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Date and Almond Energy Balls 

School is back in session! Make the back-to-school transition easier for your kids by throwing these energy balls in their lunch boxes.
plated kids energy balls

This Date and Almond Energy Balls recipe offer the perfect lunchtime side dish or afternoon snack to help adults and kids stay focused throughout the day.

The natural sugars found in dates and maple syrup work double duty as a pick-me-up and flavor booster. With protein from the almond butter and toasted almonds, these snacks will help your kids feel full and satisfied throughout the school day.  

Want to make some for yourself too? Add a tablespoon of protein powder to the mixture and enjoy before a workout or whenever you need to combat the afternoon slump


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  • Serves: 10
  • Meal: Snack
  • Serves: 10
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
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  • 2 tbsp toasted almonds, chopped

  • 1 tbsp unsweetened shredded coconut, toasted

  • 1 cups medjool dates, pitted and diced

  • 1/3 cups almond flour

  • 3 tbsp coconut flour

  • 1 tbsp flaxseed

  • 1/4 cups almond butter

  • 1 tbsp pure maple syrup


  1. In a shallow dish, combine toasted almonds and coconut. Leave aside.

  2. Add dates, almond flour, coconut flour, and flaxseed to a food processor. Pulse until well combined.

  3. Add almond butter and maple syrup. Process again until the mixture starts to form together.

  4. Use a spoon to scoop out the mixture evenly, then form into 10 balls. Roll in the almond and coconut mixture to coat.

  5. Set balls on a plate or tray and let chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. Store leftovers in an airtight container and refrigerate up to five days.

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