Tiramisu Date Energy Balls

If you’re looking for a quick snack before a workout, or a pick-me-up with a cup of coffee, these energy balls are easy to make and have just a touch of sweetness. The original recipe came from Jamie Geller, but we amped up the coffee quota a bit to add an extra bit of caffeine “umph”.

Tiramisu Date Energy Balls

If you’re looking for a quick snack before a workout, or a pick-me-up with a cup of coffee, these energy balls are easy to make and have just a touch of sweetness. Thanks to Jamie Geller for inspiration on this recipe – it’s definitely a keep in our snack rotation!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: Israeli, Middle Eastern
Keyword: almonds, dairy-free, dates, energy, sugar-free
Servings: 10
Calories: 74kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup almonds raw, unsalted
  • 8 dates pitted, chopped
  • 1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp strong coffee or espresso

Instructions

  • Grind the raw almonds in your food processor; scoop out 3 tablespoons and set aside.
  • Add the chopped dates, cocoa powder, and coffee. Process again until it all comes together into a paste.
  • Scoop out tablespoon sized pieces and roll into balls. Divide the mixture into 10 even-sized balls.
  • Roll each ball in the chopped almonds that you set aside, to coat.
  • Place the balls on a sheet and chill for at least 30 minutes.

Notes

You can keep the balls in your refrigerator in a sealed container for 3-4 days; if you want to keep them longer, store them in the freezer.
The original recipe calls for one tablespoon of strong coffee and one tablespoon of rum or water.
 

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