Coconut Date Energy Bites

Cooking with Jessica: Coconut Date Energy Bites

June 7, 2024

Indulge in a guilt-free, protein-dense treat with these delectable Coconut Date Energy Bites! They only contain a few household ingredients that you’re sure to have lying around, and you can whip them up in no time. Each bite contains just 90 calories and 4 grams of protein. Stave off hunger and cravings for sweets with these tasty little bites. Bursting with natural sweetness from the dates and a nutty richness from the walnuts, these bite-sized treats are a powerhouse of both flavor and nutrition.

The addition of protein powder provides the perfect balance of macronutrients and a boost of energy that will keep you feeling satisfied throughout the whole day. Roll them in coconut for a tropical twist that adds an extra layer of crunchy goodness. Whether you need a quick pick-me-up in the afternoon or a pre-workout snack, these bites are the perfect way to fuel your body and satisfy your taste buds. Enjoy the perfect balance of flavor and nourishment with these Coconut Date Energy Bites. You’ll be hooked on these delicious nuggets from the first bite!

Coconut Date Energy Bites

Recipe by: Jessica Ortwein


  • 1 cup pitted dates
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup vanilla protein powder
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1-2 tablespoons water


  1. In a food processor, blend dates, shredded coconut, vanilla protein powder, walnuts, and 1 tablespoon of the water until a dense dough forms. If the mixture is too dry, add a little more water gradually until the desired consistency is achieved.
  2. Roll the dough into small balls, about 1 tablespoon each. Then, roll them in more coconut.
  3. Place the energy bites in the refrigerator or freezer for at least 30 minutes to set.

Enjoy these delicious and nutritious coconut date energy bites as a healthy snack or pre-workout boost!

Nutritional Info

Calories: 90, Fat: 4 grams, Carbs: 11 grams, Protein: 4 grams

Coconut Date Energy Bites
Jessica Ortwein


Jessica Ortwein, also known as My Bariatric RD on social media, is a Registered Dietitian dedicated to empowering individuals to achieve optimal health through nutrition. She is also the author of “Bariatric Cooking Made Simple”, a comprehensive cookbook that provides valuable guidance and recipes for individuals who are undergoing or have undergone weight-loss surgery. Her book is designed to help individuals navigate the challenges of post-operative nutrition and make healthy, sustainable lifestyle changes. Visit her website at to access a wealth of free resources and subscribe to her newsletter.