No-Bake Date Energy Balls

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Rated 5.0 based on 6 customer reviews
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  • 1/4 cup almonds
  • 3/4 cup gluten-free quick cooking oats
  • 1/2 cup to 1 cup Medjool dates, pitted (sweeten to taste)
  • 3 tablespoons almond butter
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon flax seeds
  • 1/4 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: think peanuts, cacao nibs, hemp seeds, shredded coconut… you’ve got options!


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November 07, 2017 at 12:45am

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.

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September 12, 2017 at 12:39am

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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September 09, 2017 at 3:53am

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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September 08, 2017 at 11:03pm

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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September 05, 2017 at 2:03am

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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September 04, 2017 at 1:45am

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!!