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Sweet, sticky dates act as the glue for these no-bake energy balls. Perfect for hikes or during sports, this healthy snack travels well. For the best flavor and texture, use Medjool dates--the largest and most luscious date variety. Look for them in the produce department or near other dried fruits.

Source: EatingWell.com, April 2017


Read the full recipe after the video.


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Soak dates in a small bowl of hot water for 5 to 10 minutes. Drain.

  • Combine the soaked dates, oats and peanut butter in a food processor and process until very finely chopped. Roll into 12 balls (a scant tablespoon each). Garnish with chia seeds, if desired. Refrigerate for at least 15 minutes and up to 1 week.


To make ahead: Refrigerate airtight for up to 1 week.

Nutrition Facts

1 ball
73 calories; protein 1.8g; carbohydrates 10.1g; dietary fiber 1.4g; sugars 6.1g; fat 3g; saturated fat 0.5g; vitamin a iu 0.9IU; folate 3.4mcg; calcium 3.6mg; iron 0.3mg; magnesium 12.9mg; potassium 72.2mg; sodium 17.7mg.

1/2 fat, 1/2 fruit