A pile of paleo energy bites in a plate with one bite bitten at the top
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(Almost) Paleo Energy Bites

Easy 6-ingredients (almost) paleo energy bites made with dates, banana, peanut butter, coconut flour and desiccated coconut.Ready in 20 minutes! You can use another nut butter to make them 100% paleo. They are vegan, too.

Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword #healthysnack, #kidsnack, #paleosnack, #snackrecipe, #vegansnack
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 25 bites
Calories 88 kcal


  • 10 Medjool dates pitted
  • 1 banana not too ripe
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1/2 cup natural peanut butter or your favorite nut butter
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract optional
  • 3/4 cup fine desiccated coconut


  1. Place dates in the bowl of your food processor and process just until they turn into small chunks (not paste).

  2. Add banana and pulse just once or twice to combine.  

  3. Add coconut flour and pulse just once or twice to combine.

  4. Add peanut butter and vanilla and pulse again. The key here is to avoid processing too much. You want to avoid the mixture to be runny. Finish combining with your hands if necessary.

  5. Form balls the size of one tablespoon. You should get around 25. Roll them into desiccated coconut. 

  6. Store in the fridge and consume within 5 days (if they last this long!)

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
(Almost) Paleo Energy Bites
Amount Per Serving (1 energy bite)
Calories 88 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Sodium 29mg 1%
Potassium 131mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 7g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 0.3%
Vitamin C 0.5%
Calcium 0.9%
Iron 1.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.