Paleo Energy Bites

Recipe adaptation and photo contributed by Grace Kosner Yield:  6 servings (with leftovers; 20 bites total)
Prep Time:  15 minutes Cook Time:  0 minutes

Paleo Energy Bites

Inspired by a recipe from the website, these energy bites make for a dairy-free, protein-packed, energy-boosting, take-along breakfast. It’s also ideal for after-school or anytime snacking.


½ cup plus 2 tablespoons cashews

¼ cup pistachios

¼ cup hazelnuts

¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons almonds

¼ cup goji berries, soaked in hot water for 5 minutes

¼ cup unsweetened coconut flakes, plus more for rolling (optional)

1 tablespoon melted coconut oil

½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract

¼ teaspoon cinnamon

¼ teaspoon cardamom

2 tablespoons date syrup

2 tablespoons orange zest

⅛ teaspoon rosewater

2 tablespoons honey for rolling (optional)


  1. Combine the cashews, pistachios, hazelnuts and almonds in a food processor and pulse a few times until they are finely chopped.
  2. Add the goji berries, coconut oil, vanilla, cinnamon, cardamom, date syrup, zest, ¼ cup coconut, and the rosewater to the food processor and process until the mixture comes together and starts to stick. This will only take about 1 minute. Transfer the mixture to a small bowl.
  3. Pour the remaining coconut flakes and honey into a separate dishes.
  4. With your hands, roll the nut mixture into golf-ball-sized balls using your hands. (You will have about 20 balls.) Then dip the balls into the honey and roll them in the coconut flakes.

Kitchen Tips

  1. You can eat these as is or transfer to a parchment-lined baking sheet and refrigerate to firm them up.
  2. Check out the   original recipe that inspired this adaption here

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