Chocolate Date Protein Balls (Gluten Free)




Recipe type
Biscuits & Cakes


Chocolate Date Protein Balls (Gluten Free)

By: Christina Soong-Kroeger

Sometimes you need a snack on the go. Maybe you’re running late in the morning or you’ve got a few minutes back at home before heading out again in the evening. Or maybe you just need something in your gym bag that you can eat after a good workout. .

These Date Protein Balls fit the bill. They’re easy to make and store in the fridge and extremely convenient. You can grab a couple for breakfast as you head out in the morning or pack them in a lunch box to enjoy when you’re out and about. Accompanied by a piece of fruit like a banana or pear, they’ll keep you powering on until your next meal.


  • 250 grams raw almonds
  • 12 pitted dates
  • 60 grams protein powder (vanilla or chocolate flavour)
  • 1.5 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 0.5 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1.5 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2-3 teaspoons water

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

Blend almonds in a food processor until finely ground.

Step 2

Add all other ingredients (half of water first) and mix until it starts to come together. Add the rest of the water if the mixture is too dry.

Step 3

Using a tablespoon, scoop out the mixture and shape into hazelnut-sized balls with your hands, packing the mixture together firmly.

Step 4

This amount will make 13-14 hazelnut sized balls.

Step 5

These can be kept covered in the fridge for 3-4 weeks.

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