A date and nut energy ball recipe for snack time

31 Dec 2021

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Date and nut energy ball recipe Photo: Bakd&Raw

Date and nut energy ball recipe by Charlotte Mei

Do you have 20 minutes and six ingredients? That’s all you need for this recipe. This is a great snack to carry around with you for a quick afternoon pick-me-up, or a pre-workout energy boost. Try out different variations with dried apricots/figs/cranberries and different nuts and seeds.

If you can’t take nuts or don’t have any almond flour at home, you may use oat flour. To make the latter, simply grind up rolled oats in a food processor till fine.

Difficulty: Beginner
Total time: 20 minutes
Makes 11 balls


5 large Medjool dates, pitted
1 tbsp (12g) almond meal
1 tbsp (6g) cocoa powder
1 tbsp (6g) coconut flakes
1 tbsp (44g) nut butter
Pinch of salt


In a processor, blend all ingredients together until smooth. If it’s not coming together, add 1 tbsp water, or as needed.

Dampen hands and shape the mixture into balls. You can use a mini ice cream scoop to help with portioning.

Chill in the fridge, or store in the freezer for a longer shelf life.

Charlotte Mei

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@esmevegana profile image
esmevegana11 MONTHS AGO
Thank you for sharing! I just made this and I loved it. Will be making again. I rolled in chopped nuts and sesame seeds for crunch.
@veggielocked profile image
veggielocked10 MONTHS AGO
These sound yummy but can’t make them because of nut allergies….oh well ☹️🙁😩
@glutenfreevee profile image
glutenfreevee10 MONTHS AGO
She gives a nut free alternative in the article. 🙂
@chavonne profile image
chavonne10 MONTHS AGO
Going to try! Yum!
@veronicagroen profile image
veronicagroen10 MONTHS AGO
I made these date balls this morning, oh my they are delicious. Thank you for the recipe :-)
@ivyridgevegan profile image
ivyridgevegan10 MONTHS AGO
You’re lovely 😊 and thanks for sharing! These remind me of Frooze Balls from New Zealand 😋🌱🐾🌎
veg1nrecipes10 MONTHS AGO
Can you substitute wheat gluten for the almond meal?