Raw Gingerbread Energy Bites

Raw Gingerbread Energy Bites

When I first started thinking about all of the holiday goodies in the world and which ones I wanted to make (and share) this season, I jumped to gingerbread pretty much from the start. Even though I already have this recipe for grain-free gingerbread men on the site, I wanted to share another recipe because the cozy combination of spices is just quintessential wintertime for me. 

What I hadn't thought through yet, was how many sweets come with the holiday season, and how every year I wish for those classic holiday flavors in a healthier form. It was right around the time that I began researching for a chewy gingerbread cookie that my friends over at Made in Nature asked me if I would help them with some holiday recipes. Ding! It was as if the stars had aligned and everything came together. Of course. Why not make a chewy gingerbread bite using Made In Nature's Dates

I went to the Made In Nature test kitchen this morning... The end result is delicious.

Raw Gingerbread Energy Bites
Raw Gingerbread Energy Bites

These raw gingerbread cookies are something I would take climbing or skiing, but I also just grab one out of the fridge when I need a little something sweet. Heck, I'd even take a batch to a holiday cookie swamp-- it's always so nice to have something a little healthier in the mix. 

Made in Nature provided me with product and compensation for this blog post, but the recipes and opinions are all my own. Working with brands to develop wholesome recipes is one way I keep Foraged Dish going! Made In Nature helps me stock the pantry and keep the blog going. I only work with brands that I truly enjoy and use.  

Raw Gingerbread Energy Bites

Raw Gingerbread Energy Bites

Published December 15, 2016 by
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Yield: 12   |    Active Time: 20 minutes


  • 6-ounces pitted Deglet Noor dates
  • 1/2 cup pecans
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened desiccated coconut
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated on microplane
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • Pinch of salt

  • Directions:

    1. Place all ingredients in a food processor and run until the a sticky crumb forms. Everything should stay together when pinched between two fingers.
    2. Roll mixture together by the tablespoonful to make a single bite. Place on a plate and repeat until all of the mixture is used.
    3. Store in an air-tight container in the fridge.