Date Energy Balls
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why you’ll love this recipe
- Date Energy Balls come together in minutes!
- A great healthy snack to keep stored in the fridge or freezer.
- Made with only four simple ingredients.
- These date balls seriously taste like candy.
- This recipe is vegan, gluten free, dairy free and plant based.
- High in protein from the nuts and naturally sweetened with dates.
- No added sugar!
- Check out these energy bites for anther great option!
ingredients and Substitutions
These are the main ingredients and substitutions for Date Energy Balls. Be sure to scroll down to the recipe card at the bottom of this page for a full list of ingredients and instructions.
I recommend using Medjool dates since they have a natural caramel flavor and tend to be much softer than other dates. However, any type of date will work for this recipe. I love the ones from Trader Joe’s or Joolies Dates.
Pecans have a sweet and buttery flavor which works really well in this recipe, however, any type of nut will work such as cashew, almonds, walnuts, etc.
Freeze dried strawberries give this recipe a sweet taste! You can use any type of freeze dried fruit.
A pinch of salt really helps balance out all the flavors.
how to make
ONE: Remove the pit from each date. Then, add all the ingredients to a food processor and blend for 2-3 minutes or until mixture is well combined.
TWO: Using a cookie scoop, scoop the mixture and roll into a ball with the palm of your hands. Then, place it on a plate that’s lined with parchment paper.
THREE: Place the balls in the fridge or freezer for about 10-20 minutes to harden. Remove and enjoy!
Tips and tricks
Make sure you remove each pit and stem from the date as these are extremely hard and can hurt your teeth if not fully removed.
Use a food processor for best results to combine the ingredients.
How to serve and store
Enjoy these energy bites on their own for an afternoon pick me up or after dinner dessert.
Store these balls in an airtight container in the fridge and enjoy within 7 days, or the freezer and enjoy within 30 days.
Taste and Texture
These date energy bites seriously taste like candy! They are naturally sweetened and have a subtly caramel flavor from the dates.
The texture of these bites are soft, gummy and incredibly chewy.
frequently asked questions
Yes absolutely! Any nut will work in this recipe.
Yes you can!
Yes it does, I haven’t tested this recipe any other way.
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