Energy Balls

A fruit-sweetened recipe for salty ‘n sweet, healthy energy balls that are paleo, vegan, gluten-free, refined sugar-free and dairy-free.


  • 7 Medjool dates, pitted (½ cup, packed)
  • ½ cup + 2 tablespoons unsalted, natural creamy almond butter
  • ½ cup unsalted, roasted almonds
  • ¼ teaspoon salt (optional)


  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or wax paper. Set aside.
  2. Add dates and almond butter to a food processor. Blend until you get a somewhat cohesive, sticky mixture—the mixture will begin to pull away from the sides of the processor and roll into dough. This will take about 3-5 minutes. Scrape down the sides of the processor frequently, and take breaks in between to avoid overheating.
  3. Add in almonds and salt (if using). Blend until the almonds are nearly pulverized—about 1-2 minutes. The mixture will be soft and crumbly. It’s done when you can roll a chunk in your palm and toss the chunk up in the air a bit, and it remains cohesive.
  4. Using a 1-tablespoon or 2-tablespoon cookie scoop, scoop and droop mixture into your hands. Roll into balls. Enjoy! Storing instructions below.


  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator or at room temperature for up to 1 month.
  • Freezing instructions: Store in an airtight container in the freezer for 2-3 months.

Published on October 17, 2022