Hemp Heart Energy Bites (No Bake)
About this Recipe
These are great for special occasions and can be made well in advance to keep life a little simpler.
- 1 cup oats, rolled or quick
- 1/2 cup hemp hearts
- 6 medjool dates, pitted and chopped
- 3 tbsp pure maple syrup
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon, optional
- pinch of salt, optional
Step by Step Instructions
Place all the ingredients in food processor, blend until combined. Add 1 tablespoon water at time if needed to help the mixture clump up. Use water at your own discretion.
Don’t worry if the dough seems a little too sticky, as it will become a bit stiffer once refrigerated. If it’s a little sticky it will help when you roll the balls in a coating. If the mixture is too wet, try adding a pinch or two of oats. The dryer they are the more they will be stiffer, but chewy cookie. The moister they are, they will become more like cookie dough. Both ways are good.
Scoop and roll: Next, roll the dough into 1 inch balls. If dough seems too sticky, refrigerate the dough for about 20 minutes before rolling.
Finishing touch: You can roll the energy bites in a variety of ingredients for a nice finishing touch. I rolled some in hemp seeds, coconut, cinnamon and cacao powder. I wanted to experiment with different coatings. If rolling in powders be sure to gently lift and drop your coated balls a few times an inch or two above a hard surface to let any excess powder fall off.