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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.
These are fantastic! I love baking and cooking with dates and this is a superb use for them. Honestly, I would put these pretty little energy balls on a platter of Christmas cookies and they would be gobbled in minutes. Thanks for sharing!
Ooh I was looking for a reason to use my Medjool dates. These were absolutely delicious!
Bernice Hill says
These are perfect little post dog walk treats. One or two help tide me over until dinner time.
Anne @ Domesblissity says
They sure do look good Paula.
Tammy Eakes says
Hi! I just had to introduce myself – i am from Water Valley, MS :-> I live on the MS Coast now…in Biloxi. I grew up right next door to Oxford & Tupelo. My brother-n-law and his family live in Tupelo. My husband and I both graduated from Ole Miss. Small world! I found you through the naptime review Monday Linkup. My site is http://www.Noskinnies.com
Can’t wait to try these yummy looking energy balls.
Peggy~PJH Designs says
I haven't heard of these Paula but they look and sound delicious. Thanks so much for sharing at Transformed Tuesday. Hugs, Peggy
I happened across your link on the Transformed Tuesday blog post and I'm so glad I did. These look fabulous and I've added the ingredients to my shopping list this week. Can't wait to make them! Deb
Countrified Hicks says
Great job. This looks delicious. Can't wait to try it. I would love for you to come over to my blog hop and share this and other posts there! I am also your newest follower and hope you will return the favor.
Sound very good, Paula. I am sorry I had passed on some leftover dates I had to a friend after seeing these. Dropping in from This Gal Cooks Monday Linky Party.