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  • 1 cup Medjool dates, pitted (about 9-10)
  • ¾ cup walnuts
  • ½ cup dried unsweetened fruit (such as cherries or apricots), chopped
  • ¼ cup ground flax seeds
  • ¼ cup chia seeds
  • 3 Tbsp cacao powder
  • 1 ½ cups cooked black beans
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp water


  • 1. In a food processor, process the dates, walnuts, dried fruit, chia seeds, and ground flax seeds until well incorporated.
  • 2. Add the rest of the ingredients and process for another minute.
  • 3. Using wet hands, form the power bites into balls.
  • 4. Store in the refrigerator for up to 7 days or in the freezer for up to 6 months.

Cooking Tips

  • 1. You can roll each ball in extra cacao powder, ground oatmeal, hemp seeds, sesame seeds, or leave them plain.
  • 2. For the dried fruit try using cherries or apricots.

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