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Gingerbread Energy Balls

Gingerbread Energy Balls made with fresh dates, nuts, and gingerbread spices! A healthy and nutritious alternative to gingerbread cookies!
Course Sweets
Cuisine Vegan
Keyword energy balls
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 15
Calories 69kcal
Author Aline Cueni



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!


  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.


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