Date Energy Balls

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Introducing Date Energy Balls—a fantastic healthy snack that’s perfect for keeping in your fridge or freezer. This recipe is a breeze to make, requiring just four simple ingredients, and it tastes just like candy!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe:

  • Date Energy Balls come together in minutes, making them a quick and easy snack option.
  • They’re ideal for storing in the fridge or freezer for whenever you need a nutritious treat.
  • With only four simple ingredients, these date balls are easy to whip up anytime.
  • Despite their simplicity, these date balls boast a deliciously sweet flavor reminiscent of candy.
  • This recipe is suitable for vegans, gluten-free folks, and those following a dairy-free or plant-based diet.
  • Packed with protein from the nuts and naturally sweetened with dates, these energy balls are a wholesome snack option with no added sugar!

Tips And Tricks:

  • Be sure to remove the pit and stem from each date, as they can be extremely hard and may cause discomfort if not fully removed.
  • For best results, use a food processor to combine the ingredients thoroughly.

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Can I use a different type of nut? Absolutely! Feel free to use any nut of your choice in this recipe.
  • Can I use a seed instead of a nut? Yes, you can swap nuts for seeds if you prefer.
  • Can I use a different type of freeze-dried fruit? Certainly!
  • Does the fruit have to be freeze-dried? Yes, for this recipe, freeze-dried fruit is recommended. Other variations haven’t been tested.

Date Energy Balls

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Dessert, Snack
Servings 10 energy balls


  • 1 1/4 cups dates about 16 dates
  • 1/2 cup pecans
  • 1/2 cup freeze-dried strawberries
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  • Remove the pits from each medjool date.
  • Add all the ingredients to a food processor and blend for 2-3 minutes or until the mixture is well combined.
  • Use a cookie scoop to portion the mixture and roll it into balls with the palms of your hands. Place them on a parchment paper-lined plate.
  • Chill the balls in the fridge or freezer for about 10-20 minutes until they firm up.
  • Remove from the fridge or freezer and enjoy!


  • Be sure to remove each pit and stem from the date to avoid any discomfort.
  • A food processor works best for blending the ingredients thoroughly.

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