No-Bake 4-Ingredient "Pb&j" Bites

We got home from the beach, I opened the fridge, and there was nothing. “We have no food” my husband complained. Well, I love a good challenge, so I decided I would attempt to create something with the (very) few ingredients we had. To my surprise and delight, I came up with a super easy, tasty snack that held us over until we could go grocery shopping. #win

The sweetness of the dates combined with the cashew butter reminds me of a Pb&j, but without any peanut butter or jelly! My husband is also the pickiest eater on earth, and even he liked these. He said, and I quote, “Save this recipe” and I thought, “Well that will be easy” because it’s only FOUR ingredients! No baking is necessary, it took about 10 minutes to whip up, and it’s #vegan, #paleo, and #whole30 compliant. I wish I had audio of Tasty’s famous “Oh yes!” saying to insert here.

Ingredients (makes 9-10 bites):

  • 1/2 cup cashews
  • 3 T almond butter
  • 1 T chia seeds
  • 9 medjool dates, pitted

Use a food processor or blender to combine ingredients. Roll into 1in bites. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week. I haven’t tried freezing them, but I’m sure that would work too.

I don’t have a food processor (what?? how??... I’m ordering one as I type) so I used my blender and the consistency turned out somewhat smooth, somewhat chunky, and I loved it! If you meal prep, make a batch of these on Sunday to throw in your lunch for the week. They make a great grab-and-go breakfast, a satisfying post-workout snack, or if you find yourself a little hungry after dinner, have one for dessert.