Energy Balls

Makes 10 Servings/ 30 energy balls

Preparation Time: 5 min

2014 Kids Recipe Challenge winning recipe: 1st Place!


1 cup raw whole almonds 250 mL
1 cup whole hazelnuts or other nut 250 mL
1cup pitted Medjool dates (about 12) 250 mL
1cup golden raisins 250 mL
2 tbsp pure maple syrup 30 mL
1 tsp ground cinnamon 5 mL


Step 1
In the bowl of a food processor, pulse together almonds and hazelnuts until they are finely ground.

Step 2
Add dates, raisins, maple syrup and cinnamon; pulse until thick sticky dough forms.

Step 3
Using a tbsp (15 mL) roll mixture into balls and place on parchment paper lined baking sheet. Get the kids involved! They’ll have fun rolling the dough into bite sized balls.

Step 4
Place in the refrigerator for about 1 hour or until they are chilled.


Get the kids involved! They’ll have fun rolling the dough into bite sized balls.  
These energy balls can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks or in the freezer for up to 1 month.

Nutrition & Notes

Nutrition Information
Valeur nutritive
per 3 energy balls
% Daily Value
% valeur quotidienne
Calories / Calories 274
Fat / Lipides 15.5 g
Saturated / saturés
+ Trans / trans
Cholesterol / Cholestérol
Sodium / Sodium 3 mg
Carbohydrates / Glucides 33.5 g
Fiber / Fibres 5.4 g
Sugars / Sucres
Protein Protéines 5.9 g
Vitamin A / Vitamine A
Vitamin C / Vitamine C
Calcium / Calcium
Iron / Fer
Liam, from Mount Albert, says, “kids will love this because they are sweet and healthy. When you come home from school tired and hungry, they give you energy - especially when you eat them with sliced apples and a glass of milk!”