Nut-Free Sunflower Seed Energy Bites

Nut-free Sunflower Seed Bites

  • Author: Shahla
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 10 small bites 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


Nut-Free Sunflower Seed Bites are vegan, gluten free and refined sugar free. They are easy to make and a tasty allergy friendly snack. 



  • 5 oz dates, about 1 cup ( Medjool or Arya) –soaked and pitted. *See Notes

  • 1/3 cup sunflower seeds, unsalted & ground

  • ¼ cup sunflower seed butter, room temperature.

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 3 teaspoon cocoa powder

  • 2 teaspoon date soaking water plus more if needed

  • 2 tablespoon unsweetened shredded coconut plus extra for rolling

  • freeze dried raspberries, crushed


  1. Prepare one small baking sheet or tray lined with parchment paper.  Take two sheets of parchment paper of equal size and sprinkle one with crushed freeze dried raspberries and another with unsweetened shredded coconut. Set aside. 
  2. Place pitted dates in a bowl and cover with 1 cup hot water. Soak for ten minutes or until soft.   Less soaking time will be needed if dates are fresh. Remove dates from soaking liquid. Do not toss soaking liquid-set aside. 
  3. In a small food processor, pulse sunflower seeds until they are about the size of a grain of rice. Pour into a small bowl.  
  4. In the same food processor (no need to clean), pulse dates until a soft paste forms. Add sunflower seed butter, vanilla extract and cocoa powder. Pulse until blended together.
  5. Using a spatula, combine date mixture by hand with ground sunflower seeds.  Gently add shredded coconut.
  6. Add 2 teaspoon reserved date soaking liquid. Mix until well combined. Mixture should stick together.  Add 1 teaspoon additional liquid at a time, if too dry.
  7. Using a mini ice cream scoop, about a tablespoon, portion out mixture into a consistency similar to a truffle. Roll each ball with shredded coconut and crushed freeze dried raspberries.  They should easily stick to the outside.



  • Dates come in all shapes and varieties. If you have a scale, it is helpful to measure out the quantity listed in the recipe.
  • Category: Nut-free, Vegan
  • Method: No-Bake


  • Serving Size: about 10 energy bites

Keywords: Nut-free, Vegan, Top 8 Free, Gluten-free

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