8oz (1 cup packed) chopped dates
½ cup honey
1 Tbsp chia seeds
1 Tbsp ground flax seeds
Pinch of salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1 ½ cup old-fashioned oats (dry, not cooked)
¼ cup almond butter
1 cup dried apple, chopped
1/3 cup dark (at least 60%) chocolate chips (optional)
Combine dates, honey, chia, flax, and salt in a food processor. Pulse until smooth and combined. You should be able to stir the mixture, if it is too thick, add another tablespoon or two of honey.
Transfer to a large bowl. Stir in oats, almond butter, dried apple, and chocolate chips until evenly combined (it’s an arm workout!).
Use a spoon or cookie scoop to shape the mix into 1-2” balls. Refrigerate 15-20 minutes.
Alternately, you can line a small baking pan with parchment paper, press the mix evenly into the pan, let it cool in the refrigerator for 15-20 minutes and cut into bars.
Store covered in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
Recipe makes 20 energy bites. Each bite: 150 calories, 4g fat, 1g saturated fat, 33mg sodium, 28g carbohydrates, 3g fiber, 17g sugar, 2 g protein.