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Cashew date balls in a light blue bowl.

Date Energy Balls

  • Author: Brittany Mullins
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 10
  • Diet: Vegan


I like making these date energy balls with cashews. They remind me of the cashew cookie Larabar.


  • 1 cup (about 10) Medjool dates, pitted
  • 1/2 cup raw nuts (cashews, walnuts, almonds, pecans, etc.)
  • pinch of sea salt


  1. Process: Add dates, nuts and salt in a food processor fitted with the S-shaped blade. Process until mixture is well combined and sticking together.
  2. Form balls: Scoop dough from food processor with your hands (or a cookie scoop) and form into small balls using your hands. Enjoy right away or store for later.
  3. To store: Place balls into a sealed storage container and store in the fridge for 1-2 weeks or the freezer for up to 3 months.


  • Hard/dry dates: If your dates are hard and dry, you can soak them in warm water for 10-15 minutes to soften. Just drain them well before using.
  • Protein powder: If you want to add protein powder to this recipe, reduce the amount of nuts to 1/3 cup and add 2 Tablespoons of protein powder (about 10 grams).
  • Category: Snack
  • Method: Process
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 ball with cashews
  • Calories: 98
  • Sugar: 16g
  • Sodium: 1mg
  • Fat: 2g
  • Saturated Fat: 0g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 1g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 0mg
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Protein: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg

Keywords: date energy balls

Parchment paper lined with protein balls.


Eating healthy doesn’t have to be boring!