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Energy Balls for Kids GF NF and Without Oats

Energy Balls - Gluten Free, Nut Free & Without Oats

These energy balls are a hit with young and old. They are quick to make and are perfect for snacks, lunchboxes or after school treats.
Prep 10 mins
Fridge/Freezer 15 mins
Total 25 mins
Course Snack
Servings 12 Balls


  • 1 cup Medjool dates, pitted
  • 1 cup desiccated/shredded coconut
  • 1 tbsp cocoa
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • extra desiccated/shredded coconut for rolling


  • Blitz all the ingredients in a food processor until the mixture resembles a crumb-like texture.
  • Using a tablespoon, scoop the mixture and roll into a ball. Then roll the ball into the extra coconut. Repeat for all 12 balls.
  • Whilst they can be eaten straight away, it's best to allow them to set by placing in the fridge or freezer before serving.


  • Recipe can be doubled or tripled if you want to make some for the freezer.
  • If your mixture is too dry, try adding a little more coconut oil (not too much!) and use wet hands to roll the balls out.
Keywords lunch-box