Energy Balls Tips
- I did not grind the almonds fine. I left them larger so there would provide a little crunch.
- If you don’t have a food processor, try blending them in a blender.
- You do not have to cook the Energy Balls. They are a little sticky before cooking. If you decide not to cook them, you’ll want to roll them in cocoa, coconut, etc.
- As well, omit the cinnamon if you’re not a fan.
- Change up the nut by substituting walnuts or cashews for the almonds.
- Finally, you can substitute flax seeds for the chia seeds.
Do I have to use Medjool Dates?
Yes. Deglet Noor dates or ‘regular’ dates won’t churn out the thick fudgy consistency that you need for Energy Balls. Medjools are a must in this instance.
Both Medjool and Deglet Noor are similar in nutritional composition. Both are great sources of potassium, magnesium, zinc, phosphorous, calcium, vitamin B3, and a high concentration of fiber.
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- 2 cups Medjool dates
- hot water enough to cover dates
- 2 cup raw almonds chopped fine
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon optional
- 1 teaspoon flax seeds or chia seeds optional
- Soak dates in hot water 10 minutes. Drain.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Process dates, almonds, and cinnamon in a food processor until combined. It will be a thick paste.
- Remove and form into balls using a small ice cream scoop. Place on a cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees 16 to 18 minutes. This will dry out the balls and make them not sticky.