Gotta love energy bites, balls and bars. They are ridiculously easy to make, convenient, store well in the fridge or freezer, taste amazing and there are so many different flavor combinations. Well, I’m adding to the plethora of recipes out there by introducing these Nut Free Energy Bites.
They are Paleo, free of the top 8 allergens (even coconut free) and sweetened with dates. Also, these nut free energy balls contain collagen, which is a great source of gut-healthy protein. That being said, these balls can be made Vegan by substituting the collagen for a plant based protein powder.
Energy balls are by far the best, easiest Paleo snack to make. But, so many Paleo recipes use nuts. When you switch to eating real, whole foods it’s easy to fall into the trap of eating too many nuts. And that is why I created this nut free energy ball recipe! I wanted a simple, nut free snack option.
These energy bites are:
- Nut free
- Easy to make
- No Bake
- Sweetened with Dates
- Free of the top 8 allergens
- Can be made Vegan
- High in protein
- A great snack for kids and adults
Need I say more?!
I made the executive decision to roll these bites in cocoa powder. Everything is better when chocolate is involved…right?! I know for a fact that my kids agree with that statement! See, they are more than willing to try anything that has a bit of chocolate.
All that being said, the cocoa powder is optional. It does make these balls a bit messier, but the mess is worth it. Plus, the cocoa adds a fun dimension to these otherwise boring looking bites.
Anyway, on to the ingredients…
This nut free energy ball recipe contains just 8 simple ingredients. They are gluten free, dairy free, high in protein, don’t require any baking and are free of the top 8 allergens.
Ingredients in Paleo, Nut Free Energy Bites
- raw pumpkin seeds
- raw sunflower seeds
- ground flax
- Medjool dates
- collagen peptides (can sub protein powder)
- vanilla extract
- cocoa powder for rolling (optional)
If collagen isn’t your thing, then substituting with any type of protein powder will work. Additionally, the cocoa powder is optional.
How to Make Nut Free Energy Balls
First, add all ingredients except water and cocoa powder to your food processor or high powered blender. Blend until mixture is a course flour.
Then, add 1 tablespoon of water to the mixture and blend. The dough should start to clump and stick together. If not, then add another tablespoon water.
Next, roll the mixture into bite sized balls. This recipe makes 10-12 energy bites.
After rolling the balls, place cocoa powder in a small bowl. Individually roll each ball in the cocoa powder until it is fully coated.
How to Store Nut Free Energy Bites
These energy bites are best stored in the fridge in an air-tight container. For longer storage, place them in the freezer. They will last well at room temperature for a few hours.
Nut free, allergy friendly energy bites. Perfect for a simple Paleo snack.
- In food processor, combine all ingredients except water and cocoa powder. Blend to course flour.
- Add 1 Tbsp water to mixture, blend. Dough should be sticky and start to clump together. If needed, add another Tbsp of water.
- Remove dough from food processor and roll into balls (10-12).
- Place cocoa powder in small bowl. Individually roll each ball in the cocoa powder until fully coated.
- Store balls in fridge or freezer.
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