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


Recipe Summary

1 hr
25 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • 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

1 "cone"
173 calories; protein 3.3g; carbohydrates 22.1g; dietary fiber 2.6g; sugars 13.3g; fat 8g; saturated fat 2.6g; cholesterol 0.7mg; vitamin a iu 21.3IU; folate 4.1mcg; calcium 17.9mg; iron 1.3mg; magnesium 27.9mg; potassium 157.4mg; sodium 52mg.

1 fat, 1/2 fruit, 1/2 other carbohydrate, 1/2 starch