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Orange Date Energy Balls

Quick & Easy to make, these tasty no-bake Orange Date Energy Balls are gluten-free and refined sugar free treats.
Course Dessert, Healthy Snack, Sweet Treat
Cuisine Gluten free Vegan, Vegan
Keyword Bliss Balls, Date Energy Balls, Energy Bites
Prep Time 10 minutes
Processing & Rolling 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 18 balls
Calories 106kcal


  • 1 cup Medjool dates, pitted and chopped
  • 1 cup walnuts, raw
  • 1/2 cup hemp hearts
  • 2 Tbsp chia seeds
  • zest from 2 organic oranges
  • 3 Tbsp fresh orange juice
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut, for rolling (optional)


  • Add the dates, walnuts, hemp hearts and chia seeds to a food processor and pulse a few times to chop.
  • After these are chopped, add the fresh orange juice, orange zest and vanilla extract until the mixture forms a sticky paste.
  • Scoop out about 1 generous Tablespoon of the mixture and form into balls with your hands.
  • Roll each ball in shredded coconut, hemp hearts or finely chopped walnuts. (optional)
  • Store the date balls in the refrigerator in a container with a tight fitting lid for up to a week. They can also be frozen to keep longer.


  • This recipe makes about 18 - 1 Tablespoon date balls.
  • The balls may seem a little oily at first but there is no added oil - only the healthy oils from the raw walnuts that is released during the processing.
  • When making zest from the oranges, only use the orange part of the peel and not the white bitter part below the peel.
  • Use organic oranges for your zest.
  • The date balls are great plain as they are but they are also delicious rolled in coconut, hemp hearts or finely chopped walnuts.


Serving: 1ball | Calories: 106kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 97mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 45IU | Vitamin C: 1.5mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 1.1mg