Mango Date Energy Balls
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 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
How To Make Mango Date Energy Balls
In 3 easy steps, you’ll have delicious energy balls in no time.
- 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.
- Scoop. Use a cookie scooper to scoop then roll the ball in your hands.
- Serve. Enjoy these right away or save for later.
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.
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.
Mango Date Energy Balls
- 10 dates, pitted
- 1 cup dried mango
- 1 cup raw cashews
- 2 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.