Cranberry Lemon Energy Bites

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.

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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!

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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. 

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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.

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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

Ingredients
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

Instructions
1.) Mix all ingredients together in a food processor.
2.) Roll into balls about 1 inch in size.
3.) Enjoy!


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