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Oat Almond and Date Energy Bites

A quick, no bake recipe for Oat Almond and Date Energy Bites that will rival any granola bar. Perfect for on the go snacking.

When this publishes, I’ll be in flight to Florida having gotten approximately 4 hours of sleep (if I’m lucky) after a day involving an hour in the car, 4 trains, 4 taxi cabs, no less than 10 annoying work emails, 1 mojito, 1 glass of wine and 1 awesome dinner with friends. Worth it, but I can guarantee I’m exhausted.

Some snippets from the day:

1. Out of at least 30 empty seats on the train, large man with 3 bags decided to sit next to me on the trip into Grand Central. So much for sleeping on the train.

Oat Almond and Date Energy Bites

2. My taxi driver from Grand Central to Penn Station was clipping his nails while driving. Ew, ew and more ew.

3. This man was singing to himself, out loud in Penn station. What was more disturbing however, was that I seemed to be the only one slightly surprised by this behavior.

Penn Station

4. The taxi cab driver had to literally kick me out of the cab because I couldn’t understand him well enough to realize that we had arrived at the location I needed to be at.

5. I witnessed a screaming fight in the quiet car between a man trying to sleep and someone talking to their seatmate. Anyone else find the irony in that?

6. I snacked on balls.

Tasty balls. TWSS.

Oat Almond Date Energy Bites

Oat Almond Date Energy Bites

Yield: 9 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

A quick, no bake recipe for Oat Almond and Date Energy Bites that will rival any granola bar. Perfect for on the go snacking.


  • 1/4 cup dates
  • 1/4 cup oats
  • 1/4 almonds
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 2 tablespoons pepitas
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon coconut


  1. Combine dates, oats and almonds in a food process and pulse until finely ground.
  2. Add all remaining ingredients except coconut and pulse until combined and mixture starts to form a ball in the food processor.
  3. Transfer to a small bowl and fold in coconut with a spatula.
  4. Roll dough into balls.
  5. Keep refrigerated.


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Sunday 12th of August 2018

Oat almond & date energy bites says "1 tablespoon coconut". Coconut what? Milk, butter, oil, desiccated? Please review and advise.

Running to the Kitchen

Sunday 12th of August 2018

It's shredded coconut, unsweetened. Thanks for pointing that out, this is a very old post, will update it!

Becky Muotka

Thursday 14th of September 2017

Love these! I doubled the recipe as they don't make many. Also added some full fat cocoa powder to the coconut before I rolled them. Added coco nibs to mixture before blending. Put them in freezer and they are so good!


Tuesday 13th of March 2012

About how many dates are needed for 1/4 cup? Also where can I find chia seeds? I had no idea what they even were until wiki told me tonight.

Running to the Kitchen

Tuesday 13th of March 2012

Rachael- I honestly don't remember about the amount of dates, I would just put them in a quarter cup measure until it's full. I find chia seeds at my local health food store in the bulk bins. If you have a whole foods near you, they have them. Also, you can always order them online.

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Saturday 10th of December 2011

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Friday 9th of December 2011

you're so mature. its the best thing about you ;)

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