I love making my Protein Granola Balls Dipped in Chocolate but they are protein balls. Meaning they are higher in calories for the purpose of having more protein on the go! I decided to recreate them and make low calorie energy balls with less calories. These low calorie energy balls are 80 calories a ball and I was able to make 16 of them! Super satisfying and perfect to snack on when your doing nothing, in terms of moving around at home!
Only 4 Ingredients
What is easier than making any snack with just a few ingredients? It’s great because most likely you may already have these ingredients at home and two it makes for an easy snack. These low calorie energy balls are made using one bowl and no cooking required! Your kids can help you make these.
You Will Need:
- quick oats
- almond butter
- natural almonds
- pitted dates
How To Make
If you don’t have almond butter, feel free to substitute your favorite nut butter, such as peanut butter. I actually had to make a batch with peanut butter since I ran out of almond butter and they still came out great! The pitted dates give these energy balls the sweetness it needs and the almonds give it some nice crunch. The almond butter and oats bind the balls together.
Pulse the almonds and dates in a blender or food processor for about a minute or less, until the dates and almonds are very small. Add the almonds, dates, almond butter and quick oats in a bowl. Using clean hands, of course, form everything together into a ball. Make sure you get the oats and almond butter to incorporate with the rest of the ingredients. Then start forming small balls. You could make larger balls if you’d like. I was able to make 16 small ones.
It was nice to store the energy balls in the fridge for more firmness. You. can also just leave them at room temperature. They lasted a few days. They were an easy snack to make and super delicious!
Low Calorie Energy BallsCourse: SnackCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
Easy 4 ingredient low calorie energy ball. Get the energy you need with fewer calories! An easy on the go snack!
1 cup of quick oats
1/2 cup of almond butter
1/4 cup of natural almonds
4 0z of pitted dates
- Using a blender or food processor, pulse the dates and almonds until the the almonds are in small pieces and the dates are very small.
- Add the date and almond mixture to a large bowl; incorporate the almond butter and quick oats. Form a large ball, making sure the mixture of ingredients is evenly incorporated.
- Start forming small balls. I was able to make 16 small energy balls.
- Ready to eat! Enjoy!
- Use your favorite nut butter if you don’t like almond butter. I have tried it with peanut butter and it is equally delicious!
- Form the energy balls to your preference. I made mine small.