Easy Energy Balls (4 Ingredients)

Energy balls the easy recipe - Lilie Bakery

A healthy and delicious recipe to fill the hunger pangs: Energy balls no bake with only 4 ingredients! No refined sugar or gluten, but only healthy ingredients that will satisfy young and old alike in the event of a decrease in energy. Have you already tested?

On the flavor side, for these energy balls, I offer you my favorite combination: almonds-cocoa-coconut, a real treat! A texture so melting that it looks like a cake, yet there is no flour inside ...

What you will like about these energy balls

These energy balls are naturally sweet through the use of dates. This recipe is very simple, you will not need to turn on the oven since it is done without cooking.

These energy balls also have the advantage of keep very well over time and can also freeze. Once completed, you can carry everywhere : in the children's snack box, at the office, in your sports bag ...

Energy balls with only 4 ingredients

  • Dates : for this recipe I use medjool dates. They are now easily found in supermarkets or organic stores. They are fleshier and softer than other dates. They are ideal for energy balls. Dates are very rich in nutrients, perfect for naturally sweetening these energy balls.
  • Almonds : raw almonds, with their skin. They are added to the other ingredients to create texture. They are also very filling. Be careful not to mix them more than necessary, otherwise their oil will come out.
  • Cocoa : here we use bitter cocoa. I love its greedy side! Associated with almond and coconut, it is a delight, in addition to being rich in magnesium!
  • Coconut : it is used here grated inside energy balls, and also as a decoration on the outside. We love its gourmet side, even more pronounced when you mix it with cocoa and almonds.

PS: the detailed quantities are given in my recipe at the bottom of the page.

Energy balls 4 ingredients - Lilie Bakery

How to make energy balls easily?

On the material side, to make these energy balls without cooking you will need either a food processor be a good blender. That's all ! Personally, I make them with a blender I find it more practical.

To make these energy balls, we mix together almonds, pitted dates and some of the grated coconut. Mixing time will vary depending on your device. It will be necessary to scrape the walls to have a homogeneous texture.

Add the bitter cocoa just before finishing the mixing. If at this stage, the texture is not wet enough to agglomerate, you can add a little water. It is not always necessary. Then just mold balls in the palm of your hand and roll them in the remaining grated coconut.

How to preserve them well?

These energy balls keep a very long time in the refrigerator (up to 2/3 weeks). I place them in an airtight compartment so that they do not take on the smell of the fridge ...

We can also freeze easily : they must first be refrigerated for 30 minutes then they can be placed in a freezer bag and in the freezer. To defrost them afterwards, you simply have to put them back at room temperature or in the refrigerator.

Healthy gluten-free energy balls - Lilie Bakery

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If you make this recipe, don't hesitate to tag @liliebakery on Instagram so I can see your energy balls!

Energy balls the easy recipe - Lilie Bakery
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Easy Energy Balls (4 Ingredients) No Bake

A healthy and delicious snack for the whole family, gourmet energy balls to make in a few minutes ...
Prep time15 minutes
Cook time0 minutes
Total15 minutes
Recipe type: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American, French
Keyword: healthy
Yield: 20 bowls


  • 320 g pitted medjool dates
  • 145 g shredded coconut
  • 100 g almonds with their skin
  • 3,5 cs bitter cocoa


  • In the bowl of the mixer / blender, pour the pitted Medjool dates, almonds and 95g grated coconut (keep the rest for decoration).
  • Mix high speed for a few moments, the mixture must first be finely chopped. Scrape the edges then restart the mix.
  • Add the bitter cocoa then mix again until you obtain a slightly sticky dough. If after several minutes the dough has trouble amalgamating (it depends on your dates) add 1 tbsp of water.
  • Pour the dough formed into a container. Pour the remaining coconut onto a plate. With your hands, take the dough and form about 20 balls by rolling them in the palm of your hand.
  • Then roll the balls in the grated coconut and place on a baking sheet. Refrigerate 15 minutes to firm them, before tasting.


These energy balls can be kept for up to 3 weeks in the refrigerator in an airtight container. 
Did you make this recipe?Tag @liliebakery on Instagram so I can see the result :)
December 24, 2021
6th January 2022



  1. Reply


    August 14, 2022

    That's a great idea, I'm going to try it today!
    An idea to add would be the nutritional values ​​calories carbohydrates lipids. Protein in your recipe!
    Thank you ! :)

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    September 18, 2022

    I just found your recipes and can't wait to make them all.
    Do you have the calorie counts for the recipes please?

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      Lilie bakery

      September 23, 2022

      Hello Mileina, I haven't yet implemented the nutritional information on my recipes. It takes me some time to add the system to the entire blog, but maybe one day! Goodbye :)

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    30th January 2023

    5 stars
    thank you :) it's great!

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      Lilie bakery

      30th January 2023

      Glad you like it Lou :)

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    July 27, 2023

    Hello Lily!
    Is it possible to replace the dates with date paste?
    Thank you!

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      Lilie bakery

      August 7, 2023

      Hello Andrea, if it's 100% date puree, yes you can replace the pitted dates with this puree. See you soon :)

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    1th January 2024

    5 stars
    Hello, this recipe is DELICIOUS!! A huge thank you! I can't eat added sugar at the moment and I didn't think I would find a recipe this good!

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      Lilie bakery

      8th January 2024

      Thank you very much Marie, it’s true that we can enjoy ourselves without added sugar! See you soon :)

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    March 28, 2024

    5 stars
    A massacre !!!!
    I don't know if it's very caloric but definitely worth trying!!!!
    My new 16 p.m., completely ADDICT!

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      Lilie bakery

      March 29, 2024

      Thank you Tiffany! I don't count calories, but in terms of nutritional value, there are only good things in it :) See you soon


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