Mango-Date Energy Bites

Mango-Date Energy Bites

4 Reviews
From the EatingWell Kitchen

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

Ingredients 20 servings

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  • 2 cups pitted whole dates
  • 1 cup raw cashews
  • 1 cup dried mango or other dried fruit
  • ¼ teaspoon salt


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  1. 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 information

  • Serving size: 1 ball
  • Per serving: 73 calories; 3 g fat(1 g sat); 1 g fiber; 11 g carbohydrates; 1 g protein; 6 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 9 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 150 IU vitamin A; 0 mg vitamin C; 8 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 35 mg sodium; 78 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: ½
  • Exchanges: ½ fruit, ½ fat

Reviews 4

January 12, 2019
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I cut the dates up before processing and it mixed with no problems. I used unroasted/unsalted almonds instead of cashews. Everyone loves them!
April 14, 2017
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By: Jessica
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.
October 13, 2016
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By: aknechel
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.
January 15, 2016
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By: EatingWell User
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
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