I’m Alix, the face behind Cashews & Cauliflower. I am a busy mama of 2 wild boys with a passion for cooking and eating plant based food. My goal is to show you how easy and accessible it is to make plants the main attraction at meal times and every time in between! (Because snacks and dessert, right?!)

3 Ingredient Energy Bites!

3 Ingredient Energy Bites!

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These tasty little treats came about while trying to put together a crust for a cashew “cheesecake” I was testing a while ago. After pulsing up the mixture in my food processor I realized they came together perfectly and could double as a hearty and energizing little bite!

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They are also the perfect boost for me during long runs! Dates, because of their sugar and potassium content, are great for refueling during a run longer than 45 minutes or so and combined with nuts are hearty and provide a good amount of energy to keep pushing through. They can also be used post-run or workout too! All it takes is throwing your ingredients into the food processor and you’ll be on your way to a sweet little bite and burst of energy! Depending on the “juicy-ness” of your dates, you might need to add a splash or two of water to help the mixture come together.

You really can’t beat three ingredients and the nuts that I’ve chosen are some of the less expensive varieties, walnuts and almonds, however you can use whatever you prefer! If you want to make these a little more indulgent you can cover (read: smother) them in chocolate and they will be amaaaazing. I may or may not be speaking from experience. ;)

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3 Ingredient Energy Bites

Alix | July 16, 2019

  • prep time:5 Minutes
  • cook time: n/a
  • total time: 10 Minutes

Servings: About 20 or so bites, depending on your preferred size of bite! Can you tell how intentional and careful I am being to not call them balls? HAHA.


  • 1 Cup Raw Walnuts
  • 1 Cup Raw Almonds
  • 1 Cup Pitted, Medjool Dates (about 12)
  • Pinch of Sea Salt (optional)
  • 1-2 TBS Water IF NEEDED. I repeat-IF NEEDED. I have not needed to add water because I choose my dates very carefully and only the juiciest get to come home with me. If you are using bagged dates or some that are older/less juicy then you may need a little bit more moisture to make the mixture come together. Test it by pinching a small amount between your fingers. It should hold together without crumbling or falling apart easily.If it is too wet then you will have a sticky mess which I do not recommend.


  • Combine all ingredients in a food processor until the mixture easily forms into a ball. Adjust moisture/salt as needed/desired.

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