Salted Caramel Energy Bites [Vegan]
- 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.