No-Bake Almond Pulp Energy Bites {Vegan}

Almond Pulp Energy Bites are just perfect for using up leftover almond pulp from making almond milk. These no-bake bites are Vegan and Gluten-Free!

Almond pulp energy bites are arranged on a plate. A cup of almond milk is visible in the background.

So recently I started making my own almond milk. I love a good almond milk, but even after the first batch, I was faced with the sad remains of the leftover almond pulp. And if you ever made your own almond milk, I am sure you know what I am talking about. And if you have never made almond milk before, you should because it is delicious!

Now, I am not one to be wasting food or throwing away leftovers that could be re-used in a fun way.

Almond pulp energy bites pictured from above. There's a cup of milk to the side. Somebody already took a bite in one of the energy bites.

When you make almond milk at home you are usually left with an amount of strained out almond pulp that feels dry and unusable…. But do not discard it, it would be a shame! There are plenty of ways to use leftover almond pulp, like these cute No-Bake Vegan Almond Pulp Energy Bites!

These bites are fun & easy to make, and make a great natural pick-me-up in the morning or afternoon! They can be made in just about 10 minutes using your food processor, and require no baking at all! Just plop the ingredients in your food processor, blend together, shape little walnut-sized balls and roll them into a topping of your choice.

These Almond Pulp Energy Bites are vegan and gluten-free and will keep in an air-tight container in your fridge for up to a week. But you’ll probably eat them all up long before that!

A close up picture of almond pulp energy bites. The bites are ball shaped and come in white and brown color.


No-bake Almond Pulp Energy Bites are just perfect for using up leftover almonds from almond milk. Vegan & Gluten-Free! | Vibrant Plate

No-Bake Almond Pulp Energy Bites {Vegan}

Yield: 18
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

No-bake Almond Pulp Energy Bites are just perfect for using up leftover almonds from almond milk. Vegan & Gluten-Free!


  • 1 cup leftover almond pulp (from making almond milk, or 1 cup pre-soaked, peeled and chopped almonds)
  • 1 cup soft dates
  • ½ cup desiccated coconut
  • 2 ts cacao
  • 1 ts coconut oil, melted
  • 1 segment or slice of orange
  • Pinch of salt


  • 2 ts coconut flour
  • 2 ts cacao powder (sweetened)
  • 2 ts cinnamon


  1. Take a cup of leftover almond pulp (from making almond milk, or 1 cup pre-soaked, peeled and chopped almonds) and 1 cup soft dates and pulse together in your food processor to break the ingredients apart.
  2. Add desiccated coconut, cacao, melted coconut oil, a slice of orange, and a pinch of salt. Blend in food processor until thoroughly combined and you get a sticky blended mixture, that will hold together.
  3. Remove the dough from the food processor and add to a bowl. Take a pinch of dough the size of a walnut, press together and then roll into a small ball. Place on a plate and repeat to use up all the mixture.
  4. Prepare your decorations on separate plates. Take an energy ball and roll it in either coconut flour, cacao powder or cinnamon until thoroughly coated and set back on plate or in a container.
  5. Store in fridge in an airtight container for up to a week.
Nutrition Information:
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 53.05Total Fat: 1.55gSaturated Fat: 1.26gSodium: 27mgCarbohydrates: 10.66gFiber: 1.69gSugar: 8.64gProtein: 0.55g
Start making your own delicious Homemade Almond Milk:

A bottle of almond milk and two glasses of almond milk pictured from the side. There are some almond spread around the glasses.

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A close up picture of Almond pulp energy bites on a plate.

38 Comment

  1. These energy bites look absolutely delicious!

    1. They really were! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  2. oh wow, these energy bites sound good! I have never even thought of making my own almond milk, something I have to definitely try

    1. Thanks Albert! They really are delicious and on top of that a great way to use the leftover pulp.

      If you are interested in almond milk we’ll have a recipe on the site in a couple of days. We tried many different brands of almond milk but the homemade one tastes much, much better. And contains no additives or preservatives!

  3. These look awesome. A perfect pre or post yoga snack, for me!

    1. Yeah, they would work great for that, a nice energy boost 🙂

  4. Love any delicious recipe that make uses of leftover ingredients!

    1. We also love recipes with leftovers! They often speed up the meal preparation, since they are already partly done. And of course they also help with reducing waste.

  5. Such a great idea for leftover almond pulp! I’ll definitely have to try that next time I make some almond milk!

    1. Kristina says: Reply

      Thank you Jess! Well, we hate throwing away perfectly good food so these bites seemed like a neat way to use it up. And it worked perfectly, as these make for an amazing quick & healthy snack! Do share your feedback if you happen to make the recipe 🙂

  6. Aly says: Reply

    Is there an alternative that can be used in place of dessicated coconut and the coconut oil actually? I have a coconut allergy so can’t use them! Thanks in advance

    1. Kristina says: Reply

      Hi Aly, thanks for your question! I have not tried replacing coconut, and frankly, it would change the recipe completely. But, if you cannot consume coconut due to allergy, I would probably try using ground nuts instead of desiccated coconut (like almonds, hazelnuts) and almond butter or peanut butter instead of coconut oil. If you’ll give it a try, do let us know how you liked it! Love, Kristina

