Snacks

September 3, 2020

Sugar-Free Vegan Caramel Apple Energy Bites

Caramel Apple Energy Bites are a quick, no-bake snack. These plant-based bites are perfect for a delicious burst of energy!

Caramel Apple Energy Bites

Nothing screams fall like caramel apples. Caramel apples are a classic fall treat that remind me of crisp autumn air and pumpkin picking.

I always want September to feel like fall. Everyone starts drinking pumpkin spice lattes, but in most of the country it's still sweltering outside!

There's no way I'm going to bake a ton of treats when it's still hot out.

These Caramel Apple Energy Bites bring fall to life without the oven. They are no-bake and take approximately 10 minutes to make. AND they have all the fall flavor.

The bites are also super healthy. Fruits are the main ingredients, along with a few other plant-based foods that come together for a quick burst of energy, with enough fiber to keep the sugar-high away.

As with all plant-based foods, these bites come with TONS of nutrients. First, fiber, which is hands-down the best nutrient you can consume. Fiber regulates your digestion and can helps you maintain a healthy weight. Learn more here!

These bites also have tons of potassium, manganese, and Omega-3s. It's like eating a nutritional powerhouse!

Let's go through the ingredients.

Caramel Apple Energy Bites

Ingredients

  • Oats: You can use rolled or quick oats. Get certified gluten-free oats if necessary.
  • Apple Chips: Using apple chips instead of raw apples helps eliminate some of the moisture. AND you get a delicious crunch from the chips instead of a gross mushy texture. I used these apple chips because they have no added sugar or oils.
  • Medjool Dates: Dates have a super sweet flavor that works so well to mimic the taste of caramel.
  • Date Syrup: We're using another form of dates to achieve the perfect texture. If we used dates alone, the bites wouldn't hold. Date syrup makes the bites just sticky enough to hold together.
  • Chia Seeds: Chia seeds are a nutritional powerhouse that add a tad bit of crunch to the bites.
  • Cinnamon: Apple cinnamon is a classic flavor, so cinnamon in this recipe is a no-brainer.
  • Vanilla Extract: A touch of vanilla adds depth of flavor.

Caramel Apple Energy Bites

How to make Caramel Apple Energy Bites

The best part of these bites is how easy they are. There's only a few steps!

Step 1. Add all the ingredients to a food processor. Process until the mixture sticks together.

Step 2. Scoop out a tablespoon of the mixture and roll it into a ball. It will help A TON to wet your hands before you do this. That way the mixture will stick to itself and not your hands.

Step 3. Place each ball on a parchment-lined tray. Repeat with the remaining mixture.

Step 4. If the bites are a little loose, put them in the fridge for a few minutes to firm them up. If not, enjoy right away!

Step 5. Keep in the fridge and enjoy whenever you need a bite of energy!

Caramel Apple Energy Bites

Recipe Prayer

Thank you God for sweet, fall snacks that give us energy to do Your work throughout the day. Amen.

Related Recipes

If you're looking for another delicious no-bake apple recipe check out my Raw Apple Pie Granola Bars.

Caramel Apple Energy Bites

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Sugar-Free Vegan Caramel Apple Energy Bites

Caramel Apple Energy Bites are a quick, no-bake snack. These plant-based bites are perfect for a delicious burst of energy!

Author:

Elizabeth

Serves:

15

Prep:

10

min

cook:

0

min

total:

10

min

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Rolled Oats
  • 1 Cup Apple Chips
  • 4 Pitted Medjool Dates
  • 6 Tablespoons Date Syrup
  • 1 Tablespoon Chia Seeds
  • 1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract

Instructions

  1. Add all the ingredients to a food processor. Process until the mixture sticks together.
  2. With wet hands, scoop out a tablespoon of the mixture and roll into a ball. Place on a parchment-lined tray. Repeat with the remaining mixture.
  3. If the bites are a little loose, put them in the fridge for a few minutes to firm them up. Keep in the fridge and enjoy whenever you need a bite of energy!

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August 28, 2021
Henry (Hank) Mader
thank you for the oil free recipe. I'm getting introduced to wild Bolete mushrooms here in Colorado, and everyone sautes Bolete's in butter or olive oil. I'm on a veggie, oil free regimen for heart health reasons. and your recipe suggestion may fill the bill. I can't wait to give it a try.
August 13, 2021
Lindsey Kuhn
This is so fun! Loving your creamy photography :)
August 13, 2021
Lindsey Kuhn
This looks incredible! So yummy and pretty photography