Date Energy Balls
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When you’re looking for a quick homemade snack, these Date Energy Balls can be whipped-up in minutes. Plus, we love the fact that they’re healthy and don’t require any cooking/baking!
Welcome back, foodie enthusiasts! My name is Lisa Favre and I am the founder of the Sugar Agenda blog. When I’m not throwing parties, I love whipping-up homemade recipes for my family to enjoy. This is why I’m thrilled to be sharing one of my best snack recipes with you today: Date Energy Balls.
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Date Energy Balls are a great snack to fuel up when you’re craving something sweet but not overly unhealthy. These energy balls are filled with good-for-you ingredients and they taste absolutely amazing!
How To Make Date Energy Balls
In a few easy steps (and with very minimal ingredients!) you can make these Date Energy Balls as a quick snack. Plus, it doesn’t require any baking which is a double win in our books!
What You Need:
Here’s what you’ll need from the store. The exact amounts are in the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post.
Kitchen Tools Needed:
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What do Date Energy Balls Taste Like?
It’s funny because we get all sorts of feedback on the delicious flavor of these date energy balls. We’ve been told that they taste like peanut butter cups. Others have told us that they taste like cookie dough!
Either way, they are delicious and we can’t wait for you to try them!
Are There Ingredient Alternatives?
Absolutely! Feel free to use your choice of:
- Nuts (we love walnut, but pecans also work great for this recipe!)
- Nut butter (peanut butter is our absolute favorite, but we also highly recommend almond butter or sunflower seed butter)
- Use maple syrup rather than vanilla extract (or you can omit it altogether)
Do I Have to Use a Blender?
Yes and no. Using a blender will be a lot easier in terms of getting the ingredient in small pieces, but a food processor will work just fine.
Be Sure to Refrigerate
As a part of the final step to these Date Energy Balls, be sure to refrigerate them to allow them to set before enjoying (although, this is not 100% necessary).
Others have also stuck theirs in the freezer (for half the time you would put them in the refrigerator), to have them set quicker. Plus, if you enjoy more of a frozen treat, this would be a great option!
Are the Chocolate Chips Necessary?
Not at all! Feel free to eliminate them if you’d prefer – they will not change the integrity of the date balls.
Date Energy Balls
- 1 cup pitted dates
- 3 tbsp peanut butter
- 1 cup nuts of your choice
- 2/3 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
- Add all ingredients into a blender and start blending on low then increase to high until all ingredients are well combined.
- Pour mixture into a bowl.
- Use a cupcake scooper to scoop out each portion and roll into a tight ball.
- Refrigerate for 20 minutes. Serve and enjoy!
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