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Energy Balls with Medjool Dates Recipe

Healthy Energy Balls with Medjool Dates

Healthy Energy Balls sweetened with Medjool Dates. These no-bake, raw bites are filled with wholesome ingredients like oatmeal and sunflower seed butter.
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 30 Balls
Calories 79kcal


  • 8 medjool dates pits removed
  • 1 cup uncooked old fashioned oatmeal
  • ½ cup ground flax seed
  • cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • cup mini chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup sunflower seed butter (or peanut butter)


  • Fill a glass container with very hot water. (I heat about 2 cups in the microwave for about 1 ½ minutes.)
  • Add dates to water, cover with plastic wrap and set aside for 5-10 minutes. This softens the dates and makes them easier to puree, but may not be necessary if dates are very soft.
  • Remove dates from water and place in a small food processor.
  • Add to the food processor about 1 Tablespoon of the water the dates soaked in.
  • Pulse until smooth, scraping down sides as necessary. Add additional water to thin the consistency of the paste, if desired.
  • Set date "paste" aside.
  • Combine oatmeal, flax seed, coconut flakes and chocolate chips in a medium sized bowl.
  • Add date paste, vanilla extract and sunflower seed butter to the dry mixture.
  • Stir to combine all of the ingredients.
  • Refrigerate dough for about 15 minutes if possible. (It's not required, but does make it easier to work with.)
  • Form dough into Tablespoon-size balls.
  • Refrigerate balls in an air tight container.


Calories: 79kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 79mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 15IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 0.5mg