Do you ever get a sugar craving and even though those cookies or that piece of chocolate sound perfect, you want to have something a little more nutritious? Then this recipe for no bake walnut coconut hemp seed bites is for you! Just one (yes! just one!) of them will do the trick and send your sweet craving packing.
When coming up with the combination for these bites, walnuts were at the top of the list. A favourite snack of mine is a pitted date with a whole walnut stuffed inside which is why I have included some roughly chopped walnuts in addition to the ground walnuts—for the crunch and texture.
Not only will these walnut coconut hemp seed bites fix your sweet craving, they’re also packed with hemp seeds and shredded coconut. So in addition to all of the good things you’ll be getting from the dates, you’ll also benefit from the good stuff hemp seeds, walnuts, and dried coconut have to offer.
I make a batch of these on the weekend (bonus that they’re no bake, so no need to turn on the oven!), store them in a glass container in the fridge for the week, and grab one when a sweet craving hits. If you don’t think you’ll use up a batch quickly or if you want to double the batch, they freeze very well.
So save the cookies and chocolate for a future craving (because, let’s be honest, cookies and chocolate will always have a place in our lives!) and this time, calm your sweet tooth with a walnut coconut hemp seed bite!
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Walnut Coconut Hemp Seed Bites
- 1 cup of whole raw walnuts
- 20 pitted medjool dates
- 1/2 cup whole raw walnuts, roughly chopped
- 3 tbsp shredded coconut (fresh or dried, see note below)
- 3 tbsp hemp seeds
- Place 1 cup of whole raw walnuts into your food processor and process until crumbly and no large chunks remain.
- Add the dates and process until the dates are chopped and has combined with the walnuts.
- Add the roughly chopped walnuts, shredded coconut, and hemp seeds to the processor and pulse until everything is combined.
- Remove mixture from processor and put into a small bowl.
- Scoop mixture using a tablespoon and use your hands to roll into a ball.
- Continue until all of the mixture is used up.
• Fresh or dried coconut will both work fine in this recipe. Click to learn how to crack open and use a whole coconut.