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Funfetti Cake Energy Bites

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Written by Abby

These easy, no bake, vegan funfetti cake energy bites are made with 6 simple ingredients, naturally sweetened with medjool dates and studded with colorful festive sprinkles.
Now not to be dramatic here, but Funfetti changed the birthday party world forever. I mean, was it even a birthday party if you didn't have the rainbow 🌈 sprinkled filled cake?! Well it doesn't have to be your birthday to make these funfetti cake energy bites but you sure can act like it is😉 Made with only 6 ingredients, these rainbow sprinkled energy bites are vegan, gluten free, paleo, and only sweetened with medjool dates, making them refined sugar-free as well. These party bites will satisfy your sweet tooth, fuel you through your day, and give you something to look forward to besides happy hour😜
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Packed with healthy fats, protein, carbs and a low-glycemic sweetener, these fun(fetti) energy bites will do more than just satisfy your sweet tooth--these bad boys are full of beneficial nutrients and will keep you full longer. We love using our Ugglies medjool dates which may have some cosmetic imperfections, but where they lack in appearance, they make up for 10x over in flavor👅
What also makes them so great is that they are 100% customizable! If you're trying to incorporate more protein, add in your favorite protein powder or some collagen peptides. Flaxseed, chia seeds, or hemp seeds are also a great add-in for additional benefits. They freeze super well, so go ahead and make a big batch so you'll always have something nutritious (and delicious) on hand--your future self will thank us😊 

Ingredients you'll need:  

    1. Joolies Pitted Dates
      • The only natural sweetener needed. Don't forget to soak in warm water first! Why soak them? This step allows those juicy dates to become extra-hydrated to create the perfect texture. Our Ugglies box is perfect for making energy bites, smoothies, and baking! 
    2. Raw Cashews
      • Be sure to soak these in filtered water for at least 2 hours beforehand. If you are soaking longer than 2 hours, place them in the fridge. We don't recommend substituting this because the cashew flavor is needed for the birthday cake-like taste! 
    3. Oat Flour
      • This acts as a great binder to get the perfect texture. You can substitute with almond or coconut flour if needed. Note: coconut flour will alter the flavor.
    4. Coconut Oil
      • You want to use refined coconut oil so there is no unwanted coconut flavor added! This also adds moisture to the mixture.
    5. Vanilla
      • This ingredient is most necessary to create that familiar birthday cake flavor we all know and love!
    6. Sprinkles 
      • it wouldn't be funfetti without the sprinkles, but if you just want the birthday cake flavor without the pizazz, feel free to omit.


Optional add-ins:

    1. Chia seeds/ Flaxseed/ Hemp seeds
    2. Collagen peptides 
      • A great source of protein that also has many benefits for hair, skin, gut, and joints. This is one brand we love and you can also learn more about collagen peptides on their website. 
If you make this yummy snack, be sure to tag us on Instagram @jooliesdates and use the hashtag #jooliesdates so we can see all your date-able date recipe recreations! And you can always comment below! 

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Funfetti Cake Energy Bites

Vegan, Paleo, Refined sugar-free

  • prep time: 15 minutes
  • cook time: 0 minutes
  • total time: 15 minutes
Servings: 20
  • 10 Joolies dates, pitted
  • 1/2 cup raw cashews
  • 2 tbsp oat flour
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • pinch of sea salt
  • sprinkles


  1. Soak pitted dates in warm water for 5 minutes.

  2. Add all ingredients (except sprinkles) to a food processor and process until a sticky mixture forms (there should still be some cashew chunks!).

  3. Transfer to a medium mixing bowl and fold in sprinkles.

  4. Roll into 1 inch balls and enjoy!

Store in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks, in the freezer for up to 3 months.