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Coconut Almond Energy Balls will keep you satisfied and nourished at any time of day! Ready in just 10 minutes with minimal ingredients like nuts, coconut, and dates, these pretty bites are a great snack on-the-go. 

Customizable Coconut Almond Energy Bites


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  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 14 balls 1x

Description

Customizable Energy Balls will keep you satisfied and nourished at any time of day! Ready in just 10 minutes with minimal ingredients like nuts, coconut, and dates, these pretty bites are a great snack on-the-go. Vegan, gluten-free, no-bake treats with no food processor required!


Ingredients

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  • 2 cups almonds or cashews OR 1 cup almond flour and 1 cup oat flour (See notes if not using food processor)
  • 3/4 cup dates, deglet noor or Medjool, soaked in hot water for 15 minutes and drained
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 TBS runny nut butter (I like almond best in this recipe, but cashew and peanut butter also work)
  • 1/4 tsp almond extract
  • 1/4 cup water, divided and used as directed
  • Toppings of choice such as mini chocolate chips, crushed nuts, shredded coconut, or cocoa powder

Instructions

How to Make Energy Balls With a Food Processor

  1. Add nuts to processor bowl and chop until fine (but so much that they turn into nut butter). Drain your soaked dates and add them next, pulsing to combine. Next add salt, nut butter, and almond extract. Blend until a rough ball forms. Add water 1 TBS at a time until a cohesive but not wet mixture is achieved. You will likely not use the entire 1/4 cup!
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat. Using heaping tablespoons, scoop dough into spheres and roll with your hands.
  3. If desired, roll in additional toppings listed above. For these photos I used shredded coconut mixed with beet juice! Let balls chill in the fridge for 15 minutes before enjoying.

How to Make Energy Balls Without a Food Processor

  1. Instead of using whole nuts, we're using an equal mixture of almond flour and oat flour. Add these to a large bowl.
  2. Drain your soaked dates and carefully place them on an edged cutting board. Dice as finely as you can. Once diced, use a fork to make the mixture as gummy as possible. Add to bowl with almond and oat flours.
  3. Add salt, almond extract, and nut butter and stir with a spatula to combine. Add small splashes of water until a cohesive (but not wet) mixture is formed).
  4. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat. Using heaping tablespoons, scoop dough into spheres and roll with your hands.
  5. If desired, roll in additional toppings listed above. For these photos I used shredded coconut mixed with beet juice! Let balls chill in the fridge for 15 minutes before enjoying.

Notes

I recommend storing these balls in fridge or freezer for best results.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Snack