Dark chocolate Sesame energy bites

You will only need 6 ingredients and 15 minutes to make this delicious dessert or snack.

This energy bites are made with love and packed with healthy nutrients such as:

  • Dates, full of  minerals like zinc, potassium, magnesium, and iron.
  • Almonds, which add protein and are high in omega 3 fatty acids
  • Cacao powder adds rich chocolate flavor as well as phytonutrients, magnesium, and iron
  • Almond butter which provides even more protein as well as vitamin E, manganese, and biotin.
  • And sesame seeds add omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, iron, magnesium, and zinc.


  • 1 cup packed pitted Medjool dates
  • 2 cups almonds
  • 1/3 cup + 1 Tbsp cacao powder or unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 Tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 3 Tbsp creamy almond butter (or other nut or seed butter)
  • 1 Tbsp melted coconut oil (optional)


  1. Add dates to a food processor and pulse/mix until small bites remain or a ball forms. Scoop out and set aside.
  2. Add almonds to the food processor and pulse into a fine meal. Then add cacao powder, sesame seeds and sea salt. Pulse a few more times to combine.
  3. Add the dates back in along with the almond butter and melted coconut oil (optional). Mix to combine. The result should be a moist dough-like mixture. If too wet, add a bit more cacao powder or hemp seeds.
  4. Refrigerate for 10 minutes. Then scoop out rounded tablespoon amounts and carefully form into balls. There should be about 20 energy bites total.
  5. Roll in extra sesame seeds or cacao powder (optional).
  6. Store leftovers in a well-sealed container in the refrigerator up to 1 week or in the freezer up to 1 month.

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