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Fig and Date Energy Balls

Fig and date energy balls with raw cashews, chia seeds, and hemp seeds are a flavor-packed snack. This easy recipe comes together quickly in a food processor and is vegan and paleo.

Fig and Date balls made with raw cashews, chia seeds, and hemp seeds. A healthy vegan and paleo snack

I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but I’ve been obsessed with balls lately.

It started with my first recipe for Paleo Fat Balls when I discovered how quick, easy, healthful and convenient these little bites of joy could be. From there, I started getting frisky with flavors and whipped up Vanilla Chai Fat Balls followed by Chocolate Fat Balls  and Carrot Cake Fat Balls.

…And now, we’re going ultra sweet with these fig and date energy balls, which are basically the most epic portable sugar bombs for those moments you just need to fuel your sweet tooth flame.

Traditionally, I’m not much of a snacker, but I’m wild about balls…they’re a part of my daily life.

I love that these fig and date energy balls are made with all natural whole foods, take only a few minutes to prepare, are packed with nutrients, and are a perfect-sized snack for someone like me who prefers keeping food intake meal-centric instead of grazing.

The recipe for these fig and date energy balls couldn’t be simpler: add all ingredients to a food processor and process until a thick dough forms. Roll the dough into balls and enjoy!

Fig and Date balls made with raw cashews, chia seeds, and hemp seeds. A healthy vegan and paleo snack

The combination of dates and figs makes for a sweet treat and also that Fig Newton flavor with the figgy poppy texture. I also love the texture the chia seeds add to these balls…they’re basically like a grain-free Fig Newton rolled up in a baller package.

RECIPE TIPS:

I like refrigerating the dough before rolling it into balls so that it’s less sticky, but you can absolutely jump into ball formation as soon as you’re finished processing in the food processor. I always store my fat balls or energy balls in a zip lock bag in either the refrigerator or freezer.

Recipe Adaptations:

We have options. Use any of your favorite nuts in place of cashews in this recipe, or mix and match any nut combination. I love using walnuts or almonds for balls! You can also play with the seed situation, incorporating pumpkin seeds, flax seeds, or sunflower seeds. And with that, go get ’em!

These are baller!

Fig and Date balls made with raw cashews, chia seeds, and hemp seeds. A healthy vegan and paleo snack

Fig and Date Energy Balls

Yield: 24 balls
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Energy balls made with cashews, figs, and dates for a delicious snack

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients for the fig and date balls to a food processor. Process until a sticky dough forms. Roll dough into desired-sized balls, and enjoy!
  2. Balls should be stored in a sealable bag or container in the refrigerator or freezer.
Nutrition Information
Yield 24 Serving Size 1 of 24
Amount Per Serving Calories 122Total Fat 8gUnsaturated Fat 0gCarbohydrates 12gNet Carbohydrates 10gFiber 2gSugar 7gProtein 3g
Fig, Date, and Cashew Energy Balls that taste just like a fig newton! Vegan, paleo, grain-free healthy snack recipe

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Jade

Friday 2nd of July 2021

Hey,

Just wondering how many calories are in these?

Julia

Tuesday 6th of July 2021

Hi Jade! It's 122 for one ball, assuming you make 24 balls. I just added the nutrition facts to the recipe card. Let me know if you have any more questions!! xoxoxo

Gloria

Monday 4th of June 2018

My husband is allergic to cashews - ya awful - Can I substitute any other nut? Thank you so much for all your wonderful recipes.

Julia

Tuesday 5th of June 2018

Hi Gloria! Absolutely! You can swap the cashews for almonds, walnuts, or pecans :D xx

ALI

Sunday 13th of May 2018

How long will these keep in the fridge?

Julia

Monday 14th of May 2018

Hi Ali, They keep for about 10 days in the refrigerator, but if you would like to keep them longer, you can freeze them (that's what I do!). Enjoy!

pauline

Wednesday 2nd of May 2018

A very wonderful recipe, must try this in my kitchen, thanks for sharing.

Julia

Thursday 3rd of May 2018

You got it, Pauline!

Brittany Audra

Friday 27th of April 2018

I have dried figs on hand that I wasn't sure what to do with....now I know! Loved fig newtons growing up and haven't had them in forever...can't wait to try!

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