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; carbohydrates 11g; dietary fiber 0.6g; sugars 8.6g; fat 3.3g; saturated fat 0.6g; vitamin a iu 150.2IU; folate 5.6mcg; calcium 7.6mg; iron 0.6mg; magnesium 20.9mg; potassium 78.2mg; sodium 35.2mg.

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6 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 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
These are DELICIOUS! Chewy moist and flavorful! I used my Vitamix and then after I made the mix into balls I took more raw cashews and blended them into dust (or almost dust) and sprinkled extra salt into it. I then rolled the balls in the cashew dust to make them less sticky. YUM! I'm planning on vacuum sealing half of them and putting them in the freezer since I made the entire batch just for me.:) 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