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What You'll Need

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

How to Make It

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

You can roll each ball in extra cacao powder, ground oatmeal, hemp seeds, sesame seeds, or leave them plain.

For the dried fruit try using cherries or apricots.

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