No-Bake Date Energy Balls

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Rated 5.0 based on 6 customer reviews


  • ¼ cup almonds
  • ¾ cup gluten-free quick-cooking oats
  • ½ cup to 1 cup Medjool dates, pitted (sweeten to taste)
  • 3 tablespoons almond butter
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon flax seeds
  • ¼ teaspoon salt


  1. Pulse the almonds in a food processor until roughly chopped. Add the rest of the ingredients, and continue pulsing in the food processor until a soft, pastelike batter forms, about 1 minute.
  2. Form the dough into balls: scoop out about a tablespoon of dough and roll it between your palms to form a ball. Place the balls in an airtight container in the freezer.
  3. Freeze for about two hours, then transfer to the fridge; they’ll keep for up to 5 days.
Mealthy tip:

You can easily alter this recipe to taste, as long as you keep the ratio of wet to dry ingredients about the same. Try mixing in cashew butter, chopped peanuts, cacao nibs, hemp seeds, shredded coconu or chopped dried fruit. The varieties are endless!


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Caro Hodgin says:

I'd never made these trendy "energy balls" but had a long road trip coming up and decided to make some of these for healthy snacking. They really are so tasty, and like in the video I topped mine with salt which is awesome in contrast to the sweet dates.

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Shannon Whittier says:

I made these this morning and they are already gone. A very good snack if you want to be healthy but craving something sweet. I added some shredded coconut and a few dark chocolate chips to sweeten it up a little more. I also just froze them for one hour and they were fine. Too impatient!!

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Steve Failows says:

I'd never made these energy balls before and was blown away - after trying one I decided to top the rest with a pink Himalayan salt that gave it that sweet & salty punch that I always love. As is they're delicious - but with that salt kick? boy oh boy are these a treat!

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Queen Foodie says:

Omg I really love these! I did add a little pink salt on the top like in the video and it really took them over the top. These are my go to snack now.

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Alyx Leigh says:

I’m just about to make these for the first time…so excited!!! I especially love how few clean ingredients there are and that I have them on hand! Made a banana walnut version and I love dates so I think this is a real winner of a recipe

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frances thomas says:

I've made a few energy ball recipes and this is my favorite so far! I added in shredded coconut, hemp hearts and a scoop of my own pea protein (sun warrior). I also added a bit of almond milk to make sure the powder didn't overtake.