Date Energy Balls are perfect if you Need an afternoon “pick-me-up” without over-indulging! Full of good for you ingredients all rolled into one perfect bite. Great for a post-workout snack.
Date Energy Balls
These date energy balls of goodness is just what you need to crush those afternoon cravings!
The Powerballs will give you an afternoon jolt of energy, curb your sweet tooth cravings, and you don’t have to feel guilty about indulging because they are Paleo and Whole30 approved!
All the sweetness comes from the coconut and dates and not refined sugar, or chemical preservatives that you can’t pronounce. These are fun for treating yourself and still maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
If you need a little something extra, try these Protein Balls! They are super delicious and easy to make.
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- dates (Medjool variety)
- macadamia nuts
- cocoa powder
How to make Date Energy Balls
First: In a food processor, add the macadamia nuts and coconut flakes. Pulse until they are in small pieces. Remove and set aside.
Second: Place the dates in the food processor bowl. Pulse until the dates are small pieces.
Third: Add the the nuts, coconut, and cocoa powder to the dates in the food processor. Pulse until the cocoa powder is fully incorporated.
Fourth: Remove the mixture and place in a bowl. Scoop into 1 inch balls. Toss in toasted coconut flakes to lightly dust the outside. store until ready to eat.
For the full recipe and detailed instructions, please refer to the recipe card at the bottom of the post.
Are energy balls good for you?
Yes! They are packed full of healthy fiber, fat, and protein!
What can I use instead of dates?
You can make them with chickpeas and oats but they won’t have the sweetness in them and you will have to add honey to get them to stick together.
How do you store them?
Store in an air tight container for up to 1 week. Feel free to freeze them for up to 2 months.
Do they give you energy?
they are full of nutrients so they can boost energy and are the perfect way to curb any cravings you may get in the afternoon!
Can I use a different nut?
You can use any nut that you like but remember that not all nuts are “paleo” so just be sure to check what you food plan requires.
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Quick to make, only 4 ingredients, and travel well. Keep a bag of Date Energy Balls with you for those cravings!
- 8 ounces dates (you can use Medjool but for this recipe, I used Deglet Noor)
- 1/3 cup Macadamia Nuts (dry roasted)
- 1/3 cup coconut flakes (unsweetened)
- 1/4 cup cocoa (I used this brand of unsweetened cocoa powder)
- 1/8 cup coconut flakes (toasted and crushed small)
- In a food processor, process the dates until they are in small pieces. This will be very sticky.
- Remove the dates and wipe out the processor bowl.
- Add the macadamia nuts and unsweetened coconut flakes.
- Pulse until they are chopped into small pieces.
- Add the dates back in and the cocoa powder.
- Pulse until the cocoa powder is incorporated into the date mixture.
- Remove mixture and place in a bowl.
- If the mixture still doesn't look like it is incorporated all the way, knead a few more times in the bowl.
- With lightly greased hands, roll the mixture into 1 inch balls or use an ice cream scoop to portion it.
- When all the powerballs are rolled, toss them in a bowl of the toasted coconut flakes to lightly dust the outside of them.
- Roll slightly in your hands to press the coconut into the balls a little more.
- Store in an air-tight container until ready to eat.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 20 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 61Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 6mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 1gSugar: 8gProtein: 1g
This nutrition information was generated via a third party, Nutritionix, and can not be held liable for any discrepancies in the information provided.
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