These energy bites, dipped in chocolate and topped with graham crackers, look just like melty ice cream cones, but are packed with energizing protein for a healthier snack kids will love. Source:, September 2017

Melissa Fallon


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  • Place dates in a small bowl. Cover with hot water; soak for 5 to 10 minutes. Drain.

  • Combine softened dates, oats and peanut butter in a food processor; process until very finely chopped. With damp hands, roll into 8 balls (about 1 tablespoon each) and place in a pie pan. Freeze for 30 minutes.

  • Remove from the freezer and cut a 1-inch long slit into the top of each ball (this is where the graham cracker "cone" will go).

  • Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Making sure to reserve some chocolate for dipping, spoon melted chocolate into 8 irregular circles on the paper (about 2 inches in diameter). Dip the bottom half (opposite of slit) of each ball in the remaining chocolate and place on top of the chocolate circles. Slide a graham cracker triangle into each slit with the point of the triangle facing up. Top with sprinkles. Allow chocolate to set before serving.


To make ahead: Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

Nutrition Facts

173 calories; 8 g total fat; 2.6 g saturated fat; 1 mg cholesterol; 52 mg sodium. 157 mg potassium; 22.1 g carbohydrates; 2.6 g fiber; 13 g sugar; 3.3 g protein; 21 IU vitamin a iu; 4 mcg folate; 18 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 28 mg magnesium;