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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Recipe Summary

15 mins


Ingredient Checklist


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; protein 1.1g 2% DV; carbohydrates 11g 4% DV; dietary fiber 0.6g 2% DV; sugars 8.6g; fat 3.3g 5% DV; saturated fat 0.6g 3% DV; cholesterolmg; vitamin a iu 150.2IU 3% DV; vitamin cmg; folate 5.6mcg 1% DV; calcium 7.6mg 1% DV; iron 0.6mg 3% DV; magnesium 20.9mg 8% DV; potassium 78.2mg 2% DV; sodium 35.2mg 1% DV; thiaminmg 2% DV.

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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: 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 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: 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