These energy balls are packed with flavor! Made with dates, spices, and nuts, they make the perfect snack!
Let me tell you about these amazing little energy balls! They are gluten-free, grain-free, naturally sweetened, but definitely not flavor-free! Perfect if you are following a Paleo or clean eating lifestyle, these little babies are just what you need to put a little pep in your step.
My husband and son love spending time outside, camping, hiking, backpacking, you name it and I love knowing that they’ll have plenty of energy while doing so with these little energy balls. Made with chopped dates, spices and nuts, they really are great to help you power through the afternoon.
Thankfully, they couldn’t be much easier to make! You begin by chopping the dates as finely as possible. Then, you add just a bit of water to the dates to make a paste. Stir in some nuts along with your spices and form them into balls. Then, roll them into sliced almonds and allow they are good to go! Now, I like to allow them to dry and set a bit before packing them for their snacks. You can even pop them into an airtight container and place them in the freezer or refrigerator to speed up that process if you like.
These healthy little energy bites have become one of my husband’s favorite treats when he has a sweet tooth, too!
Here’s our Date Energy Balls recipe. I think you’ll love them!
Date Energy Balls Recipe
- 1 cup dates chopped finely
- 1 tablespoon water
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1 cup almond slices
- Mix together dates, water and honey until it forms smooth, sticky dough. Stir in cinnamon and half of almond slices. Scoop by the tablespoon and form into balls. Roll in remaining almond slices and place on parchment paper to dry. Alternately, you can place in an airtight container in the refrigerator or freezer to dry more quickly.