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No Bake Chia Cherry Cashew Energy Bites

Prep Time10 minutes
Servings - 16 persons

Ingredients 

  • 1 cup dates
  • 1/3 cup cherry preserves (or you can use strawberry preserves)
  • 1/3 cup almond butter
  • 1/2 cup chia seeds
  • 1 cup certified gluten free oats (or regular oats)
  • 1/2 cup dried cherries
  • 1/2 cup cashews
  • coconut oil (for prep)

Instructions

  • Prepare an 8X8 pan with a lining of parchment paper. Coat it with coconut oil to keep the mixture from sticking.
  • Place the dates in your food processor and pulse until the dates are turned to paste. Make sure it formsa smooth ball with no lumps.
  • Scrape the sides of the bowl and add preserves and almond butter to the dates. Pulse until they're combined.
  • Again scrape the sides. Add chia and oats to the food processor and pulse until the dough begins to ball up.
  • Move the mixture to a large bowl and add the cherries and cashews. Coat your hands with coconut oil and use them tocombine all the ingredients. The coconut oil will keep the ingredients from sticking to your hands. It also helps make the next step easier.
  • Press the mixture into the pan. Try your best to press it flat and evenly. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • Cut into 2 inch squares and serve immediately. Refrigerate any remaining bars in an airtight container.