Nutty Citrus Energy Bites

Happy Spring, y’all! Well I loosely promised this recipe to go live by Spring Break, but I missed the mark on our Texas Spring Break. I’ve found here lately I’m stretched extra thin and sometimes it boils down to time with family or time with work.. and I want to continue to choose family! So that means waiting longer for recipes sometimes and I really appreciate y’all’s patience!
Energy bites have always been a favorite snack of mine, but I tend to go through seasons where I make them more than others. This is definitely a season where fast wholesome snacks that I made ahead of time are a must. My Creamy Cashew Lemon Bites have been a hit for the past couple years, but I wanted to make some orangey bites and these are perfection!
This recipe is super forgiving and you can personalize it with your favorite nuts! I chose pecans and pistachios because I had them on hand and was just craving that combo. I’ll definitely be making these again with those 2 nuts and highly suggest you try it also! You can also add in some chia, hemp or flax seeds but I just wasn’t feeling very seedy so I passed :).
KISS Tip: If you do add seeds, oats or any other dry ingredient I would suggest soaking the dates in water to add extra moisture. I used some really soft and fresh dates without any seeds so they didn’t actually need to be soaked but that’s a quick way to make energy bites more blendable in the food processor and the perfect consistency to roll into balls.
​Wishing you and yours an amazing start to Spring. Stay tuned on some upcoming posts all about Spring Cleaning your home and personal care products plus some more simple and healthy recipes! <3 Shannon

KISS Nutty Citrus Energy Bites
Makes: 12 bites
Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients
1 1/4 cup dates
1 cup your favorite mixed nuts (I recommend pistachios + pecans)
1/4 tsp salt 
1 tsp dried orange peel

Instructions
1.) Add all ingredients to a food processor and blend until well combined and a coarse sand-like texture.
2.) Remove about a tablespoon amount and roll in your palm to make sure you don’t need to adjust the ingredients to reach a more rollable texture*.
3.) Roll into balls and store in air-tight container in the fridge for up to a week.

*Using different nuts, variable date size or if you add other ingredients can effect texture

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