Date Energy Balls

Date Energy BallsThese Date Energy Balls are a tasty pre-workout energy snack with both protein and healthy carbs to fuel your exercise routine. And they only take a few minutes to make with your food processor.

We used dried blueberries that we had on hand from Sam’s Club, but you can use your favorite type of dried fruit. Just make sure it’s dried, not fresh. The pitted dates provide all the moisture this recipe needs and the dried fruit provides the stickiness that binds it together.

These Date Energy Balls pack 153 calories per ball, so don’t sit on the sofa and pop them in your mouth like candy. They’re meant as a pre-workout snack. Eat them about 20 minutes before your workout to get the maximum energy boost.

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Date Energy Balls
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These Date Energy Balls are a tasty pre-workout energy snack with both protein and healthy carbs to fuel your exercise routine.
Servings Prep Time
12 servings 5 minutes
Passive Time
60 minutes
Servings Prep Time
12 servings 5 minutes
Passive Time
60 minutes
Date Energy Balls
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Rating: 5
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These Date Energy Balls are a tasty pre-workout energy snack with both protein and healthy carbs to fuel your exercise routine.
Servings Prep Time
12 servings 5 minutes
Passive Time
60 minutes
Servings Prep Time
12 servings 5 minutes
Passive Time
60 minutes
Ingredients
  • 1 cup nuts walnut, pecan, peanuts, cashews or favorite
  • 3/4 cup dates pitted
  • 3/4 cup dried blueberries or other favorite dried fruit
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Add the nuts to your food processor and pulse until they form large crumbs.
  2. With the processor running, add the dates and dried fruit through the feed tube and process until you have a mixture that sticks together when you press it between your fingers.
  3. Pour the mixture onto a large piece of plastic wrap and form the mixture into an 8"x6" rectangle and wrap in plastic.
  4. Chill in the refrigerator for at least one hour.
  5. Cut into 12 equal, 2-inch square pieces and role each piece into a ball. Place in a sealable container.
    Date Energy Balls
Recipe Notes

Serving size is 1 ball, about 1 inch in diameter.

If you use unsalted nuts, add a pinch of salt to the food processor.

Inspired by Renee Blair on DailyBurn.com.

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