Healthy Energy Balls Recipe with Dates
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Healthy Energy Balls Recipe with Dates

A simple, no-bake, super yummy and healthy snack, these energy balls are naturally sweetened with dates and maple syrup and loaded with toasted rolled oats and shredded coconut.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 18 energy balls, depending on the size you make them
Author: Bri @ monday sunday kitchen

Ingredients

  • 1 cup pitted dates packed slightly
  • 2 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp coconut oil solid or liquid
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • pinch of kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut toasted
  • 1/2 cup large rolled oats toasted

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. On a baking sheet combine and spread out shredded coconut and rolled oats. Toast for 10 minutes until golden and fragrant.
  • Meanwhile, in a food processor, add pitted dates, maple syrup, coconut oil, vanilla, and a pinch of kosher salt. Pulse until semi-liquid and paste-like, with bits of dates still intact.
  • Add in the toasted coconut and oats and pulse until well combined. The mixture will not be smooth. We're looking for texture, lots of sticky, tasty texture.
  • Using a small cookie scoop (a spoon or your hands will work too) make the balls, give them a squeeze, then roll the balls between your palms until smooth and round. *Adding a tiny bit of coconut oil to your hands before rolling will prevent them from sticking to you.

Notes

When using pitted dates I always give each one a quick little squeeze to ensure the pit has been removed. Every once in a while I will come across a pit and you do not want to wreck your food processor blade (or eat a pit).