Dates and Cornflakes Energy Bites

Healthy and crunchy dates and cornflakes energy bites are easy to make with just 3 ingredients; dates, cornflakes and your favorite nuts. They are perfect as a mid-morning snack, for a quick energy boost at breakfast or as an evening snack for kids!!!

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The perfect reasons to eat one of these are: they are sugar free (sweetness is only from healthy dates), all the goodness of crunchy cornflakes and nuts, quick and easy to make (no cooking involved), totally vegan and no oil, butter or ghee used!!

I love to make anything that takes less time slaving over the stove and if you see my blog posts, you will notice, I veer more towards quick and easy recipes!! When I came across tons of recipes of energy bites and granola bars using oats, muesli, dates, peanut butter, honey etc., I had to try making them at home!!

These take just minutes to prepare but are loaded with nutrients from dates, cornflakes and nuts. No baking or cooking involved; just crush the ingredients, mix and make balls or ladoos out of them. There is no fixed list of ingredients. You can use any kind of nuts, add raisins, chocolate chips (your kids would love that!!), dried figs, dried apricots, oats etc. If you have a food processor, making these is even more easier.

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With Diwali and other holidays around the corner, our homes will be filled with sweets and savory snacks loaded with fat, sugar and calories. At times like these, it is good to have this guilt-free crunchy date, nuts and cornflakes energy bites around to dissuade you from gorging on them and they are perfect for serving them to your guests as a Diwali treat!!  

Do try making them and let me know through my facebook page or in the comments below.

Healthy and Crunchy Dates and Cornflakes Energy Bites

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups cornflakes
  • 1 cup pitted dates
  • ¼ cup cashew nuts
  • 1/4 cup almonds
  • Desiccated coconut (optional)

Step-by-step method:

Gather the ingredients.

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Crush the cornflakes with a spoon (or use clean hands; an easier method) and keep aside.

Soften the dates in a microwave (if they are hard and a bit dry) for a few seconds and make a paste in a blender or food processor.

Chop the nuts coarsely (you may make them into fine crumbs or leave them coarsely chopped like I did, as I like to bite into bits of nuts in the ladoos!!).

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Mix all 3 in a bowl with a spoon or easier yet, use your hand to mix and knead them into a well-incorporated mixture.

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Take small portions of the mixture in your hands and roll them into small balls or ladoos.

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For a variation (it looks good too), you can roll them in desiccated coconut.

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Bite into one of them (well, you deserve this healthy treat!!), serve to your family and store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

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Shared with #recipeoftheweek and #Fiestafriday.

Dates and Cornflakes Energy Bites
Yields 12
Healthy and crunchy energy bites are balls or ladoos made of dates, cornflakes and nuts, perfect for a mid-morning snack, as a healthy treat for kids or even as a party pleaser!!
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Prep Time
15 min
Prep Time
15 min
78 calories
13 g
0 g
3 g
1 g
0 g
21 g
20 g
9 g
0 g
3 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
21g
Yields
12
Amount Per Serving
Calories 78
Calories from Fat 24
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g
4%
Saturated Fat 0g
2%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 20mg
1%
Total Carbohydrates 13g
4%
Dietary Fiber 1g
5%
Sugars 9g
Protein 1g
Vitamin A
1%
Vitamin C
9%
Calcium
11%
Iron
12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 2 cups cornflakes
  2. 1 cup pitted dates
  3. ¼ cup cashew nuts
  4. ¼ cup almonds
  5. Desiccated coconut (optional)
Instructions
  1. Crush the cornflakes with a spoon (or use clean hands; an easier method) and keep aside.
  2. Soften the dates in a microwave (if they are hard and a bit dry) for a few seconds and make a paste in a blender or food processor.
  3. Chop the nuts coarsely (you may make them into fine crumbs or leave them coarsely chopped like I did, as I like to bite into bits of nuts in the ladoos!!).
  4. Mix all 3 in a bowl with a spoon or easier yet, use your hand to mix and knead them into a well-incorporated mixture.
  5. Take small portions of the mixture in your hands and roll them into small balls or ladoos.
  6. For a variation (it looks good too), you can roll them in desiccated coconut.
  7. Bite into one of them (well, you deserve this healthy treat!!), serve to your family and store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Notes
  1. You can add mini chocolate chips in them as an additional treat for kids.
  2. Along with or instead, you can use pistachios or even peanuts in the energy bites.
  3. For an additional coconutty flavor, stir in a little desiccated coconut in the mixture before making them into balls or ladoos.
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calories
78
fat
3g
protein
1g
carbs
13g
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4 comments

    • curryandvanilla says:

      Thank you Chefjulianna!! Glad you like it and I am so glad I could be a part of Fiesta Friday!! I hope to take part more often 🙂

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