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Vanilla Chai No-Bake Energy Bites Recipe

Makes 3 dozen, 1-inch bites

Ingredients

1 1/2 cup Blue Diamond Honey Roasted Vanilla Almonds
1 1/2 cups pitted dates
1/4 cup chia seeds
1/2 cup quick-cooking oats
1/2 cup creamy almond butter
1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
2 tablespoons chai spice blend (2 teaspoons ground ginger, 1 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves, 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom)
Pinch of salt
1/4 cup water or Blue Diamond Almondmilk, as needed

Instructions

  1. Pulse one cup of almonds in a food processor until they’re a fine consistency; remove the ground almonds from processor and set it aside. Pulse the dates in the food processor until it becomes a smooth consistency.
  2. Add all remaining ingredients to the dates and pulse until a loose dough forms. With the motor running, spoon in water or almond milk, one tablespoon at a time to make the dough more cohesive.
  3. Divide mixture into one-tablespoon portions and roll them into balls. Roll the bites in the ground almonds and store them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to one week.

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