or press into a 9 x 9 inch pan. Store in the refrigerator or freezer. (I keep them in the freezer and pull out a few to take for a snack). 

Click here for a printable Almond Energy Bites recipe.


These little bites pack a powerful punch! Protein from almonds, energy from dates and fiber from the oats, they’ve got you covered. If your dates aren’t sticky, let them soak in hot water for a few minutes to plump up. The lemon and coconut add a slightly tropical flavor as well as texture contrast.       

Lemon Coconut Almond Energy Bites    

1 cup almonds, toasted and cooled
1 cup pitted dates, if dry soak in a little hot water to plump them up
1 cup oats, regular or old-fashioned
Zest of 1 lemon
1/3 cup shredded coconut
Salt, dash
1 Tbsp honey
1 tsp lemon juice

In a food processor combine almonds, dates, oats, lemon zest, dash of salt, honey and lemon juice. Pulse on high until combined (may need to add a little extra lemon juice to mixture to be able to form into balls). Remove from food processor and stir in coconut. Form into balls or press into a 9 x 9 inch pan. Store in the refrigerator or freezer.

Click here for a printable Lemon Coconut Almond Energy Bites recipe.


If there is chocolate, especially double chocolate, you know it’s good! I like to keep these in the freezer and take one or two with me to work for a mid-morning or afternoon pick-me-up.

Double Chocolate Almond Energy Bites

1 cup almonds, toasted and cooled
1 cup pitted dates, if dry soak in a little hot water to plump them up
1 cup oats, regular or old-fashioned
1 Tbsp cocoa powder
¼ cup mini chocolate chips
1 Tbsp honey
½ tsp vanilla

In a food processor combine almonds, dates, oats, cocoa powder, honey and vanilla. Pulse on high until combined (may need to add a little water to mixture to be able to form into balls). Remove from food processor and stir in mini chocolate chips. Form into balls or press into a 9 x 9 inch pan. Store in the refrigerator or freezer.

Click here for a printable Double Chocolate Almond Energy Bites recipe.