School-Safe Energy Bites
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Recipe type: Snack
Serves: 24 bites
  • For the Energy Bites
  • ½ cup pumpkin seeds
  • ½ cup hemp seeds
  • 12 dried figs, chopped
  • 2 medium-sized carrots, grated
  • 1 cup shredded coconut, divided
  • 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice (see below)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • ¼ cup dried fruit (blueberries or cranberries)
  • For the Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • ¼ cup Ceylon cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 Tbsp ground cloves
  • 1 Tbsp ground ginger
  • 1 Tbsp allspice
  1. Make the pumpkin pie spice by adding all spices to a mason jar and shake.
  2. In a food processor, process seeds and figs. Add in carrot, ½ cup coconut, spice, vanilla and sea salt.
  3. Process another minute until well-combined. Add dried fruit and mix with a spoon.
  4. Using a ½ Tbsp measuring spoon, scoop out mix and roll into a ball. Repeat with remaining mixture. (They’ll be sticky – wet hands will help.)
  5. Place remaining coconut on a plate and roll each ball until covered. Refrigerate in a sealed container to store.
Recipe by Academy of Culinary Nutrition at