Cashew Coconut Protein Bites...healthy, DELICIOUS, snacks that taste like an indulgent cookie without any of the guilt! Made a batch at the beginning of the week and they're SO good! Plus great for grabbing on the go!
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Cashew Coconut Protein Bites

Cashew Coconut Protein Bites...healthy, DELICIOUS, snacks that taste like an indulgent cookie without any of the guilt! Made a batch at the beginning of the week and they're SO good! Plus great for grabbing on the go!

These cashew coconut protein bites? a little slice of heaven I tell yah. I have been gaga over all things cashews lately, they’re my favorite! And these little bites are SO good, you cant just stop at one…good thing in my head a serving size is 2!

These guys were inspired by a snack I picked up from Marhalls on a whim when I was out shopping with three kids (by myself) and was ravenous for something stat! I grabbed the bag, scanned the ingredient list, I could understand every word, and voom, ripped them open.

ahh my gah. after the first bite I knew I was going to recreate them. they were addicting. and so I did. These particular photos are my third batch of them, my moms made them multiple times as well, and can’t stop. She was here when I first started testing this recipe and fell equally as in love.

My husband grabs a couple every day on his way out the door and I legitimately look forward to these as an afternoon or post dinner snack.

Dare I say my recreation is even better than the store bought? I sure do. Not just the texture, which is perfectly chewy with a little crisp, but the flavor is better, and despite the fact that the store bought ones were organic, gluten free, and made with all good for you ingredients, these protein bites are even BETTER for you.

There are no added sugars or oils, they’re naturally sweetened, perfectly chewy and rolled in a crunchy cashew coconut mix. These little bites are a perfect snack that you can feel totally good about, store in your fridge for a week or two and are great for grabbing on the go!

Not to mention they totally taste like a cookie so they help my terrible sugar cravings! Make these, I promise you will LOVE them!

Cashew Coconut Protein Bites...healthy, DELICIOUS, snacks that taste like an indulgent cookie without any of the guilt! Made a batch at the beginning of the week and they're SO good! Plus great for grabbing on the go!

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Cashew Coconut Protein Bites

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 28-30 Bites

Ingredients

  • 10-12 ounces whole cashews (Ive used both salted and unsalted, your preference)
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 10 ounces dates, pitted
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 cup ground flaxseed
  • 1/3 cup plant based protein powder (I use this one)

Directions

  1. In a high powered food processor, add about 1/3 cup of the cashews and 2 TB of the coconut flakes and pulse until they turn into a fine enough consistency that you can roll the bites in. It only takes about 30 seconds. Pour the combination into a raised edge plate. set aside.
  2. In the food processor, add the remaining cashews and coconut and pulse just until a paste begins to form. Don't go to far, we're not making a nut butter!
  3. Once the paste-like texture begins to form add the remaining ingredients; dates, sunflower seeds, flax, and protein powder.
  4. Pulse until the mixture comes together and sticks (like in the photo above!) It won't take more than a minute or two. When it's done you should very easily be able to squeeze it together and roll it into a ball and have it stay together. Then roll in the cashew-coconut mixture. Repeat until you're done!

Notes

Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to two weeks!

Cashew Coconut Protein Bites