Mango Date Energy Balls


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Mango date energy balls are bite sized treats made from a nutritious blend of dates, mangos, cashews, and chia seeds. Just set aside 15 minutes to prep, and you’ll have one healthy snack that’s deliciously sweet and chewy.

A bowl of mango date energy balls on a table.

A Delicious And Easy No Bake Snack

No bake energy balls have been a long time favorite of mine. They’re unbelievably easy to make and filled with good-for-you ingredients. Plus they store well, which gives me a healthy option for hikes, bike rides, or when the 3pm munchies come around.

But the best part is that you can turn them into just about any flavor. I make my no bake energy balls (with oatmeal and chocolate chips), banana bread energy balls and matcha pistachio balls quite often. But today, I’m putting one of my favorite fruits front and center – mangos!

All You Need Are 5 Ingredients

When making energy balls, I always keep in mind to include healthy fats, fiber, protein, and carbs. And today’s recipe is a blend of just 5 ingredients that hits all these requirements.

  • Dates: Not only do these provide tons of fiber, but they add natural sweetness to this recipe.
  • Dried Mango: If you love mangos and all the fiber and vitamins you get from it, you’re in for a treat. Just don’t get the ones highly coated in sugar, they’re plenty sweet on their own.
  • Cashews: These nuts are a healthy source of fats, protein, and carbs – yep all three.
  • Chia Seeds: Similar to cashews, these seeds are high in fiber, protein, and omega-3’s.
  • Salt: Just a pinch to enhance all the other flavors.

Find the printable recipe with measurements below

Ingredients for mango date energy balls on a table.

How To Make Mango Date Energy Balls

In 3 easy steps, you’ll have delicious energy balls in no time.

  1. Blend. Toss the pitted dates and mango into the food processor and blend until they’re broken down. Then, add the remaining ingredients and blend until it’s smooth with a slight grainy texture.
  2. Scoop. Use a cookie scooper to scoop then roll the ball in your hands.
  3. Serve. Enjoy these right away or save for later.

A food processor with blended mango date energy ball dough inside next to a white bowl.

How To Store Energy Balls

Because these store so well, they’re great for meal prepping on a Sunday night. Here’s a few ways to do it.

To store: Place them in an airtight container in the fridge or countertop for up to 2 weeks. For a softer texture, leave them out at room temperature. For a more firm texture, place them in the fridge.

To freeze: Place them in the freezer and use parchment paper in between so they don’t stick.

Hand picking up a bitten mango energy ball above a bowl of them.

More Easy And Healthy Snacks

Nothing’s better than having healthy snacks prepared for the week. So skip the bag of chips and whip up these recipes instead.

And for more mango recipes…check out my roundup of the best mango recipes!

A bowl of mango energy balls next to dates and dried mangos.

Mango Date Energy Balls

4.89 from 17 votes
Prep: 15 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
Servings: 18 servings (energy balls)
Author: Lisa Bryan


Mango date energy balls are bite sized treats made from a nutritious blend of dates, mangos, cashews, and chia seeds. Just set aside 15 minutes to prep, and you'll have one healthy snack that's deliciously sweet and chewy.



  • Add the pitted dates and dried mango to a food processor and pulse the mixture for 10 seconds, to break it down. Scrape down the sides, add the remaining ingredients, then blend again until the mixture is fairly smooth, with a slight bit of texture. It will likely start to roll around the food processor when it's blended enough.
    Blended mango energy balls in a food processor next to a bowl of them.
  • Scoop a ball using a medium cookie scoop and roll it in between your hands. Then, place it on a plate. Continue this process until you've used up all the dough.
    A white bowl filled with mango date energy balls.

Lisa's Tips

  • Serving size: 1 energy ball
  • To store: Place in an airtight container in the fridge or countertop for up to 2 weeks. For a softer texture, I suggest to leave them out at room temperature. For a more firm texture, place them in the fridge. 
  • To freeze: Place them in the freezer and use parchment paper in between so they don't stick. 
  • If they're soft and sticky when you roll them, you can roll them in additional shredded coconut or finely chopped nuts. You can also place them in the fridge to firm up and become less sticky.


Calories: 89kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 30mg | Potassium: 70mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 1245IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: energy balls recipe, Mango Date Energy Balls
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Lisa Bryan

Lisa is a bestselling cookbook author, recipe developer, and YouTuber (with over 2.5 million subscribers) living in sunny Southern California. She started Downshiftology in 2014, and is passionate about making healthy food with fresh, simple and seasonal ingredients.

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  1. I made these energy balls for my two grandchildren ages 3 and 5. I just did dates, dried mango, cashews, then rolled them in ground cinnamon. I store them in the fridge so they are firm enough for lunch boxes. I can’t keep up with the supply fast enough. The kids just love them!!

