QUICK & EASY ENERGY BALLS

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Easy homemade Energy Bites make the best snack. They are just delicious, nutritious, sweet, flavorful, and beyond amazing.

healthy snack bites

Energy Balls are sweetened naturally with dates. As well, they are loaded with almonds. Almonds are a good source of healthy monounsaturated fats. These fats are associated with lowering the risk of heart disease. Eating almonds offer antioxidant action from Vitamin E and help to lower cholesterol.

Energy Balls make a great pre or post workout snack or when you need a mid-afternoon pick-me-up.

Once you get into the habit of making these energy bites on a regular basis, you will always have something healthy to snack and you can add all sorts of other ingredients of your choice! I change them up by adding chia seeds, flax seeds, and cacao powder to make them the perfect healthy energy balls!

Easy homemade Energy Bites make the best snack. They are just delicious, nutritious, sweet, flavorful and beyond amazing.

Energy Balls Tips

  1. I did not grind the almonds fine. I left them larger so there would provide a little crunch.
  2. If you don’t have a food processor, try blending them in a blender.
  3. 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.
  4. As well, omit the cinnamon if you’re not a fan.
  5. Change up the nut by substituting walnuts or cashews for the almonds.
  6. Finally, you can substitute flax seeds for the chia seeds.
ingredients

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.

Easy homemade Energy Bites make the best snack. They are just delicious, nutritious, sweet, flavorful and beyond amazing.

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  1. Medjool Dates
  2. 3-cup Food Processor
  3. Sheet Pan

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Easy homemade Energy Bites make the best snack. They are just delicious, nutritious, sweet, flavorful and beyond amazing.

Energy Balls

Easy homemade Energy Bites make the best snack. They are just delicious, nutritious, sweet, flavorful and beyond amazing.
Author: Paula
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes
Servings: 26 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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. 

Nutrition

Serving: 26servings | Calories: 81kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 79mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 15IU | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 0.4mg
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14 Comments

  1. 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.
    TWE

  2. 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

  3. 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.

    Cindy

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