Salted Cashew Caramel Energy Bites

These date bites may be the best of all. It’s a bold claim, but it is backed up by solid evidence. These energy bites are a must-have for anyone who loves the taste of salted caramelized cashews and coconut.

Only four ingredients are needed to make these naturally-sweetened, vegan gems. They’re perfect for pre-and post-workout fuel or as a healthier dessert. We’ll show you how to do it.

The base is made with dates, which are sweet, sticky, and caramel. Cashews, shredded coconut, and other nuts add texture and richness. Sea salt transforms them into the land of salted caramel bliss. Swoon!

These ingredients are mixed in a Food Processor.

Use this small cookie spoon to scoop out the cookies.

Then, rolled up into balls. If they even make it to this point before sneaking in your mouth.


  • One cup of pitted dates packed (measured with pits removed // we prefer Medjool).
  • If your nuts are already salted, you can add less salt.
  • 1/4 cup desiccated coconut or coconut flour (substitute half of the amount for a more cake-like texture).
  • Add more salt to taste. 1/4 teaspoon sea salt is a good starting point.


  • Add pitted dates to a processor along with cashews and coconut (adjust the amount if nuts are already salted). You can use a blender if you don’t own a food processor. However, dates are difficult to blend because of their sticky nature. Use a low-speed setting and pulse the mixture instead.
  • Pulse the mixture until it forms a dough (30 to 1 minute). Add more dates if it is too crumbly or dry. If the mixture does not stick together, you can add some more dates. Cashew butter can be added to the mix if it is still crumbly and dry.
  • Roll into balls. The original recipe calls for nine cookies.
  • Store leftovers in the fridge or freezer for up to a month. For the best taste and texture, we prefer to eat these straight from the refrigerator!

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