These strawberry almond energy balls are jam packed with healthy ingredients, and they only take 5 ingredients and 5 minutes to make. Soon enough these will be a regular in your meal prep rotation.
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If you’ve made your way around the internet, you’ve probably seen a few recipes for “bliss balls” or “energy balls”. Whatever you call them, they’re out there, and they’re good.
If you’re made your way around Cozy Peach Kitchen, you’ve probably seen that I love strawberries.
So today I present to you no bake strawberry almond energy balls, the perfect quick snack or sweet tooth quencher.
Ingredients and nutrition
These little bites of deliciousness contain strawberries, dates, almonds, dry oatmeal, and shredded coconut flakes.
Dates are the backbone of this recipe because of their sweetness. They are carbohydrate-dense, which equals energy. Hence, energy balls!
Because date sugars are attached to fiber, vitamins, and minerals, they’re a better option for a sweet energy kick than pure table sugar.
Almonds add in the slightest bit of crunch to this otherwise soft energy ball, as well as protein and healthy fats. Don’t have almonds? Try adding cashews.
Almonds are a great plant-based protein that add an extra boost of protein and healthy fats.
Just blend and roll
To make these energy balls, combine the 5 ingredients in a food processor (this is my fav affordable food processor!).
Blend until almonds are mostly broken up and you can roll the dough into a ball.
This takes me just about a minute in my food processor. I prefer to chill the energy balls in the fridge for at least an hour before rolling them in coconut flakes, because it makes them much easier to handle.
Can I use a blender?
Readers have had mixed reviews with blenders. I recommend sticking with a food processor for this recipe.
Can I use frozen strawberries?
Fresh or frozen strawberries can be used. I recommend thawing frozen strawberries before blending them because they may be juicier than fresh strawberries.
If needed, you can add additional oats, 1 tablespoon at a time, to help with binding.
Looking for more recipes?
Here are a few of my favorite similar recipes:
- Blueberry Lemon Energy Balls
- No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bites
- Double Strawberry Vegan Cake
- Trail Mix Energy Bites
- Coconut Blueberry Overnight Oats
No Bake Strawberry Almond Energy Balls
- 1 cup pitted medjool dates
- 4 medium strawberries, sliced
- 3/4 cup slivered almonds
- 1/2 cup rolled oats, dry
- 1/2 cup shredded coconut flakes
- Combine all ingredients, except the coconut flakes, in a food processor (my favorite brand). Process until almonds are broken up into tiny pieces (not fully ground) and the ingredients form a paste-like consistency (as pictured in blog). You should be able to form the dough into a ball without too much sticking to your hands. Form into 13-14 ping pong sized balls and let rest in the fridge for about an hour*.
- Pulse the coconut flakes in the food processor, or chop up finely by hand until they are broken down into small pieces. Roll the chilled balls in the coconut flakes. Store in fridge for up to a week. Enjoy!
- The energy bites don’t have to rest in the fridge, it just makes the coconut flakes stick more easily. I also think they taste best chilled.
- Slivered almonds are almonds that have been thinly sliced (this will make it easier for them to break down). You can find them in the baking aisle of most grocery stores.
- I recommend using a food processor. Readers have had inconsistent results using blenders (including high-powered blenders), so it is best to stick to a food processor.
- Fresh or frozen strawberries can be used.
- To freeze, use parchment paper (I like this unbleached kind) or wax paper to make layers between energy balls (this will prevent them from sticking together). Keep frozen in an air-tight container for up to 3 months. These are my favorite freezer-safe glass containers.