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Gingerbread Energy Balls

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!
Prep Time10 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: gingerbread energy balls
Servings: 15


  • 1/2 cup almonds
  • 1/4 cup cashews
  • 3/4 cup medjool dates pitted
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 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


  • Process: Add almonds, cashews, dates, raisins, vanilla, cinnamon, ginger, sea salt and cloves into the bowl of a food processor fitted with the S-shaped blade. Process until nuts are chopped and a soft “dough” forms, you may need to scrape the sides of the processor a couple times between pulses. The dough may form into a big ball.
  • Form balls: Once mixture is combined, use your hands or a cookie scoop to scoop the dough and form into balls. You'll want to use about 1 Tablespoon of dough for each ball. Enjoy right away or store for later.
  • 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.
  • Crumbly dough: If your dough seems too crumbly to stick together after processing even when squeezing it together with your hands, you can try adding a couple more dates or adding 1 teaspoon of water at a time until the mixture starts to hold together well enough to form into balls. See note above.


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