Balls_croppedBliss balls, energy balls, energy truffles – whatever the moniker, these little guys are all over the internet. However, many of the supposedly healthy recipes that you come across are full of less-than-healthy ingredients. Anything containing packaged milk chocolate chips probably isn’t all that good for you! The thing is, it really isn’t necessary to add sugar: dates bring plenty of their own sweetness to the recipe.

The recipe below is incredibly versatile, with nuts, dates and coconut oil forming the core ingredients. The photo shows two variations: on the left are balls made the basic recipe as below; the ones on the right contain an organic superfood powder. Play around with the recipe and make it your own: use whatever kind of nuts you prefer (mixed chop nuts are a less expensive option); swap peanut butter for cashew butter; omit the nut butter altogether for a firmer texture; add desiccated coconut for sweetness; or add a superfood powder for a bit of extra oomph. The end result will be a snack that delivers great taste and an energy boost to get you past the 3pm slump!

These really only take a few minutes to make, so whip up a batch at the weekend to see you through the coming week.

Makes about 12 balls


  • 1 cup of dates
  • 1 cup of cashews
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon crunchy sugar free peanut butter
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon


  1. Place all ingredients into a blender/food processor and blitz until smooth-ish. This might take a few minutes so be patient!
  2. Shape tablespoonfuls of the mixture into balls.
  3. Store in the fridge.

Let us know how you get on!

Robin, Darren, Ruairidh and Mark

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