      1. Rosie Vazey says: Reply

        Omg just made these (minus the orange) with almond milk leftovers and they are DELICIOUS! Best bliss balls, definitely going to help with the chocolate cravings this week ❤ love the recipe thank you

        1. Kristina says: Reply

          Thanks for your feedback, we’re so happy you love this recipe ❤

  7. Marcha says: Reply

    Sorry if this is a stupid question: ts= teaspoon or tablespoon?
    Kind Regards

    1. Kristina says: Reply

      Hi Marcha, not at all! as “ts” is meant teaspoon! (tbs = tablespoon)

  8. This is an amazing idea of using the leftover food. I found it really inspiring and will be definitely going to try this recipe 🙂

    1. Kristina says: Reply

      Thanks! Yes, we hate food waste and try to minimize it with creative leftover meals 🙂 So glad you like it!

  9. Lauren says: Reply

    Hi – confused by the slice of a range. Do you leave the tins of the orange on? Thank you!

    1. Kristina says: Reply

      Hi Lauren, thanks for your question. I peel the orange of the skin and remove any seeds. You can also just add a drop of orange juice instead. Hope that helps!

  10. Neha says: Reply

    Made these bliss balls and they tasted awesome. Thanks.

  11. Shawna Cain says: Reply

    These were so yummy, thank you! Quick question, what is serving size for the nutrition facts?

    1. Kristina says: Reply

      Hello Shawna, the serving size is 1 energy ball. The whole recipe makes about 18 (depending on how big you make them!)

  12. Theresa says: Reply

    This looks delish!
    Would it be ok if I added some protein powder to increase the protein content in these ? Or any other ingredient I could add? Thank you!

    1. Kristina says: Reply

      Hello Theresa, yes you can absolutely add protein powder or other ingredients, like rolled oats, pistachios, etc. Depending on the ingredient you add, you may need to compensate with a wet ingredient for consistency.

  13. Lesley says: Reply

    Hi Kristina and Mitja 😀 I was just wondering, do you think it would be alright to freeze the pulp until you have enough for a batch? Thanks!

    1. Kristina says: Reply

      Hello Lesley, thanks for your question. We haven’t tried freezing the pulp yet, but we did leave it spread out to dry. Once the pulp dries, it lumps a bit, so we just run it through the food processor and end up with almond meal or flour. This way any leftover pulp can easily wait weeks and then be used in any baking you do, think donuts, muffins, cakes… and of course energy bites, too.

  14. Jess says: Reply

    ahhhhh I just made these and they are amazing!!!! I rolled the balls in melted dark chocolate and will serve them to my kids as dessert tonight!

    1. Hello Jess, thanks for letting us know, so glad you liked them 🙂 We haven’t tried rolling them in chocolate yet – we did try that with a similar recipe though and it turned out amazing!

  15. Nicola says: Reply

    I’m glad someone asked about frozen pulp – I freeze mine too. So you dry out your almond pulp before using in this recipe? Do you do the same if you’re using the whole, soaked almonds?

    1. Kristina says: Reply

      No, I do not dry out or freeze the pulp before using it in this recipe! To make these energy bites, you’ll need a moist almond pulp. So if you’re making these energy bites the same day (or next day) you do not need to freeze or dry the almond pulp! The moist almond pulp will keep for a day or two in the fridge. But, if I do not plan to use it soon, I always spread it out and leave it to dry for a couple of days (depending on the current humidity and temperature in the house). This way, I can just store it in a glass jar in my cupboard and use it whenever. As the pulp dries out it clumps, so I make sure to run it through a food processor before storing, so I end up storing almond flour.

  16. Lavinia says: Reply

    Hi there,
    Is it possible to replace the dates with something that is Low FODMAP? Thanks so much.

    1. Kristina says: Reply

      Thanks for your question, Lavinia! Unfortunately, we have no experience with the FODMAP diet… as dates are sweet and sticky, I would probably try replacing them with a bit of banana and some nuts, maybe a drop of maple syrup, until I got a texture that sticks together. Hope this helps!

  17. Daniella says: Reply

    Hi there! I made these for the first time. They are delicious! I have a question though. I feel like I’m making them wrong. I used the pump right after I made my almond milk and I find that the balls are way too moist. Are they intended to be this way? I just wasn’t sure if they were meant to be drier. If so, when should I use the pump after making my milk? Thank you!

    1. Kristina says: Reply

      Thanks for your question, Daniella. The balls are on the more moist side, but maybe try squeezing the pulp a bit more. I usually don’t make the balls right away, but keep the pulp in the fridge for a day, so it may influence the end result. If your dough is too wet for you, try adding some more coconut that should soak up any extra liquids. Hope this helps!

  18. Katie says: Reply

    Just tried making this as had some leftover pulp! They worked perfectly *minus the orange as I, unfortunately, didn’t have any*. The only thing I would say is to maybe go light on the cacao/cinnamon toppings if your not a huge fan of the tastes- as they can be quite strong and overpowering! ( I probably put too much on!) 😀 Love it and definitely recommend!

  19. Claire says: Reply

    Hi, can you sub macadamia nut pulp for almond pulp? These look amazing.

    1. Kristina says: Reply

      We haven’t tried the recipe with macadamia nut pulp yet, but I think it should work!

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