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No-Bake Energy Balls

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No-Bake Energy Balls are 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!

No-Bake Energy Balls on a white plate with a teaspoon

No-Bake Energy Balls are a delicious and nutritious snack that provides a quick and convenient way to boost your energy levels throughout the day. These little powerhouses are not only easy to make but also incredibly versatile, allowing you to tailor them to your taste and dietary preferences.

Whether you need a pick-me-up during your busy workday, a pre-or post-workout snack, or a healthy treat for your kids, no-bake energy balls are the perfect solution.

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.

Nuts: They add healthy fats and a nice crunch. I like to mix whatever I have in my panty: Almonds, walnuts, pecans, and cashews.

These No-Bake Energy Balls are completely customizable and can be tailored to your taste!

Customize your energy balls with a variety of mix-ins like:

  • Nut butter (e.g., almond butter, peanut butter).
  • Natural sweeteners like honey, maple syrup, or agave nectar.
  • Enhance the flavor with ingredients like vanilla extract, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cardamom.
  • Dried fruits (e.g., raisins, cranberries, apricots), chocolate chips, coconut flakes, or even coffee grounds for a caffeine kick.
  • Toppings: Roll your energy balls in coatings like cocoa powder or crushed nuts.

FAQs

How to store energy balls?

Energy balls can be stored at room temperature for a short time, for up to 2-3 days. However, they are best kept in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 10 days.

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No-Bake Energy Balls on a white plate with a teaspoon

No-Bake Energy Balls

Author Rachel
Prep Time 15 minutes
Yield 10 units
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Description

Sweet and packed with only good-for-you ingredients, they're the perfect healthy snack!
Kosher, Pareve

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

Customize your energy balls with a variety of mix-ins like:
  • Nut butter (e.g., almond butter, peanut butter).
  • Natural sweeteners like honey, maple syrup, or agave nectar.
  • Enhance the flavor with ingredients like vanilla extract, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cardamom.
  • Dried fruits (e.g., raisins, cranberries, apricots), chocolate chips, coconut flakes, or even coffee grounds for a caffeine kick.
  • Toppings: Roll your energy balls in coatings like cocoa powder or crushed nuts.
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