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S’More Coffee Plz Energy Bites

Sometimes I get on a kick where I want flavored coffee but it usually only lasts about a week and then I have a bunch of flavored coffee around that I need to use up. These energy bites came together when I was spending a weekend in Boone and I wanted to make the Giddy Up Bites from Run Fast East Slow (a must-own cookbook) but I didn’t have all the ingredients on hand — I was even out of cinnamon, oof. But I realized I had some smore’s coffee at the house that would add a fun spin – and these are definitely a keeper. Regular coffee works just as well if you don’t want to buy flavored coffee.

s'mores coffee

These are perfect for crushing my afternoon sweet tooth (which is on overdrive lately) or for a boost of energy before a run or a WOD.

S’More Coffee Plz Energy Bites

Makes 28 balls

  • 15 medjool dates, pits removed (I buy fresh, not the dried ones with pits removed)
  • 1/2 cup almond butter (no sugar or oil added – mine was a bit runny)
  • 2 tablespoons ground s’mores flavored coffee (I used the Fireside Delight from Cactus Creek, an NC roaster, but you can find s’mores flavored coffee on Amazon or at Target too!)
  • 1 cup walnut halves
  • 2 tablespoons protein powder (I used Mocha Vega)
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt (optional, leave out if your almond butter is salted)


  1. Combine all ingredients in a food processor.
  2. Using a mini ice cream scoop, form into 1″ balls.
  3. Store in an airtight container in the fridge or freezer. (I like the texture of them frozen!)
Note: Depending on what brand of ingredients you get, your texture may vary so adjust as necessary. If you need more sweetness, add extra dates (or other dried fruit). If you need more moisture, add a little more almond butter. And, if they’re too runny or sticky, add more protein powder.
s'mores coffee
Looking for more energy ball recipes? Try these sweet & salty energy balls or these tahini ones!

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    Rika Toll

    My husband is allergic to walnuts. Could I replace walnuts with pecans?

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