Almond Butter Energy Bites – Quick and Easy Source of Nutrients

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It seems like no matter what I do to try and find any extra time, there just aren’t enough hours in a given day. I know I’m definitely not alone in feeling that way either. So with that in mind, I thought it would be a good idea to share this recipe for almond butter energy bites with everyone. Sometimes you just need something quick and easy to grab to snack on so that you can get that boost of energy you need in order to get through your day. These energy bites are perfect for that, and the best part is they take next to no time to prepare either. You can make these energy bites from start to finish in only 10 minutes -- they’re a perfect choice for anyone out there who is constantly pressed for time.

almond butter energy bite recipe

We live in an extremely fast paced world these days. Often times, it can be hard to find enough free time to sit down and prepare your meals in advance, especially if you’re focusing on eating healthy. Thankfully, there’s recipes like this one for almond butter energy bites. From start to finish, these nutritious energy bites can be ready in only 10 minutes and they provide your body with plenty of fuel to keep you going throughout the day.

Quick & Easy Source of Nutrients

There’s two reasons that I absolutely love this recipe. The first is that it’s incredibly quick and easy to prepare, making it an ideal choice for anyone who needs something to just grab and go on those busy days. The second reason is that in spite of how simple they are to make, they’re absolutely loaded with nutritious ingredients that make them taste fantastic. They only require five simple ingredients: the almond butter, raw cacao powder, vanilla extract, dates, and some raw almonds. Just add a bit of hot water in and combine them all in a food processor. That’s really all there is to it in order to make these energy bites. Before we get to the actual recipe, let’s briefly go over some of those ingredients and what makes them so great.

Almond Butter & Raw Almonds

Almond butter and raw almonds are both excellent options to use for your paleo baking needs. They are an excellent source of heart-healthy fats that have demonstrated some fantastic benefits for your cardiovascular health. They reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease by lowering your LDL cholesterol (the ‘bad’ kind of cholesterol), and they also provide you with potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits. (1) In addition, they are quite satiating, making them a valuable ingredient to use in energy bites in order to help combat hunger pangs.

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Fresh Dates

Since using refined sugars is obviously off the table while following a paleo diet, coming up with alternative sweetening options is a necessity. One of my favorite things to use in order to do so is fresh, pitted dates. Not only are they naturally very sweet, but they are also a source of dietary fiber and essential vitamins and minerals. They also have quite a variety of therapeutic benefits, such as assisting women with labor and childbirth. (2)

how to make almond butter energy bites

Raw Cacao Powder

Raw cacao powder helps to first and foremost add a delightful chocolate taste to these energy bites. In addition, they add even more valuable methylxanthine antioxidants into this recipe. These xanthines provide a wide range of fantastic health benefits, including reducing your risk of developing certain diseases as well as boosting your cognitive function. (3)

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As you can see, the ingredients used in these paleo energy bites all combine to produce one incredible nutritional package in a bite-sized small package. Taking only 10 minutes to prepare, they are an excellent snack option to keep on hand for whenever you experience a hunger pang or if you just need something quick and easy to give you some energy and to get your metabolism going.

P.S. – This isn’t the only great paleo-friendly energy bite recipe that you might enjoy. Here’s a few other great recipes that you might want to try out if you’re looking for something convenient to give you that boost you’re looking for to power through your days:

#1 – No Bake Mint Chocolate Energy Bites

#2 – Coconut Lime Energy Bites

#3 – Cinnamon Apple Pie Energy Balls

#4 – Honey Nut Paleo Energy Balls


    • 1/2 cup almond butter
    • 1 cup fresh dates, pitted
    • ¼ cup raw cacao powder
    • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
    • 1 ½ cup raw almonds
    • 2 tsp hot water (or as necessary)


  1. Place all the ingredients in a food processor and pulse to combine.
  2. Roll tablespoons of the mixture into balls.
  3. Refrigerate and serve.


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Total Time

10 minutes

Prep Time

10 minutes

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