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BOOST Just Protein Coconut Energy Bites

Coconut, apricots and oats are combined to form satisfying bite-size clusters that will give you a BOOST any time of the day.
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Servings: 36 clusters
Skill level: Beginner

What you need

Ingredients

1 cup (250 ml) dried apricots
2 cups (500 ml) quick-cooking oats
2/3 cup (150 ml) shredded coconut
1/4 cup (60 ml) hemp seeds
1/4 cup (60 ml) melted coconut oil
2 tbsp (30 ml) maple syrup
1 cup (250 ml) toasted shredded or desiccated unsweetened coconut

How to prepare

Instructions

1. Line 8-inch (2 L) square baking pan with plastic wrap or foil. 

2. Place apricots in small bowl. Add enough lukewarm water to cover; let stand for about 15 minutes or until softened. Drain. 

3. In food processor, pulse together oats and apricots until chopped. Add coconut, protein powder and hemp seeds; pulse for about 30 seconds or until mixture resembles fine crumbs, scraping down sides of bowl as needed. 

4. Add coconut oil and maple syrup; process until smooth. Let stand for 15 minutes.

5. Roll tablespoonfuls into 36 clusters; roll in toasted coconut.  Refrigerate on tray for 2 to 3 hours or until firm. (Can be refrigerated between pieces of waxed paper in airtight container for up to 3 days.)  

Tips

Topping Variety

Roll clusters in cocoa powder or finely chopped almonds instead of toasted coconut if desired.

Nutrition Information

Per 1 cluster

 
Amount
% DV

Calories

80
 

Fat

5 g
 

Saturated Fat

3.5 g
 

Cholesterol

0 mg
 

Sodium

3 mg
 

Carbohydrate

7 g
 

Fibre

1 g
 

Sugars

3 g
 

Protein

2 g