Fruit & Nut energy bites lined up on a painted wood background

Fruit and Nut Energy Bites

Need some energy to go? These mouth-wateringly good bites check all the boxes for convenience and tasty ingredients. They’re super easy to make, and they’re kid-friendly, too! Perfect for a breakfast supplement, a between-meal boost, or a welcome lunch box treat. Roll up some energy today!


20-22 bites


25 minutes


  • 1½ cups (235 g) pitted and chopped dates
  • ½ cup (100 g) Redpath® Organic Granulated Sugar
  • 1 tbsp (15 ml) orange juice
  • 1 cup (100 g) quick oats
  • ½ cup (60 g) chopped walnuts
  • ½ cup (60 g) chopped almonds
  • ½ cup (60 g) dried cranberries
  • ¼ cup (45 g) mini chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp (2 g) orange zest
  • ½ tsp (3 g) salt
  • 1 cup (95 g) unsweetened desiccated coconut, toasted


Place chopped dates in a medium bowl. Stir in 1 cup (250 ml) of boiling water and allow to sit for 10 minutes. Drain dates and place in the bowl of a food processor along with the Redpath® Organic Granulated Sugar and orange juice. Pulse until mixture is smooth.

A bowl full of chopped dates in water

Transfer date mixture to a large bowl, stir in oats, walnuts, almonds, cranberries, chocolate chips, zest, and salt. Allow to sit for 10 minutes.

Mixing bowl full of oats, walnuts, almonds, cranberries, and chocolate chips

Using clean hands, roll mixture into 1½ inch balls (about 1 tbsp/35 g). Place coconut in a pie plate and roll each bite in coconut until coated.

Ice cream scoop in a bowl of fruit and nut mix with finished energy bites on a baking sheet

Place bites in an airtight container and store in the refrigerator for up to 1 week, or in the freezer for 1 month.

A green bowl full of fruit & nut energy bites resting on a matching plate


* For extra chocolate flavour add ¼ cup (25 g) cocoa powder to the food processor with dates and sugar.

* Switch up coating the bites in coconut with cocoa powder, mini chocolate chips, or crushed nuts.