Paleo Energy Bites

These energy bites make for a dairy-free, protein-packed, energy-boosting, take-along breakfast. It’s also ideal for after-school or anytime snacking.


Paleo Energy Bites

  • ½ cup plus 2 tablespoons cashews
  • ¼ cup pistachios
  • ¼ cup hazelnuts
  • ¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons almonds
  • ¼ cup goji berries, soaked in hot water for 5 minutes
  • ¼ cup unsweetened coconut flakes, plus more for rolling (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon melted coconut oil
  • ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon cardamom
  • 2 tablespoons date syrup
  • 2 tablespoons orange zest
  • ⅛ teaspoon rosewater
  • 2 tablespoons honey for rolling (optional)


  1. Combine the cashews, pistachios, hazelnuts and almonds in a food processor and pulse a few times until they are finely chopped.
  2. Add the goji berries, coconut oil, vanilla, cinnamon, cardamom, date syrup, zest, ¼ cup coconut, and the rosewater to the food processor and process until the mixture comes together and starts to stick. This will only take about 1 minute. Transfer the mixture to a small bowl.
  3. Pour the remaining coconut flakes and honey into a separate dishes.
  4. With your hands, roll the nut mixture into golf-ball-sized balls using your hands. (You will have about 20 balls.) Then dip the balls into the honey and roll them in the coconut flakes.

Kitchen Tips

  • You can eat these as is or transfer to a parchment-lined baking sheet and refrigerate to firm them up.

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