Hoppy Easter healthy little bunnies!
I hope that everyone is having a fantastic weekend and enjoying time with their family and friends!
We all know that along with Easter, comes the oversized brunch portions, chocolate bunnies, and those darn Cadbury eggs… We might as well just call it Feaster. Instead of reaching for typical Easter candy and cookies filled with refined sugars, preservatives and saturated fats, have a raw bite! They can be made in 10 minutes, require no cooking or baking, and your family and friends will love them because they taste just like cookie dough! This is a great fun recipe to make with kids too!
When you consume raw unprocessed that are not cooked above 104° F, your body metabolizes them much more efficiently, allowing your body to focus energy on other parts of your system, other than digestion. These gluten-free, raw, vegan bite-sized treats provide healthy fats, natural sugars, and macronutrients that will satisfy your sweet tooth, give you a little burst of energy, and keep you away from the candy dishes!
Makes 10 bites
6 pitted medjool dates
¼ cup unsalted almonds
¼ cup unsalted cashews
¼ cup unsweetened shredded coconut
2 Tbsp mini vegan chocolate chips or carob chips (optional)
1 Tbsp water
Combine almonds, cashews, and coconut in a food processor or high powered blender (I used my Vitamix). Pulse or blend until ingredients break down into small pieces but not into butter. Add dates and 1 Tbsp of water for moisture. Blend until a thick dough is formed. Remove the dough from your blender and stir in chocolate chips. With a measuring spoon, divide the dough into 10 balls, at 1 Tbsp each. Place in mini cupcake liners and store in a container in the freezer. Cool for 20 minutes before consuming.
Serving size: 1 bite
Raw Bites (Without Chocolate Chips)
Amount per serving: Calories, 80, Fat 4g, Carbohydrate 11g, Sugars 8g, Fiber 1.5g, Protein 1g
Raw Bites (With Vegan Chocolate Chips)
Amount per serving: Calories, 95, Fat 5g, Carbohydrate 12g, Sugars 9g Fiber 1.5g, Protein 1g
Recipe adapted from TIU
triciaApril 8, 2012 at 7:53 pm (11 years ago)
CatherineApril 8, 2012 at 7:59 pm (11 years ago)
So yummy & SO easy to make!
crash diet plansApril 14, 2012 at 1:34 am (11 years ago)
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JessicaJune 28, 2012 at 9:52 am (11 years ago)
I just made these… and YUM! So happy I didn’t have to turn my oven on to make dessert. It’s supposed to be 101 here today!
CatherineJune 28, 2012 at 11:30 am (11 years ago)
Hahaha these will cool you down if you keep them in the freezer 🙂
MeganJune 30, 2012 at 7:36 pm (11 years ago)
Is there an alternative to use in place of dates that could make this just as good? Any ideas?
CatherineJuly 1, 2012 at 10:11 am (11 years ago)
That’s a good question! The dates play a huge roll in the texture and consistency of the bites to hold them together. The only other (similar) option I could even think of is died prunes or possibly raisins, but I’m not quite sure how that would work. Let me know if you give it a try!
RachJuly 31, 2012 at 9:00 pm (11 years ago)
I went to a food competition party this weekend and in preparation, I made several of your dishes, brought them in and had my coworkers vote on them.
This was one of the ones I tried (and I blogged about it here: http://gloriouslyarranged.blogspot.com/2012/07/raw-bites.html )
Thank you!!! They were AH-MAZING.
CatherineJuly 31, 2012 at 9:24 pm (11 years ago)
Soo cute rach! I loved seeing your post and am so happy to hear that your coworkers loved them! xo
HalleSeptember 24, 2012 at 3:27 am (11 years ago)
Would one serve of these and say the raw brownie bites be counted as your daily snack? If you were encororting them into a regular day where in your food plan would a serve of these be?
Sonja Dögg Dawson PétursdóttirMarch 27, 2013 at 6:26 pm (10 years ago)
Me and my daughter just made these, ohhh they are delicious!! Thanks for sharing the recipe 🙂