Coco Energy Balls

Enjoy this protein packed, fruit sweetened energy ball when you need a quick boost during your busy day. Create lots of variations by rotating through different nuts and seeds, dried fruit, nut butters, spices and toppings. Use a moist date such as Medjool, otherwise add a small amount of water or juice, or additional nut butter, if necessary to get a consistency where you can roll the balls and they hold their form. For an energy bar, press the mixture into a parchment paper lined small baking dish and cut into desired shapes.

Written by
Jonathan Marbas
Last updated
May 27, 2022


½ cup raw almonds
⅓ cup pitted dates, fairly tightly packed
3 tablespoons shredded unsweetened coconut, divided and optionally toasted
1 tablespoon almond butter, peanut butter or tahini
¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon ground cardamom


1. Place the almonds in a food processor and process until finely ground.
2. Add the dates, 1 tablespoon of the coconut, the almond butter, cinnamon, cardamom, salt, and process until smooth. Transfer to a bowl.
3. Place the remaining 2 tablespoons of coconut in a small dish. Roll each ball in the coconut until coated. Store in a glass container in the refrigerator for up to a week.

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