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Easy to make, gluten free and vegan Date Coconut Energy Balls make a healthy snack to enjoy any time of the day. Ideal as a lunch box treat, for gifting and for kids parties too.
4.34 from 3 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Dessert, fasting food, kids meal, Snack
Cuisine International


  • 1 cup pitted dates lightly pressed (I used 18)
  • 1 cup mixed nuts lightly roasted
  • ½ cup desiccated coconut
  • 2 tbsp fresh orange juice
  • 1 tsp orange zest
  • extra desiccated coconut for coating


  • Put the nuts in a food processor and process them till the nuts are chopped into a coarse powder.
  • Add the dates, orange juice, orange zest and coconut and process till the mixture comes together like a paste.
  • Take about a tablespoon of the mixture and roll it into a ball.
  • Repeat with the remaining mixture.
  • Roll each ball in the coconut till its coated.
  • Put the balls in the fridge for an hour or so.
  • Serve. Put the remaining balls in an airtight container and store in the fridge.


Its best to use medjool dates or any other soft sugarless dates.
Adds nuts of your choice.
If you don’t like orange flavour then add milk or water instead of the juice and add vanilla extract instead.
Keyword easy to make date coconut energy balls, sugar free date coconut energy balls