These Date Energy Balls are made with wholesome, good-for-you ingredients that are naturally sweetened by dates and perfect for an on-the-go energy-packed snack! All you need is 5 Ingredients to make this recipe!
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date Energy balls
Date energy bites are a no-bake, super simple recipe that takes just 5 ingredients and 10 minutes! I love having these energy balls on hand for a nutrient rich breakfast or snack. They are the perfect pick me up to keep you going on those busy days!
Dates are high in fiber, antioxidants, and are naturally sweet, which makes these date energy balls a wonderfully sweet treat! They are also amazing for any special diet requirements. They are naturally gluten-free, vegan and oil-free!
date energy bite ingredients
- Dates: You will want dried dates for this recipe. I love using Medjool dates since they are sweet and squishy for the perfect consistency. You can easily find dried dates at your local grocery store or online here. Just make sure to remove the pits first!
- Nuts: You can use any kind of nuts that you prefer. I used walnuts, but you can use pecans, cashews, or peanuts!
- Ground Flax Seed: Ground flax seed is a super easy way to add some extra fiber and nutrients! If you don’t have ground flax seed, you can substitute it with hemp seed, chia seed or old fashioned oats!
- Shredded Unsweetened Coconut: Shredded coconut adds some texture and flavor! Here is the brand of shredded coconut we like!
- Vanilla: A bit of vanilla extract is great for flavor as well.
how to make date energy balls
- Combine Ingredients: Add all of the ingredients into a food processor fitted with the blade attachment.
- Mix: Pulse for 60 second or until the mixture starts to come together. You should be able to roll it into a ball easily and the mixture should be sticky. If not, you can blend a little more.
- Roll & Enjoy: Roll into balls (I got 10). Enjoy immediately or place in the fridge for up to 5 days!
Tips for Success
- Go for pitted dates! I recommend buying pitted dried dates for this recipe. However, if you buy whole dates with a seed in the middle, it is super easy to remove the seeds. Just cut the date in the middle like you would an avocado, or split it with your fingers and the seed will come right out!
- Customize to your liking! You can add different ingredients or substitute anything you would like! Don’t have walnuts on hand? Add any kind of nut you like including almonds, peanuts, and cashews.
- For other variations of energy bites, try my Peanut Butter Energy Bites, Chocolate Energy Bites, Almond Joy Energy Bites and Cranberry Chocolate Energy Bites! All of these recipes are super easy to make!
Frequently Asked Questions
Are energy balls healthy?
The short answer is yes, date energy balls are healthy! However, you don’t want to go and eat all 10 in one sitting (I know, it is hard to do). They are great for an energy (aka high calorie) packed snack that has lots of nutrients to keep you feeling full and satisfied! Eating two or three at a time should be plenty.
Can I use a blender to make energy balls?
Technically, yes. But a blender might be too powerful to make these energy balls. A food processor is ideal because it will chop up the ingredients to the perfect consistency. The blender might over blend and result in a goopy mess! If you do use a blender, you should blend the ingredients together for just a few seconds, then scrape the edges down with a rubber spatula and repeat this process until the mixture sticks together.
How should I store leftover date energy balls?
Store your leftover date energy balls in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days! To freeze, place in a freezer safe container and freeze for up to 3 months. You can freeze them individually wrapped in plastic wrap and take them out the day before you want to eat them and let them thaw in the fridge if preferred!
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Date Energy Balls
- Add all of the ingredients to a food processor fitted with the blade attachment.
- Pulse for 60 seconds or until the mixture comes together. You should be able roll it into a ball easily and it should be sticky. If not you can blend a little more.
- Roll into balls (I got 10). Enjoy immediately or place in the fridge for up to 5 days.