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Maca Cacao Energy Bites - 5-ingredients, no bake, protein bites, maca, cacao, dates. |

Maca Cacao Energy Bites

  • Author: Ellie
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 10 mins
  • Yield: 24 small or 12 large bites 1x
  • Category: Snack
  • Method: Food Processor


Packed with two superfoods and only 5 ingredients, these maca cacao energy bites are the perfect pre-workout snack or afternoon pick me up!


  • 1/2 cup cashews, raw and unsalted
  • 1/2 cup pepitas
  • 1 cup packed pitted dates
  • 2 Tablespoons maca powder
  • 1 Tablespoon cacao powder


  1. Add cashews and pepitas to the basin of a food processor or high powdered blender. Pulse 5 or 6 times to begin to break down the nuts.
  2. Add dates, maca powder, and cacao powder. Process until the mixture becomes a course meal. It should be crumbly, but will hold together if you pinch it between your fingers.
  3. Using a 2 teaspoon scoop, scoop dough into hands and firmly press and roll into balls. This will yield 24 small bites. Using a tablespoon sized scoop will yield 12 bites.

Keywords: energy bite, energy ball, no bake