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vegan energy balls in a bowl

Vegan Energy Balls (No Bake & Oil-free)

  • Author: avocadocentric
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 20 balls 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Blend
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


These vegan energy balls are so addicting, simple, and also naturally sweetened. They are oil-free, easy to make, healthy, quick, gluten-free, and no-bake!




  1. Add the pitted dates into a food processor or blender and blend until a paste is formed.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients into the food processor along with water.
  3. Pulse it until you have a crumbly dough consistency. Avoid over blending it.
  4. Using a cookie scoop or your hands, scoop out 1-tbsp amounts of the mixture to roll into balls between the palms of your hands. 
  5. Optional: Empty a small amount of shredded coconut into a plate. Roll the energy balls around to coat with shredded coconut.
  6. Serve immediately. For firmer energy bites, place them in the fridge for 30 minutes before serving.


If the mixture is not sticky enough, add a little more water. 

Add chocolate chips for a chocolate flavor.

You can add a vanilla bean or vanilla extract for vanilla flavor.

Try adding orange zest or lemon zest for a brighter flavor or ground flax seeds or chia seeds for an even healthier option.


  • Serving Size: 20
  • Calories: 61
  • Sugar: 1.3g
  • Sodium: 8.7mg
  • Fat: 5.5g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 2.4g
  • Fiber: .7g
  • Protein: 1.5g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg

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