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!
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
- 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.