Date and Almond Balls

My beautiful mother-in-law introduced me to these yummy energy balls a few years ago. Not only do these delicious little balls taste amazing, they are also super healthy! You seriously think you are eating something really naughty and yet they are actually so good for you!


There are literally 3 ingredients: pitted dates, almonds and vanilla essence. It’s so easy to make these balls that you may as well have your eyes closed… actually given you need a food processor, it may pay to keep at least one eye open!


All you do is pop the ingredients into a food processor and blend away (you may need to do this in a couple of batches depending on the size of your processor).


And now because everyone is really busy and has no time to read a long winded nutritional analysis of date and almond balls (and probably no-one could care less!), here is a very brief down-low on why you should eat these balls… straight up!

1. Almonds are a little superfood – so much bang for your buck! Benefits include improved heart health, strong bones and teeth, reduced ‘bad’ cholesterol, weight management, improved brain function and so much more – can’t argue with that!

2. Dates are naturally sweet (minus all the crap that comes in a bag of mixed lollies!), are full of vitamins and nutrients and are great for the digestive system.

3. Vanilla extract is just so yummy and is thought to be good for nausea, stress and anxiety.


What a little power ball! Pop a couple into lunch boxes or have them with a nice hot cuppa! If you are feeling extra fancy pancy, feel free to roll the balls in coconut or finely chopped nuts.


Date and Almond Balls

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Cuisine: Snacks
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 20
Author: Bake Play Smile


  • 1 3/4 cups of raw almonds
  • 1 cup of pitted dates
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence


  • Pop the ingredients into a food processor and blend.
  • Roll into balls.
  • Put in an airtight container in the fridge.




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I was wondering would I be able to substitute the dates for dried apricots?
If so would it be the same amount?

Cheers Lynn