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DIY Medjool Date Energy Balls

Jan 25, 2022 | By: Natural Delights

Natural Delights® Medjool dates are nutrient-dense with 16 essential vitamins and minerals. Full of dietary fiber and 50% more potassium than bananas, this healthy snack delivers a sweet caramel flavor while providing the sustained energy you need to power through your day.

With over-processed foods filling grocery store shelves, the struggle to find whole, naturally sweet foods is real. Medjool dates ensure guilt-free snacking that is naturally sweet and will make you feel great! Keep snack time interesting and fun with homemade energy balls that come together in minutes and are filled with virtually any flavor you fancy.

Let’s break this down!

Step 1: Add 10 Medjool dates to a food processor or blender.

  • You can use pitted Medjool dates or remove the pits if you have whole!


Step 2: Add in your preferred ingredients and blend with the Medjool dates just until thoroughly mixed.

  • 1/2 cup of dried fruit (apples, strawberries, cherries, blueberries, mango, pineapple)
  • 1/4 - 1/2 cup nuts (pecans, almonds, cashews, hazelnuts, walnuts)
  • 1 Tbsp seeds or oats (hemp, chia, sesame, flax, oats)
  • 2 Tbsp nut butter (peanut, cashew, almond, coconut, sunflower)
  • Extras (cinnamon, vanilla, salt, cacao, coconut, protein powder)



Step 3: Transfer mixture to parchment paper. Gently roll the mixture into a log 1-1.5" in diameter. Slice into coins and roll each slice into a ball.

Step 4 (optional): Kick up your energy with a little extra flavor by rolling your energy balls in your favorite finish.

  • 2 Tbsp shredded coconut
  • 2 Tbsp chocolate drizzle - 60% cacao
  • 2 Tbsp matcha tea powder
  • 2 Tbsp cacao powder
  • 1/4 cup freeze-dried raspberries



Step 4: Feel great!

It doesn’t get much simpler than that; you can tailor your energy balls however you like and mix & match your base with different finishes for a snack time variety.

Check out these Runner's Energy Drops 3 ways for some energy ball inspiration as well as more recipes on Natural® Delights' recipe page!




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