Cold Brew Bites
Sweet and satisfying, these cold brew energy balls are the ultimate snack. With just a handful of ingredients and a few minutes in a food processor, they’re easy and quick to make. And who doesn’t love that rich cold brew and chocolate taste? These energy balls are loaded with nuts, based with oats and dates, and flavored with concentrated cold brew and cocoa powder. Plus, that concentrated cold brew means an extra bump of energy in this snack. If you want, you can even make your own cold brew at home.
These snacks are dubbed energy balls because they are full of protein and will keep you going throughout a busy day. Energy balls are great for snacking because of this and its convenient size: You can quickly grab-and-go with these energy balls at any time. And although they’re slightly sweet, no flavor is overpowering or reminiscent of an overly sweet dessert.
Coffee snacks are a popular favorite for good reason. The flavor of coffee is unique and fits well with sweet and savory recipes. That’s why making coffee snacks is a no-brainer! It’s easy to incorporate concentrated cold brew and other coffee flavors like espresso into snacks like these energy balls. Baked goods are a great vehicle for coffee flavors, like a Coffee Simple Syrup.
Cold Brew Energy Balls
- Food processor
- 1 cup medjool dates
- 1 cup oats
- 1/2 cup walnuts
- 1/2 cup cashews
- 1/4 cup shredded coconut
- 1/4 cup concentrated cold brew coffee
- 1 tbsp cocoa powder
- 1 tbsp pure maple syrup
- pinch salt
- Place the dates into a small bowl and cover with water. Let soak for approximately 30 minutes to soften slightly, then drain.
- In a food processor, add the dates, oats, walnuts, cashews, coconut, cold brew, cocoa powder, maple syrup, and pinch of salt. Pulse until well combined and the mixture resembles a dough, about 30 seconds.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Use your hands to roll the mixture into golf ball sized balls and place on the baking sheet. Let chill in the freezer for at least an hour before enjoying. Store in an airtight container in the freezer.