clock clock iconcutlery cutlery iconflag flag iconfolder folder iconinstagram instagram iconpinterest pinterest iconfacebook facebook iconprint print iconsquares squares iconheart heart iconheart solid heart solid icon
Front view of almond joy energy bites in a speckled white bowl.

Almond Joy Energy Bites

  • Author: One Lovely Life
  • Total Time: About 25 minutes
  • Yield: About 20 energy bites 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


 Almond Joy Energy Bites – These chocolate coconut energy bites are made from healthy ingredients but taste like a sweet treat! Healthy meal prep snacks for the win! (Paleo + Vegan)


  • 2 cups pitted Medjool dates (about 16 dates)
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 34 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp. coconut extract (can sub almond extract or additional vanilla extract)
  • pinch salt (less than 1/8 tsp.)
  • Optional: 2-3 Tbsp. mini chocolate chips
  • Optional: water for blending


  1. Add dates, almonds, coconut, 3 Tbsp. cocoa powder, vanilla and coconut extracts, and salt to a food processor.
  2. Cover and blend until the mixture comes together in a ball. Depending on how fresh your dates are, your mixture may be a bit dry. If it’s not coming together in a ball, add 1 tsp. of water at a time, blending in between additions until the mixture comes together in a ball.
  3. Add chocolate chips, if using, and pulse or fold in with a spatula to incorporate them into the mixture.
  4. Use a cookie scoop or measuring spoon to scoop 1 Tbsp. balls. Roll them between your hands to smooth them out. (If your mixture is sticky, get your fingers *very slightly* damp with a drop or two of water to help them look smooth.)
  5. Repeat until all the mixture has been rolled into energy bites.
  6. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 1 week, or in the freezer about 1 month.
  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Category: Snack
  • Method: Food Processor
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Almond Joy Energy Bites, chocolate coconut energy bites, chocolate energy bites, coconut energy bites