Sweet Tooth Satisfying No-Bake Gingerbread Energy Bites

I know. It’s hard to eat healthy during the holiday season or even February for that matter. And since I have a terrible sweet tooth, I like to keep something on hand that satisfies my need for something yummy, yet is healthy and gives me some energy when I hit my 4pm slump. These vegan/gluten-free gingerbread energy bites with drizzled chocolate do the trick.

They are super easy to make and require no bake times which is an added bonus.

No-Bake Gingerbread Energy Bites Recipe

Gingerbread Energy Bites Ingredients 6 items

Gingerbread Energy Bites

Yields:  16-18

Prep: 15 minutes | Cook Time: 0 minutes | Total Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

1 cup dates

¾ cup pecans

1 tablespoon molasses

1 tablespoon ground flaxseed

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

¼ teaspoon ground cloves

¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg

¼ teaspoon salt

Optional: 1 oz. 70% dark chocolate

Directions:

  1. Place a piece of parchment paper on a plate and set aside.
  2. Place dates on a cutting board and slice down the center to remove the pits.
  3. Roughly chop up the pitted dates and place them in a food processor. Pulse a few times until they break down into a thick paste consistency.
  4. Add the remaining ingredients with the exception of the chocolate to the food processor and pulse until all ingredients are broken down and well incorporated.
  5. Scoop up ingredients in a teaspoon and roll into a ball using clean hands. Place balls on prepared plate.
  6. Place the dark chocolate in a small glass bowl and microwave until melted. Pour the melted chocolate into a small Ziploc bag and cut off just the edge of one corner.
  7. Drizzle the melted chocolate over the energy balls. Place in the fridge to allow the chocolate to harden. Serve.

Store energy balls in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week.

Gingerbread Energy Bites Ingredients in a Blender

Gingerbread Energy Bites Rolled on parchment a Plate

Gingerbread Energy Bites chocolate drizzled on wax paper

Gingerbread Energy Bites on a glass Plate

Yield: 16-18

No-Bake Gingerbread Energy Bites

Gingerbread Energy Bites on a Plate

These vegan/gluten-free gingerbread energy bites with drizzled chocolate are healthy, yummy and give me some energy when I hit my 4pm slump.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup dates
  • ¾ cup pecans
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • Optional: 1 oz. 70% dark chocolate

Instructions

      1. Place a piece of parchment paper on a plate and set aside.
      2. Place dates on a cutting board and slice down the center to remove the pits.
      3. Roughly chop up the pitted dates and place them in a food processor. Pulse a few times until they break down into a thick paste consistency.
      4. Add the remaining ingredients with the exception of the chocolate to the food processor and pulse until all ingredients are broken down and well incorporated.
      5. Scoop up ingredients in a teaspoon and roll into a ball using clean hands. Place balls on prepared plate.
      6. Place the dark chocolate in a small glass bowl and microwave until melted. Pour the melted chocolate into a small Ziploc bag and cut off just the edge of one corner.
      7. Drizzle the melted chocolate over the energy balls. Place in the fridge to allow the chocolate to harden. Serve.

Notes

Store energy balls in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

16

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 78Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 34mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 2gSugar: 7gProtein: 1g

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You may like to make more of Lauren’s delicious recipes like Easy To Make Bacon Wrapped Dates With Goat Cheese and Painless Turmeric Holiday Spice Balls (also no bake).

Here are some other no bake recipes you might enjoy:

Nutella No Bake Cookies Recipe
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No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Cheesecake Recipe
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