Bites & Bars

Raw Energy Bites

I had a happy and not-so-happy incident in the kitchen yesterday. While I was cooking I was waiting on my green bean fries, with wasabi dipping sauce ready too! However it was all for not, because I burnt them and they were far from being crispy. If anyone has a recipe, please please please send it my way..anyways forget the green bean fries, let’s talk about ‘raw energy bites’ that fits every kind of diet unless you are on a starving diet or have a nut allergy. 

These bites are inspired by Lara Bars and has nothing but nuts and dried fruits. I am using dried apricots, dates, and mixed nuts but feel free to experiment with your favorite dried fruits and nuts. 



I am really bad when it comes to will find me mindlessly eating nuts straight from the jar, bag of chips (my favorite are Cheetos) or whatever is in front of me. I hope having these energy bites around will save me from doing so and give me the fuel I need before a workout as well. 

Raw Energy Bites
makes about 12 bites


1/4 cup dried apricots
1/4 cup dates
1 cup mix nuts ( I used roasted/salted variety)
1/2 tsp almond extract (or vanilla but its optional)
2 tsp unsweetened cacao powder (optional)


– Soak dried apricot and dates in water until they are soft (I left mine overnight).
– In a food processor, grind nuts until they have a mealy texture and place them in a bowl.
– Squeeze water from dried fruits and place them in a food processer and grind them until they are slightly mushed. 
– Combine them with nuts using a spatula. Add almond extract and unsweetened cacao to the mix if desired.
– Leave it in the refrigerator for 10 minutes, covered if the mixture feels liquidy, otherwise form them into balls. I used individual mini muffin liners to prevent them from sticking. 
-Store them in an airtight container. {note: I found that they taste even better when frozen}

..ok back to the green bean fries , don’t forget to send me the recipe. 

Dixya Bhattarai

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