I debated whether or not it was “too late” to post these summery energy bites. I debated it so much that I looked at the monthly weather forecast for our area and that was all the confirmation I needed to know it’s okay to still post these… with highs in the 100s and 90s for several more weeks, summery snacks are more than appropriate.
The inspiration for these bites came from an adorable coffee shop in Corpus Christi, Texas. We went on a little family vacay to the beach earlier in the summer and on our final day we visited a little coffee shop on the way out of town. We loved everything about it (minus not having a high chair)! They had an incredible menu and these A-M-A-Z-I-N-G energy bites at the register. They were unlike anything I’ve ever tried- SO chewy and luscious. I really wanted to re-create these and I think we came close!
They had Nutella bites, chocolate espresso bites, peanut butter vanilla bites and these cranberry lemon ones! I’m hopeful to recreate some of the others ones also, but first things first- tart and sweet cranberries with a bold lemon flavor and lots of chewiness from coconut, make these ones an incredible snack or slightly sweet treat.
KISS Tip: Swap out your favorite dried fruit for the cranberries! Dried cherries or blueberries would be a great substitute.
You usually want to store energy bites in the fridge, unless you’re enjoying them that day and eating the entire batch (which I wouldn’t judge you for)! Just know that when they go in the fridge, you can expect a denser version after being stored.
Can’t wait for cooler weather soon and plenty of fall and winter recipes coming y’all’s way!
KISS Cranberry Lemon Energy Bites
Time: 5 minutes
Makes: About 16 energy bites
1/2 cups + 1 Tbsp almond butter
1 1/2 cups coconut
1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp dried cranberries
1/2 cup + 2 Tbsp oats
3 Tbsp honey
3 Tbsp flaxseed
1 1/2 tsp chia seeds
3 Tbsp lemon juice
3 tsp lemon zest
1.) Mix all ingredients together in a food processor.
2.) Roll into balls about 1 inch in size.