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no bake birthday cake energy bites on parchment paper

Birthday Cake Cookie Dough Energy Bites

No bake birthday cake cookie dough energy bites that taste just like cake batter! These easy, vegan birthday cake energy bites are made with seven simple ingredients, naturally sweetened with pure maple syrup and filled with festive sprinkles. The perfect protein-packed snack or treat!

Course Dairy Free, Dessert, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Snack, Vegan, Vegetarian
Cuisine American
Keyword birthday cake energy bites, cake batter energy bites
Prep Time 40 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8 energy bites
Calories 173 kcal
Author Monique Volz of AmbitiousKitchen.com

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup cashew butter (just roasted cashews + salt)
  • 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/3 cup packed fine blanched almond flour
  • ¼ cup flaxseed meal, plus a tablespoon more if needed (I haven't tested subs)
  • 2 tablespoons sprinkles
  • Extra sprinkles, for rolling

Instructions

  1. Add cashew butter, pure maple syrup and vanilla and almond extract to a medium bowl. Mix with a spatula until well combined and smooth.
  2. Next add in almond flour and flaxseed meal. Mix well until combined and a dough begins to form. If dough is too wet, add another tablespoon or two of almond flour or flaxseed meal. Lastly, fold in sprinkles.
  3. Use a medium cookie scoop to grab dough and then roll into balls. You should get about 8 balls. If desire you can roll each ball into sprinkles. Place energy bites on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and place in the freezer for 30 minutes. Once they’ve hardened a bit, you can transfer to an airtight container and keep them in the freezer for up to 3 months. Balls can be enjoyed straight from the freezer. If they are too hard, let them sit at room temp for 5-10 minutes.

Recipe Notes

To store: keep these energy bites in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week, or in the freezer for up to 3 months. If you’re eating them straight from the freezer I’d recommend letting them soften up for about 5-10 minutes in the fridge or at room temp before doing so. I prefer the texture of these when they are stored in the freezer!

Nutrition Facts
Birthday Cake Cookie Dough Energy Bites
Amount Per Serving (1 energy bite)
Calories 173 Calories from Fat 104
% Daily Value*
Fat 11.5g18%
Saturated Fat 1.9g12%
Carbohydrates 14.5g5%
Fiber 1.4g6%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 4.9g10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.