Nut and dry fruit energy balls

These little energy boosters are made in a breeze. They are healthy and perfect to carry with you to school, university or the office. They are also great as a quick snack between meals on a hectic day at home.

Vegan energy balls

You can easily make our recipe vegan and replace the honey completely with maple syrup.


Dried fruit, Nuts & Chia Energy Balls

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These little snackable energy balls just need a few ingredients. Our easy peasy recipe guides you step by step. Try it out.
Course Snack
Cuisine International
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 15 pieces


  • 1 cup dates
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 cup unshelled pistachios
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • ½ cup honey
  • ¼ cup chia seeds
  • ¼ cup currants
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 cups instant oats


  • Add dates, cranberries and pistachios to a food processor. Roughly chop. Add salt, maple syrup and honey and mix well.
  • Mix in the chia seeds, currants and brown sugar, as well as the oats and mix very well with a sturdy spoon or with your hands.
  • Place the bowl in your fridge for about an hour to firm up the mixture. This will make rolling the nut mix into balls much easier.
  • Roll into 1” balls and store in an airtight container in a cool area or in the fridge.

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