It’s official; we love strong>cardamom/strong> (hello, chai! We love cardamom. (Hello, tea!) orange and juice are two of our favorite flavors. When we combined them with Salted Caramel Energy bites, something magical happened, and the Orange Cardamom energy bit was born! (Happy birthday, bites!)
These bites come in sweet, zesty, and delectable. They are perfect as a sweet snack after dinner. These delicious bites are only six ingredients away. Fifteen minutes and one food processor will get you there! We’ll show you exactly how to do it!
How to make Orange Cardamom energy bites
These bites are really easy to make! You’ll need a few ingredients to get started.
- Medjool Dates: sweet dried dates are the base for naturally sweetened. This sticky base tastes of caramel. Also provides potassium, magnesium, and other nutrients. We love dates.
- This duo of Coconut and Cashews is packed with healthy Fats as well as Fiber. It balances out the sticky dates and makes the bites nourishing and filling.
- Sea Salt – sea salt + caramel… need we say more?
- Cardamom is a fragrant spice that originated in India. It has been used in cooking for many years, but also as a medicinal herb.
- Orange Zest is a wonderful complement to cardamom. It adds a subtle flavor of orange. Did you know that it’s healthy?
You’ll then process them until they are crumbly, and the mixture will stick together when you press it between your fingertips.
* 1 cup pitted dates (measured after pitting; 11 Medjools yield 1 cup).
- If you don’t like nuts, use any other seed, such as hemp, sunflower, or hempseed.
- Half a cup of desiccated Coconut or unsweetened Coconut shredded
- Sea salt, one pinch
- Cardamom: 3/4 to 1 1/2 teaspoons (depending on how fresh your cardamom is and your personal preferences).
- 1/2 tsp (packed) orange zest*
- 1 tsp (packed) orange zest
- 3 Tbsp desiccated coconut
- 1 Tbsp coconut sugar
- Add pitted dates to a processor along with cashews and Coconut. Also, add sea salt, cardamom, and orange zest. You can use a blender if you don’t own a food processor. However, dates are difficult to blend because of their sticky nature. Use a low-speed setting and pulse instead.
- We like to stop the processor before the mixture becomes doughy so the bites retain some texture. If it does not stick together, keep processing until the mixture is sticky enough to roll into a ball. Add more salt, cardamom, or orange zest to your taste.
- Prepare the coconut coating if you are using it. Combine the coconut sugar, orange zest, and desiccated Coconut in a small bowl. It’s now time to roll them!
- Roll into balls. The original recipe calls for 16 balls. If you are using the coating, cover the balls generously with the layer.
- Store leftovers in the fridge or freezer for up to a month. These are delicious straight from the refrigerator or at room temperature after 5-10 minutes.