These little protein bites are great to have on hand for an easy breakfast or high energy snack. There are tons of variations on this recipe out there, but this is my favorite, and the bayou bunch loves it too.
To make this a little lower sugar, look for unsweetened dried cherries or cranberries. You can find these at stores like Trader Joes or Whole Foods. I also provided a couple of substitutions for you so that you can adapt this recipe easily to what you have on hand. I used figs, but pitted dates would also work.
To start, gather all of the ingredients on the counter. This is really the hardest part — other than washing the dang food processor. Dishes aren’t really my thing. Fortunately Mr. Bayou helps out a lot in that area.
Melt the coconut oil in the microwave for about 20 seconds. After that, add all of the ingredients except the water, to your food processor.
Give it a few good pulses. Then, slowly add the water to bring the mixture together. Blend until smooth.
Line a baking sheet with wax paper or a silicone mat. Roll them into1 1/2 inch balls, and stick them in the freezer to set. Once they are hard, transfer to a container in the refrigerator for up to a week, but I doubt they will last that long!
Here’s a printable PDF version of this recipe:
Let me know if you try these! I’d love to know how they turned out.
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This sounds delicious. I have everything but the hemp hearts. Are they hard to find?
Alicia Davidson says
Not at all! I think mine were from Walmart. You can probably order them on Amazon too.