Paleo Orange Spiced Energy Bites

Ingredients

1 cup raw pecans (prefereably soaked and dehydrated) 

1 cup dried organic figs (stems removed) 

1 cup raw cashews (preferably soaked and dehydrated) 

1 cup dates (soaked in water for 1 hour before) 

zest from 1 navel or blood orange

juice from 1 navel or blood orange 

1/2 tsp ground organic cinnamon 

pinch sea salt

4 tsp coconut flour 

1 cup finely shredded coconut 


Directions

1. Place pecans and figs in your food processor and pulse until you have a sticky mixture with fine pieces

2. Remove the pecan and fig paste and place in a large mixing bowl 

3. Add cashews and dates to your food processor and process until you have a paste 

NOTE: If you have a large food processor (more than 4 cups) you could combine the first 4 ingredients and blend all at once (I have a small food processor so I had to do this in stages)

4. Add the cashew and date paste to your bowl with the pecans and figs

5. Add the remaining ingredients to the bowl and mix well with a spoon or a pastry blender 

6. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper

7. Form your ingredients into 1 inch balls with your hands and place individual balls on the parchment paper

8. Bake at 350 for 8-9 minutes (until golden on the bottom) 

9. Refrigerate the balls for 1 hour and then enjoy!

NOTE: If you are on a raw diet you can simply skip the cooking step for these and place them in the fridge once you form the balls. They are also delicious this way.