These gingerbread energy balls are perfectly sweet with a hint of gingery spice. Plus they’re super easy to whip up – only 10 ingredients and about 10 minutes!

Bowl of gingerbread Larabar balls next to Christmas dress decorations and a mug of milk.

The EBF Larabar series continues and this time with a seasonally appropriate flavor that everyone adores — gingerbread. It’s not the holidays until some sort of ginger treat is made, amirite? These quinoa gingersnap cookies are my typical go-to for getting my ginger fix, but this year I wanted something gingery that’s naturally sweetened and a bit healthier so I could feel good about snacking on them every day.

Hand holding a gingerbread Larabar ball over top of a bowl full of balls.

And these gingerbread balls totally fit the bill. I’ve already made 2 batches since coming up with this recipe and I’m hooked! With notes of vanilla, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and cloves, these little snack balls are not only festive and delicious, but they cure a craving for something sweet without any added sugars. You have the sugar from the dates and raisins, but that’s it!

Food Processor vs a Blender for Energy Balls

Like all of my energy bit recipes, I make these in my food processor. If you don’t own a food processor, I highly recommend getting one if you don’t currently have one. I have a ton of kitchen appliances and my food processor is definteily one that I can’t live without.

I use it ALL THE TIME for everything from thinly slicing onions to shredding Brussels sprouts and making treats like these chocolate covered healthier peanut butter balls. A blender can work in a pinch (I have a Vitamix), but I’ve found that food processors are much better at processing dates.

Homemade gingerbread Larabar balls in a bowl on a wood table next to nutmeg, mini Christmas trees and a mug of milk.

More Energy Ball Recipes

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Gingerbread Energy Balls

  • Author: Brittany Mullins
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 15
  • Diet: Vegan


These gingerbread energy balls are perfectly sweet with a hint of gingery spice. Plus they’re super easy to whip up – only 10 ingredients and about 10 minutes!


  • 3/4 cup pitted medjool dates
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup raw almonds
  • 1/4 cup raw cashews
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/8 ground cloves
  • 1/8 ground nutmeg


  1. Place all ingredients into a food processor and process until everything is well combined — about 1-2 minutes. The dough may form into a big ball.
  2. Scoop dough from the food processor using a small/medium cookie scoop and roll into balls using your hands. You should get about 15 balls.
  3. Place balls into a sealed storage container and store in the fridge for 1-2 weeks or the freezer for 1-2 months.

  • Category: Snack
  • Method: No Bake
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 ball
  • Calories: 108
  • Sugar: 13g
  • Fat: 4g
  • Carbohydrates: 17g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Protein: 2g

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  1. It’s like you read my mind, I made your pumpkin pie donut holes this weekend and I was thinking I’d like to try it with gingerbread spice. I may make these into donut holes with the coconut oil as well!

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