Nut-free Energy Balls

18 balls
20 min

We love a good homemade snack in our house! And these nut-free energy balls are one of our favorites. When I first made them my 6-year old told me they tasted like cake (I'll take that as a win!).


You will only need 6 ingredients for these and they are ready in 20 minutes! All ingredients a clean/whole foods and are both gluten and dairy free. These are also purely sweetened from dates, so no added sugars.


And if you want some more homemade snack ideas, be sure to check out these Chocolate Coconut Peanut Butter Ball s and No Bake Peanut Butter Oat Bars.


Happy snacking! Enjoy!



Recipe details

  • 18  balls
  • Prep time: 20 Minutes Cook time: 0 Minutes Total time: 20 min
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Ingredients


  • ▢ 10 pitted dates (about 1 cup packed)
  • ▢ 1/2 cup ground flaxseeds
  • ▢ 1/3 cup gluten-free rolled oats
  • ▢ 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • ▢ 1/2 cup tahini
  • ▢ 1/4 cup semi-sweet mini chocolate chips (dark chocolate chips works too)

Instructions


Place all ingredients, except the mini chocolate chips, in a food processor or high-speed blender.
Blend until all ingredients have been finely ground down. When the mixture starts to form "walls" on the side of the food processor and it sticks when you smash some between your fingers, it's ready. You may need to scrape down the sides of your blender or food processor a few times to get it all fully blended.
Scoop mixture into a separate bowl and fold in the chocolate chips. Note: the mixture will be crumbly.
Scoop 1 1/2 tablespoons of mixture into your hands and roll into balls (see notes for additional tips). You should get about 18 balls total.
Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. They will stay good for up to 10 days.
Enjoy!

Tips

  • If you aren’t gluten free, you don’t need certified gluten free oats.
  • Tahini tends to harden at the bottom of the jar – make sure the tahini you are using is pourable and smooth.
  • The mixture will be crumbly. That’s okay! Squeeze the mixture in your hands before rolling into balls – this will help release some natural oils and make it easier. If you feel it’s too dry, add additional tahini before removing from your food processor.
  • These can easily be frozen too – will stay fresh in a freezer safe container for up to 2 months.
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