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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

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.

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