Mesquite Bites

Raw Mesquite-Oh Bites

Makes around 36 squares

Tehe, get it? Yep, I love my awful puns, and I couldn’t help myself. But don’t let the awful name put you off, these are great.

There’s nothing too fancy about these, they are very simple, but they are a delicious, chewy, caramely treat from the fridge that you can eat without guilt. I used to just grab a fresh date , but one of these has more protein, calcium and yumminess, so why wouldn’t you make them?

Best of all, these don’t require any soaking or advance prep and can be made without a food processor, which is just as well because when I turned mine on to make these last night smoke started coming from the motor. I guess I’ll be living like a cave person until the company sends me a replacement.


1 cup almond meal (I use blanched even though it’s not strictly raw, cos it’s so tasty)

1 cup dessicated coconut

3/4 cup mesquite powder

2 1/2 cups fresh medjool dates, pitted

Pinch sea salt

1/2 tsp vanilla powder or extract


1. Put everything in a food processor and pulse until you have a smoothish sticky lump


Finely chop the dates until you have a rough paste. Place into a bowl and mix the rest of the ingredients in with your hands (I suggest wearing gloves to do this).

2. Place the mixture between two pieces of baking paper, around 30cm long. Roll out with a rolling pin until around 7mm thick. Place in the freezer for 30 minutes, then cut into squares. Store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks

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