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These energy balls are the perfect make-ahead snack. Filled with cranberries, almonds, oats and dates, these energy balls come together in minutes. Maple syrup and tahini help bind everything together while adding a touch of sweetness and bitterness.

EatingWell.com, Novebmer 2022


Read the full recipe after the video.

Recipe Summary

10 mins
10 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Add almonds, cranberries and dates to a large food processor; process on High until the ingredients are broken into smaller pieces, 10 to 15 seconds. Add oats, tahini, lemon juice and maple syrup. Continue processing until a thick paste forms, 40 to 60 seconds. With your hands, roll the mixture into 25 balls, about 1 tablespoon per ball.


To make ahead

Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.


People with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity should use oats that are labeled "gluten-free," as oats are often cross-contaminated with wheat and barley.

Nutrition Facts

about 3 balls
170 calories; protein 4g; carbohydrates 22g; dietary fiber 4g; sugars 12g; added sugar 8g; fat 8g; saturated fat 1g; mono fat 1g; poly fat 1g; vitamin a iu 7IU; vitamin c 2mg; folate 4mg; vitamin k 1mg; sodium 2mg; calcium 45mg; iron 1mg; magnesium 12mg; phosphorus 59mg; potassium 92mg; omega 6 fatty acid 1g; selenium 1mcg.