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Gingerbread Energy Balls made with fresh dates, nuts, and gingerbread spices! A healthy and nutritious alternative to gingerbread cookies!

gingerbread energy balls in a small bowl

If you’re craving something sweet to keep you going, try these Gingerbread Energy Balls. They are great for a quick boost of energy and an easy holiday treat.

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These Christmas gingerbread energy balls have it all! They are very delicious, sweet, nutty, and have a beautiful gingerbread flavor.

energy ball with dates

I love to serve them as a healthy alternative to gingerbread cookies! They are especially delicious during the Christmas season but can be enjoyed all year round.

Energy Balls are also known as power balls, bliss balls, or protein balls. Such a healthy snack, breakfast, or before/after sport. They also go well as a healthy sweet treat along with coffee or tea.

Advantages of energy balls:

  • Made With Healthy Ingredients
  • Gluten-Free
  • Refined Sugar-Free
  • Naturally Sweetened
  • Vegan
  • Super Easy & Quick To Make
  • No Bake
  • Very Delicious
stapled gingerbread energy balls

This gingerbread energy ball recipe is thrown together within minutes and made with dates, almonds, and gingerbread spices. You can make it with or without a food processor (giving you two options in the recipe card).

Ingredients

See recipe card for quantities.

Gingerbread Energy Balls Ingredients
  • Dates → Dates are healthy and give the energy balls a natural sweetness without resorting to refined sugar. I recommend buying fresh Medjool dates with stone, these are particularly soft and easily to chop. Especially important if you don’t have a food processor and want to make the energy balls. Alternatively, soak dry dates for a few minutes in hot water. Drain and chop.
  • Almonds → Give the energy balls a nutty flavor and a great bite! Almonds contain many valuable nutrients and healthy unsaturated fatty acids.
  • Cashew Puree → Makes for a smoother dough that holds together. Can be substituted with a nut butter of your choice.
  • Gingerbread Spices → Ground cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves! Give those no-bake energy balls a very Christmasy touch!
  • Salt → A pinch of salt enhances the flavor!

Step-by-Step Instructions

Making this energy ball recipe is super simple! Yet here is a visual step-by-step instruction in case you are struggling along the way! Or just don’t like to read! 😉

  • Remove the pits from dates. Place all ingredients in the bowl of a food processor and pulse until a fine and sticky dough forms. It doesn’t need to be entirely smooth.
Gingerbread Energy Balls Recipe Step 1-2
  • Use the palms of your hands to form the dough into small balls.
  • I recommend refrigerating the energy balls for 30 minutes to set. Otherwise, enjoy as is!
Gingerbread Energy Balls Recipe Step 3-4

Make-Ahead & Storage Instructions

Store energy balls in an airtight container or in a bowl wrapped with plastic wrap in the refrigerator. They keep fresh for at least one week.

You can enjoy them right out of the fridge.

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stapled gingerbread energy balls

Gingerbread Energy Balls

Gingerbread Energy Balls made with fresh dates, nuts, and gingerbread spices! A healthy and nutritious alternative to gingerbread cookies!
Author : Aline Cueni
5 from 1 vote

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Prep Time :10 minutes
Total Time :10 minutes
Servings : 15
Calories : 69kcal

Ingredients
 
 

Instructions
 

Using a Food Processor

  • Remove the pits from dates. Place all ingredients in the bowl of a food processor and pulse until a fine and sticky dough forms. It doesn't need to be entirely smooth.
  • Use the palms of your hands to form the dough into small balls.
  • I recommend refrigerating the energy balls for 30 minutes to set. Otherwise, enjoy as is!

Using a Knife

  • Remove the pits from dates. Chop dates and almonds very fine.
  • Place chopped dates and almonds with the rest of the ingredients in a bowl and give it a stir using a spoon. Use your hands to mix it into a sticky "dough".
  • Go ahead with step number 2!

Notes

  1. I highly recommend using fresh medjool dates with stones. They are usually very soft and can easily be chopped. Especially important if you don’t have a food processor and want to make the energy balls. Alternatively, soak dry dates for a few minutes in hot water. Drain and chop.
  2. Store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator. 
  3. Keeps fresh for at least one week.

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Nutrition

Calories: 69kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 132mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 20IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1mg

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