Energy balls are the perfect solution for a quick snack. These energy balls are great if you need a perk of energy and help you stay fuller longer. This is a favorite snack for my family and I.
You can shape in two ways:
- Depending how you like this snack, you can make it into thin bars, thick bars, or shape them into a ball.
Easy recipe with only a few ingredients:
I usually buy these items at Costco because we use these ingredients so much.
- unsalted cashews
- pitted dates
- peanut butter (I use natural, no added sugar peanut butter)
To make in bar form:
To make in ball form:
Tips for storage:
- I used wax/parchment paper to separate the bars in a container. Due to the oils from the peanut butter, its best to be kept in a fridge.
Energy balls are the perfect solution for a quick snack. You can make this recipe in balls or shape them into a bar shape.
- 2 TBSP water
- 1 c. pitted dates
- 1/4 c. peanut butter
- 1 c. raw cashews
- Combine water, dates, peanut butter, and cashews in a food processor. Puree until it becomes a thick mixture. Add a little bit more water if necessary.
- For Balls- Remove mixture from the food processor with a rubber spatula and place in a medium sized bowl. Roll mixture into 2 tbsp sized balls and place in a container that will go in the fridge. This makes 12 of this size.
- For Bars- Remove mixture with a rubber spatula and place on a wooden cutting board or on some wax/parchment paper. Form date mixture into a square or rectangle shape. Use the rubber spatula to help form into this shape, or you can use a knife. Slice into squares depending how big of a bar you want. Place bars in a container that will go in the fridge. This mixture makes 9 thin, or 5 thick bars.
- Keep energy balls/bars in the fridge for best results.
- Dates stay fresh for up to 6 months in a sealed container in a fridge.
- This recipe usually makes enough for 1-2 people. If you need to make enough for several people, double/triple this recipe amount.
- Category: Snacks
- Serving Size: 1
- Calories: 104
- Sugar: 2.2g
- Sodium: 8.7mg
- Fat: 7.8g
- Carbohydrates: 6.4g
- Protein: 3.1g
- Cholesterol: 0mg
Keywords: Energy Balls
Recipe is adapted from 100 Days of Real Food.
If you love this recipe, you’ll love my chocolate pumpkin mini-muffins recipe.