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No-Bake Coffee Energy Bites is an easy peasy 5-minute protein-rich no-cook and bake recipe made using nuts and seeds. 

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These mocha energy bites are grain-free, flour-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, processed sugar-free and do not have any added fats in the form of butter or oil. Dates here acts as a natural sweetener as well as help bind the ingredients together.

These energy bites are also a perfect start for your day with all the healthy nuts and seeds. The coffee gives you a nice kick and refreshes you. They can be enjoyed as a pre or post-workout snack or as your mid-evening snack.

Even though coffee is the main ingredient here, it can be skipped completely or replaced with cacao powder or any chocolate powder if you do not consume coffee or do not give it to kids.  

This are also a perfect edible gifting idea. If you are looking for more such recipes check out this Eggless Oats and Dates Cookies or this Spiced Candied Mixed Nuts.

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Verdict of Coffee Energy Bites

These energy bites can be a hit or a miss with some due to the use of coffee. Coffee lovers will love it and the opposite holds for non-coffee lovers. For me, I felt more coffee was needed as I love coffee and I really can enjoy the strongest coffee. But my husband does not like it. So he was like it is too much coffee. So yes as said it can be a hit or a miss, so as per your taste buds add coffee.

Ingredients used in No-Bake Coffee Energy Bites

Dates here is one of the main ingredients. It is a natural sweetener as well as helps bind everything.  I have used the Sukkary Dates Variety.

PS – Even though dates have natural sugars, people with sugar problems or Diabetics should eat in moderation. Moderation is the key to the good life.

Walnuts & Pecans – I have used walnuts and pecans as the source of natural fats here. One can use either or.

Sunflower & Pumpkin Seeds are again added for nutrition. One can add either or a combination of different seeds. Flax and chia seeds can be added as well. 

Sugar-Free Chocolate Whey Protein Powder – I have used chocolate Protein powder here instead of cocoa powder. However one can use cocoa powder or chocolate powder too. (Do remember that chocolate powder might have hidden sugar in it).

Coffee Powder – The main ingredient. It is used in less quantity but gives the much-needed kick.

No Cook Mocha Energy bites seen on a cheese board. Seen in the background are some more on a black tray.

Recipe process of No-Bake Coffee Energy Bites or Mocha Energy Bites

The recipe is very very simple. Just add all the ingredients to a food processor and process it until it forms a lump. It should not take more than a minute. Once it forms a lump roll it into balls and rolls the balls into the coffee powder to cover all over. As said earlier coffee can be replaced with cocoa or chocolate powder.

Shelf life

This energy bite stay good for a month when stored in an air-tight container.For longer shelf life keep it refrigerated. If you are in a country with humid or warm climate, it is best to store it refrigerated.

A close up look of one of the energy bites, dusted with coffee powder

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No-Bake Coffee Energy Bites

No-Bake Coffee Energy Bites is an easy 5-minute protein-rich no-cook, no-bake Vegan, GF, dairy-free, processed sugar-free recipe made using nuts and seeds.
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Course: Dessert, Sweets
Cuisine: International
Keyword: Dairy Free, Dates, Edible Gifts, Gluten Free, No Bake, No Cook Recipe, Nuts / Dried Fruit, Processed Sugar Free, Vegan
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Form into Balls: 10 minutes
Author: Renu Agrawal-Dongre


  • 320 grams – around 18-20 Pitted Dates I have used the Sukkary Dates Variety.
  • ½ Cup Almond
  • ½ Cup Walnut (Walnut + Almond = 110 grams)
  • 1 tablespoon – 28 grams Pumpkin Seed
  • 1 tablespoon -12 grams Sunflower Seed
  • ¼ Cup – 27 grams Sugar-Free Chocolate Whey Protein Powder / Cocoa Powder / Chocolate powder
  • ¼ Cup Coffee Powder -More or less might be required


  • Deseed the dates.
  • Add the Dates, Almond, Walnut, Pumpkin seed, sunflower seed, Sugar-Free Chocolate Whey Protein Powder / Coffee Powder / Cocoa Powder in a food processor.
    All the ingredients of energy bites into the food processor
  • Process until it forms a lumpy mass.
    Mixture ready in a food processor
  • Take a tablespoon of mixture in hand and roll into the form of balls.
    Rolling into balls
  • On a plate spread some coffee powder.
  • Roll the balls into the coffee powder and cover it all over.
    A close up look of one of the energy bites, dusted with coffee powder
  • Keep it in an air-tight container.
  • Enjoy.


  • Standard US Size Cups used. 1 Cup = 235 ml, 1 tablespoon = 15ml, 1 teaspoon = 5ml
  • Coffee can be replaced with cocoa or chocolate powder.
  • Check replacements for nuts and seeds above.
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Disclaimer: I am not a nutritionist. The nutritional information is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. It varies depending upon the product types or brands.

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renu mansukhani

Thursday 14th of April 2022

hi i took about 20. dates(pitted) and weighed them the wt.turned out 115grams, should i go with date count or weight. lmk TIA

Renu M

Wednesday 20th of April 2022

@Renu Agrawal Dongre, went with the weight and turned out yumm thnx

Renu Agrawal Dongre

Friday 15th of April 2022

I would suggest go with the weight, as size of dates might differ

Sisley - Sew White

Monday 11th of October 2021

These look so good. I love the idea of the coffee flavour.

Cat | Curly's Cooking

Saturday 2nd of October 2021

A perfect treat for coffee lovers!

Mayuri Patel

Tuesday 28th of September 2021

No bake Coffee Energy Bites, wow. I nearly made coffee date bites for the theme as I have all the ingredients at hand except for a food processor! These are perfect when I need that perk from coffee but don't want to drink a mug of coffee..anyway love mocha flavour.


Monday 27th of September 2021

Renu, these look delicious. I can't wait to try them.