  2. These were ok. I made them with fresh dates, but by the time the mango was broken down, the mixture was warm. They did come together, and I was hoping the mango would really shine, but for some reason they tasted like dried figs to me of which I’m not a fan.3 stars

  3. I love the taste, however I wasn’t able to get the same consistency that you did. I used by food processor. Do you have any tips for when I make them in the future?

    1. I had to tweak the ratios for the mixture to work for me: 2 cups cashews, 2 TBLSP chia seeds, 20 pitted dates, a pinch of salt, 1/4 cup water, and 1, 5 oz bag of dried mango strips (unsweetened). The mixture was so dry I had to add the water, and they turned out like the picture. It is VERY hard to mix.

      1. This mixture is meant to be a bit on the drier side as they need to be rolled up into balls. But, glad you found what works for you!

  4. Just amazing. 
    Who would think that such a simple recipe, could be packed with so much flavor and “energy”. THANK YOU for sharing this and all your efforts to make it simple to us to cook or even experiment with ingredients I would have never dated to use. 5 stars

  5. Hi! These sound so good, can’t wait to try them. (Also helps to finish up a big bag of dried mango my husband bought and didn’t like.)
    I do have a question, I don’t have cashews, would almonds or walnuts do? Would either of these be more overpowering in taste compared to the cashews?

    1. You can use a Vitamix, you’ll just need to scrape down the sides as you blend so everything gets mixed together evenly. Also, make sure to pulse and not blend all the way.

  6. Hi Lisa. I LOVE your recipes. Could you please tell me how much 1 cup dried mangos weigh? I have Kirkland dried mangos and they are in thin strips.


  7. OMG! This energy balls are the bomb! – Can’t stop eating them and so easy to make it… I use Hemp instead of chia seeds… Thank you, Lisa!5 stars

  8. Out of dried mango at the moment, so I used dried papaya.  Everything else just as written.  They turned out fantastic!  Another winner, thank you!!5 stars

  9. I love sweets and these Mango Date Energy Balls hit the spot.  I made them using the Vitamix food processor that Lisa recommended.  They are so sweet, delicious and healthy! You’ve go to try them!!! Thanks Lisa!5 stars

  10. Hi. I tried to make these and the mixture never actually became dough like and clumped together to roll the balls. I let the food processor rub for quite some time. It actually started to warm up the mixture. Any pointers please?

    1. That can sometimes happen if your dates are a bit dried out. Just add a teaspoon or two of water next time, or soak your dates for 5 minutes before blending!

  11. how many pieces of dried mango is equivalent to a cup? This would be great to take to work, just want to get measurements down.

  12. Hi Lisa! 
    Thanks for this recipe!  I made these these this morning with replacements because I didn’t have all the ingredients you used and they still turned out deliciously!  I substituted figs for dates, walnuts for cashews and hemp hearts for chia seeds…they’re delish!! Thanks so much! 🧡🧡🧡5 stars

  13. Just made these today, poured myself a cup of coffee and took a bite. Oh lord! These are fabulous! These mango energy balls will definitely be on rotation, couldn’t be easier to make. Another hit!5 stars

  14. What kind of dates do you use?
    Are they Medjoul?
    Could you mesure the dates on a cup? , because where I live the most easy find will be “Deglet Nour” dates. They are smaller and could be 1 Medjoul – 2 Deglet or perhaps 2 Medjoul – 3 Deglet
    I want to make this recipe but I’m afraid to put to little or to much of Dates to make it right.

    Thank you for your recipes, I make a lot of them and I love them all.
    Hopping to try this one.

    1. Hi Vanessa – yes, I’m using Medjool dates, which is just a little under 2 cups worth. Hope you enjoy the recipe!

  15. Just made these as an “end of day, working from home” treat with a strong cup of coffee. Thanks for sharing, they are delicious!5 stars

  16. Tasty, convenient and nutritious! What more could I ask for? These are so good to have in the fridge for a snacking emergency.5 stars

  17. Perfect for a week day after school snack!  Thanks!  My kids love them, I’ll be keeping some in the freezer for buys days.5 stars

    1. Hi Lisa. I live in india and I don’t get dried mango over here . Can we use wet mango and then cook the mixture or is there any other way u could suggest?? By the way thanks a lot for this amazing recipe. I personally love mango a lot so I definitely want to try this. Please do suggest if there is any possibility. 🙂😊

      1. Hi Shreya! I haven’t tried this with real mango as I was afraid the mixture would be too wet to hold up into a ball. But, you can maybe try and refrigerate it right after to see if it will firm up! Let me know if you do end up making it.

  18. I just picked up a big bag of dates and was wondering what I could make with them that was healthy, these were exactly what I was looking for.5 stars

  19. Energy balls are the only thing that are keeping me going these days. Love how easy these are to make, thanks for the recipe :)5 stars