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!
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.
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.