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No-Bake Energy Balls

No-Bake Energy Balls in a white bowl
No-Bake Energy Balls in a white bowl

I’ve been a fan of No-Bake Energy Balls for years. I make these no-bake energy balls just about every week. They’re made with only 5 ingredients and include so many delicious and sweet flavors.

This recipe is also vegan and gluten-free, packed with only good-for-you ingredients. It is literally the perfect healthy snack!

Ingredients Overview

Medjool dates: They sweeten these healthy energy balls naturally. If your dates aren’t soft, soak them in warm water for 10-20 minutes before you make the balls.

Shredded coconut or desiccated coconut: Unsweetened shredded coconut, or my personal preference desiccated coconut. Desiccated coconut is grounded and has a moist texture.

Tahini: Made with 100% sesame seeds ground into a paste. Tahini here adds a satisfying richness and a gentle, nutty, savory taste that pairs so well with chocolate.

Almonds: They add healthy fats and a nice crunch. You can absolutely use other nuts like pecans or walnuts.

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No-Bake Energy Balls in a white bowl

No-Bake Energy Balls

Sweet and packed with only good-for-you ingredients, they're the perfect healthy snack!
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Course: Snack
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: Heallthy Snack
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 10 units


  • About 20 units lb (200-300 grams) Medjool dates
  • 2 tablespoons (30ml) tahini paste (raw tahini)
  • 2 tablespoons (20 grams) cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup (80 grams) nuts of your choice like pecan, cashew, almond, walnut unsalted
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (50 grams) shredded coconut unsweetened


  • Pit the dates and soak them in hot water for 10 minutes. (If the dates are super soft and juicy, then you can probably skip this step.) Drain.
  • Add the dates, tahini, cocoa powder, nuts, and salt to a food processor. Blend all ingredients well until they form a sticky dough.
  • With wet hands carefully scoop out approximately 1-2 tablespoons of the mixture and roll small balls.
  • Roll them in shredded coconut, and keep in the refrigerator.

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Hi, I’m Rachel.

Welcome to my little corner of the internet!

I’m happy you’re here. I am the food blogger behind “Mama Living Abroad.”

In this space, I am sharing flavorful Israeli and Jewish recipes that I love to make and have my family and friends approve. My blog is 100% Kosher.

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