Nutty Date & Oat Energy Balls

These deliciously healthy Nutty Date & Oat Energy Balls are the perfect mid-afternoon 'pick-me-up' or post-workout energy boost. No-bake, quick, easy... and so darn yummy!
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Course: Snacks
Cuisine: Healthy Snacks
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 12 serves
Calories: 197kcal

Equipment

  • Food processor or Thermomix

Ingredients

  • 110 g (1 cup) roasted almonds roughly chopped
  • 135 g (1 1/2 cups) rolled oats
  • 200 g (1 cup) medjool dates pitted
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch sea salt
  • 85 g (1/4 cup) honey
  • 65 g (1/4 cup) peanut butter

Instructions

Conventional Method

  • Line a flat tray with baking paper and set aside.
  • Place the chopped roasted almonds and the rolled oats into a bowl.
  • Place the medjool dates into a blender and chop for 30 seconds or until small chunks remain.
  • Add the chopped dates to the bowl.
  • Place the vanilla extract, sea salt, honey and peanut butter into a microwave safe bowl.
  • Melt together in 30 second bursts on 50% power for 2-3 minutes (stirring between each interval).
  • Pour the liquid into the bowl and mix together until completely combined.
  • Roll the mixture into tablespoon-sized balls and place onto the prepared tray.
  • Place the tray into the fridge for 1-2 hours or until firm.
  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days (you can also freeze the balls).

Thermomix Method

  • Line a flat tray with baking paper and set aside.
  • Place the roasted almonds into the Thermomix bowl and roughly chop by pressing Turbo 3-4 times. Set aside in a bowl.
  • Place the medjool dates into the Thermomix bowl and chop by pressing Turbo 8-10 times or until the dates resemble small chunks. Add the chopped dates to the almonds.
  • Place the vanilla extract, sea salt, honey and peanut butter into the Thermomix bowl. Melt together for 3 minutes, 80 degrees, Speed 2.
  • Add the rolled oats, dates and almonds to the Thermomix bowl and mix on Reverse Speed 3 for 10 seconds or until completely combined (use the spatula to help).
  • Roll the mixture into tablespoon-sized balls and place onto the prepared tray.
  • Place the tray into the fridge for 1-2 hours or until firm.
  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days (you can also freeze the balls).

Notes

The dates will be sticky once chopped - they should resemble small chunks.
You can substitute the roasted almonds for any other roasted nuts.

Nutrition

Calories: 197kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 26mg | Potassium: 260mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 25IU | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 1.1mg