No-Bake Almond Butter Bites


  • 1 cup maple syrup (or agave nectar for a vegan variation), see NOTES for best practices
  • 1 cup almond butter
  • 4 dates, pitted and finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup ground flaxseed
  • 1/2 cup chia seeds
  • 2 cups shredded coconut
  • Raw sugar or additional shredded coconut for a paleo variation, optional


  1. In a high-speed blender or high-speed hand mixer, combine maple syrup, almond butter, and dates. Blend or mix until smooth (small pieces of dates are fine).
  2. In a separate bowl, combine the flaxseed, chia seeds, and shredded coconut.
  3. Pour wet ingredients over dry ingredients. Mix with a whisk or fork, if possible. If the almond butter is too thick, blend or mix on as low a speed as possible so as to evenly combine all ingredients without over-mixing.
  4. Roll into one-inch balls and roll in raw sugar or additional shredded coconut.
  5. Store in the freezer (layer with wax paper as these are sticky and will adhere to each other).


The amount of maple syrup or agave nectar you use will depend on how tough your dates are, how thick your almond butter is, and the type of blender/mixer you use. I would suggest starting out with a 1/2 cup of maple syrup or agave nectar and then add the remaining 1/2 cup in 1/4th-cup increments. You may be able to get away with a little less liquid than the recipe suggests.