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.
- Cacao : 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.
How to make energy balls easily?
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.
Other recipes to try
If you like this kind of easy recipes to taste it, then I advise you to take a look at these other recipes from the blog:
- Coconut chocolate rocks
- Chocolate chip coconut oil cookies (without butter)
- Shortbread cookies with jam
- Granola cookies
- Sesame chocolate chip cookies
If you make this recipe, don't hesitate to tag @liliebakery on Instagram so I can see your energy balls!
Easy Energy Balls (4 Ingredients) No Bake
- 320 g pitted medjool dates
- 145 g grated 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.