Sweet, sticky dates act as the glue for these no-cook energy balls. Perfect for hikes or during sports, this healthy snack travels well.

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Instructions Checklist
  • Process dates, cashews, mango (or other fruit) and salt in a food processor until finely chopped. Form into about 20 balls, using 2 tablespoons each.



Make Ahead Tip: Store airtight at room temperature or refrigerate for up to 1 week.

Nutrition Facts

73 calories; 3.3 g total fat; 0.6 g saturated fat; 35 mg sodium. 78 mg potassium; 11 g carbohydrates; 0.6 g fiber; 9 g sugar; 1.1 g protein; 150 IU vitamin a iu; 6 mcg folate; 8 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 21 mg magnesium;

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5 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
I cut the dates up before processing and it mixed with no problems. I used unroasted/unsalted almonds instead of cashews. Everyone loves them! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
These energy balls are really tasty. They are a great late afternoon pick me up. I think the recipe should give a heads up to place the ingredients in the food processor in batches unless you want your processor to bounce itself off your counter. Also I was only able to make 15 balls with the mix. Measuring with a tablespoon is difficult because of the stickiness of the mix. Perhaps including a size measurement (1") would be more helpful. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I served these to my book group and they loved them and all asked for the recipe. I am making them again today for my grandchild. Read More
Rating: 2 stars
Wellll...... All of this kind of thing may be kind of healthy but it always looks like its already been eaten and....... Pros: I guess they are healthy but have a lot of sugar Cons: They look awful Read More