Coconut Date Energy Bites

These little coconut date energy bites made my day… Something about them just hit the spot. Maybe it’s the characteristic sweetness from the dates.

Maybe it’s the loads of shredded coconut, or maybe it’s the nuttiness from the almonds and walnuts.

Or maybe it’s the chewy texture that brings these little bites together. Or maybe it’s all of the above.

Close-up shot of one Coconut Date Energy Bite with a bite taken out of it

How to make coconut date energy bites

You can also fold in mini chocolate chips (YES) and peanut butter (YES YES) and roll them in more coconut (YES YES YES).

The sky is the limit with these morsels of goodness. Whatever you decide to fold in will be absolutely delicious, I am certain.

I honestly cannot think of a better snack than energy bites.

I have made them so many different ways, but for some reason the coconut and date ones just scream wholesomeness, which I totally love.

Overhead shot of all ingredients for the energy bites
Close up shot of energy balls on parchment
Overhead shot of coconut bites on parchment paper

And what makes these them extra special is they’re one of many delicious snacks in my DASH diet cookbook!

All of the recipes in the cookbook are deeeelish, and they are also packed with the good stuff (aka nutrition). We’re all looking for a little bit more of that, aren’t we? (Without sacrificing flavor, of course.)

I promise that all the recipes you find around here, and in my cookbooks, are just that! Delicious AND nutritious.

Close-up shot of finished Coconut Date Energy Bites

Grab the 4 ingredients, whirl ’em together and get rolling!


Coconut Date Energy Bites

Coconut Date Energy Bites

4-ingredient energy bites with dates, coconut, coconut oil and nuts. The perfect bite-sized snack with loads of nutrition.

  • Author: Julie Andrews
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 0 min
  • Total Time: 10 min
  • Yield: Makes 15 bites 1x
  • Category: Snacks
  • Method: No-Cook
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


  • 12 pitted Medjool dates
  • ½ cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts or almonds
  • 1 ½ tablespoons melted coconut oil


  1. Place all the ingredients in a food processor and pulse until the mixture becomes a paste.
  2. Form 2-inch bites, place in an airtight container, and store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.


Variation Tips: Add a scoop of protein powder to the mixture, if desired. Try a variety of mix-ins, like oats, peanut butter, mini dark chocolate chips or raisins.


  • Serving Size: 1 bite
  • Calories: 110
  • Sugar: 13g
  • Sodium: 1mg
  • Fat: 6g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 3g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 16g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Protein: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg

Keywords: balls, easy, quick, simple, healthy, no bake, no oats, best

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