Pistachio Bites

Pistachio Bites

Are you ever in a Whole Foods Market or another natural food store and you see raw energy bites or raw round cookie balls for about $7 for 2 cookies!? I understand that many of these are from very small companies and they need to make a profit, but when it’s something so easy to make at home, I’d vote for that! 🙂 

Here’s a recipe for some Pistachio Bites that my friend Emily made me and they are incredibly delicious. These raw desserts remind me of halva, but a way healthier version as they are plant-based and contain no refined sugar. 

  • Makes: about 16 bites
  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: n/a, they’re raw!
  • Cost: ~ $4

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups pistachios (I like raw or roasted and unsalted)
  • 3 Tbs almond butter (I like raw and creamy)
  • 3 Tbs tahini
  • 3/4 cup dates (I like medjool or honey dates)
  • 1 Tbs coconut oil, melted

Directive:

Melt your coconut oil. Shell your pistachios and pit your dates (unless you buy the ones that are pre-shelled/pitted).

Add everything to a food processor and start with the pulse setting to get everything broken up. Move to a higher, steady speed for about 3 minutes until everything is really well combined. I find I may have to stop it a few times and break up the globs that form so it can all mix evenly.

Form your raw cookie balls and store in a tupperwear in the fridge for daily snacking.

If you’re going to be traveling with them in hot weather, I’d suggest keeping them in the freezer for a day to really firm them up before transportation.

Enjoy!

Custom cutting board from: Desert Ember Creations



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