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Energy Balls Recipe: Healthy sweets between meals

Energy Balls

Simple, delicious and healthy - Energy Balls are the perfect sweet treat for young and old. Whether as a snack in the office, as a healthy dessert or as a sweet gift idea - these energy balls are incredibly versatile and have so far always been a delicious treat for everyone. Above all, however, they are incredibly well suited for athletes, as the balls quickly provide high-quality energy. They owe this to a fine date-nut mixture. The dates are rich in potassium, while the healthy fats and proteins of the nuts provide the necessary brain and muscle power. This is also ideal for nursing moms who need lots of quick energy. There is a reason why Energy Balls are also often called "breastfeeding balls". They can be prepared in advance and can be kept in the refrigerator for a good week. Of course, you can also freeze them.

Energy Balls

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The basis for these energy-giving balls almost always is the combination of dates and nuts, which are ground in a high-speed blender until a tough, slightly sticky mass is formed. To ensure that this works in every case and also with every powerful blender, there is an insider tip: Please soak dates and nuts the night before! This will most likely prevent the high speed blender from overheating. Of course, making the energy ball mixture still remains a somewhat "sticky" affair, but it's well worth it! You'll be rewarded with delicious energy balls that have a discreet taste of cinnamon and vanilla.

Energy Balls

Energy Balls with almonds and dates
Prep Time 10 Min
Perform Time 15 Min
Total Time 25 Min
Amount 800 g
Calories 3780 kcal
Cuisine Appetizer, Dessert, Snack
Author Svenja from
Energy Balls Healthy Candy
4.89 from 1145 Reviews


  • 300 g medjool dates soaked, without pit
  • 175 g almonds soaked
  • 175 g hazelnuts soaked
  • 150 g cashews unsalted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract alternatively vanilla bean pulp
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • grated coconut


  1. Soak the dates, almonds and hazelnuts in water with a dash of apple cider vinegar or a pinch of baking soda overnight. Soaking these ingredients is really the key tip here, as the recipe will then definitely work in the high-speed blender. Drain the next morning and dry the nuts and dates with a towel.
  2. Next, remove the seeds from the Medjool dates and roughly chop the hazelnuts and almonds with a large knife. Then put them in the blender with the dabbed dates and cashews and a teaspoon of vanilla extract. Alternatively, you can use vanilla bean pulp.
  3. Once the container is tightly closed, run it on high to maximum speed so that all the ingredients are chopped and blended. Use the tamper to push the ingredients to the blades during the blending process so that the blades don't run dry. This is unquestionably a recipe which requires some help with a spoon (when the blender is turned off) if the mixture becomes too chewy.
  4. Once everything is well chopped, you can take the mixture out of the blender with a spatula or spoon and roll it into walnut-sized energy balls in your hands.
  5. The balls are topped off with a snow-like coating of shredded coconut. Simply dip the finished balls into a bowl of shredded coconut and roll them around until they are covered on all sides. The finished balls will keep in the fridge for about a week!
  6. Enjoy your healthy energy balls!

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Energy Balls Recipe

Carla from

I fell in love with the first sip. In 2010 a friend of mine served me my first green smoothie. Since then, green smoothies are my absolute favorite breakfast. Quickly prepared, I start my day healthy, delicious and well nourished. I carry the feeling of this delicious healthy breakfast with me all day long - all the way through to the evening.
Nice side effect: Without renunciation or nutritional dogma, green smoothies regulate my desire for coffee, chocolate and all the other temptations.

Among other things, Carla gives workshops for beginners and also is responsible for social media and communication.

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Dear Carla, is the Wartmann blender also suitable for the energy balls or is the Bianco di puro s the better choice? Thank you and best regards Sabine
Carla von Grü
Hello Sabine,

thank you for your question.
You can make Energy Balls with a blender - just as well with the Wartmann blender as with the Bianco Puro. BUT: Sticky, firm doughs will cause a high-speed blender to quickly go into heat protection - this happens automatically to protect the motor from heat. If you occasionally want to make energy balls with the blender, you can certainly find a way - for example, soak very hard dried fruit in water beforehand. However, this is more the discipline of a food processor.

Hello all,
will this recipe work in the 2 L container of the Vitamix 750 Pro in terms of quantity?
I'm thinking about getting the 1.4 L container because besides smoothies I also like to prepare energy balls, I'm uncertain if the amount is enough for the large container.

Sunny regards
Carla von Grü
Dear Esther,

the recipe should work in the standard container of the Vitamix Pro 750. But the preparation of energy balls in the blender is a "sticky" task. You must soak the dates and nuts overnight.

Have fun trying out our recipes. Please don't hesitate to provide feedback on how the preparation worked out.
Love, Carla
Hello, I think the Energyballs are great, but my blender almost broke down.
I could have also tried to mix Pattex. Do you have a tip on how I can straighten out this sticky story?
Lg, Dagmar
Carla von Grü
Dear Dagmar,
just add some water or some fresh lemon juice.
Love, Carla