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Cashew date balls in a light blue bowl.
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Date Energy Balls

I like making these date energy balls with cashews. They remind me of the cashew cookie Larabar.
Prep Time10 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: date energy balls
Servings: 10


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


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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).


Serving: 1ball with cashews | Calories: 98kcal | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 16g