Paleo Walnut Date Energy Balls

By Rena |

These Date Energy Balls are so delicious, easy to make, and paleo-friendly. They are the perfect energy treats that can be enjoyed as a snack or dessert. Takes just about 10 minutes to make and also a kid-friendly treat.

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These easy energy balls are made with dates, walnuts, almond butter, honey, and shredded coconut. All it takes is 10 minutes of your time to put these delicacies together. They are great to enjoy as a snack or dessert. Plan on skipping breakfast? Then grab one of these to go! The kids even love how amazing these energy bites taste like and they are the perfect healthy alternative to other snacks and desserts.

Why these energy balls are so good

  • Easy to make: all you need is 10 minutes to make these.
  • Healthy: a much healthier alternative to store-bought energy bites and snacks
  • So good: they are seriously so tasty and delicious.

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Ingredients you will need

Walnuts
Dates, soft
Almond butter
Honey
Salt
Desiccated/shredded coconut

How to make these energy date balls

  • Add ingredients to blender: first, place the dates, walnuts, almond butter, honey, and salt into a food processor and blend until smooth.
  • You will need to stop and scrape the sides as needed. The mixture should come together like a dough when it’s done.
  • Make balls: Then, separate the dough into 14 evenly sized balls. Roll the balls in coconut and serve.
  • Store: place in an airtight container and store in the fridge for a firm consistency.

top view of energy balls on a plate

FAQ’s and tips

  • Serving size: one date ball
  • Use any sticky sweetener can be honey, maple syrup, or agave
  • In place of walnuts, use almonds, cashew, or pecans
  • Any nut butter will work, cashew butter or sunflower butter will work great.
  • Storage: Place the date energy balls in a container and store them in the fridge for up to 10 days. You can freeze for up to 6 months.

 

Are energy balls good for you

Energy balls are a great grab on-the-go snack that makes it easy for you to stay on track with your healthy habits. They have a good combination of healthy fats, protein, good carbs, and fiber.

When should you eat energy balls

Energy balls are a versatile healthy snack that you can enjoy any time of day. They are great for breakfast, have before a workout for an energy boost, a late afternoon snack, and a perfect garb on-the-go snack.

Do energy balls give you energy

The human body uses the food you eat as an energy source. Ingredients used in making energy balls are naturally nutritious and digested slowly because of the combination of carbs, fats, and fiber. Compared to energy drinks or sugar drinks, energy bites are a better energy source option.

hand holding one energy bite

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Paleo Walnut Energy Bites

Paleo Walnut Date Energy Balls

Simple and easy to make date balls made with walnuts, almond butter, honey, dates, and shredded coconut.
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Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
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Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 14 balls
Calories: 117kcal
Author: Rena

Ingredients

  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 1 cup dates soft (if dates are not fresh and soft, soak them in hot water for 10 minutes)
  • 2 tbsp almond butter
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1/8 tsp salt optional
  • 1/4 c desiccated coconut

Instructions

  • Place the dates, walnuts, almond butter, honey, and salt into a food processor and blend until smooth.
  • You will need to stop and scrape the sides as needed. The mixture should come together like a dough when it's done.
  • Separate the dough into 14 evenly sized balls. Roll the balls in coconut and serve.
  • Store in an airtight container.

Notes

Serving size: one date ball
Substitutes:
  • Use any sticky sweetener can be honey, maple syrup, or agave 
  • In place of walnuts, use almonds, cashew, or pecans
  • Any nut butter will work, cashew butter or sunflower butter will work great.
Storage:
Place leftovers in a container and store in the fridge for up to 10 days. You can freeze for up to 6 months.
Nutritional facts:
Please keep in mind that the nutritional information is calculated using a nutrition facts calculator. It is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.

Nutrition

Calories: 117kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 22mg | Potassium: 131mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg
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