• Prachi Marfatia

2-Ingredient Energy Balls!

Updated: Feb 7

Yes, this snack is even simpler than it sounds.



Do you hear that? That's the sound of sweet, sweet silence. And these energy balls, of course.

They melt in your mouth, and yes, only require 2 base ingredients, as promised!


Still not convinced? These only take about 15 minutes to make, and in that short span of time, you're guaranteed to be sitting down to a decadent yet simple snack. Since they're made from dates, they have no added sugar either- just the icing on the cake! Or, in this case, cocoa powder on the date.


(If you didn't find that funny, I sincerely apologize. My joke-making ability has seriously degraded these past few months......)


But even if that paragraph left a bitter taste in your mouth, pop in one of these 2-ingredient powerhouses and you'll be grinning ear-to-ear in no time! The ones pictured above did only contain 2 ingredients, but I'm going to be honest with you: they were kinda weird-looking. So I added a third ingredient and rolled them in some cocoa powder, so the picture looked nice. If you want to, I've included some notes below to make it fancy.

Otherwise, if you want to keep it simple with minimal ingredients, go right ahead!



2-Ingredient Energy Balls

Course: Snacks

Author: Prachi Marfatia

Serves: 10 energy balls, ~5 people


Ingredients(suuuuuuuper short list, obviously, see * for variations):

1 cup peanuts, roasted

3/4 cup + 1 tbsp dates(approx. measurement)


Directions:

Spread the peanuts in a single layer on a large plate. Microwave for 2 minutes at time, stirring and moving the nuts in the middle, until fragrant. This is about 4-5 times. (You can also roast them on a stovetop, but that will take longer). Once roasted, transfer to a blender/food processor and grind into a coarse powder. Chop the dates as finely as possible and add them in. Now process again, for around 30 seconds at a time, until the mixture comes together and forms a dry, doughy consistency. Remove and roll into small balls, of desired size. Optionally, roll in some shredded coconut or cocoa powder. Now plop one into your mouth, and enjoy!(This is the most important step;)


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*Notes:

  1. For a neat finish, take some dry coconut into a bowl and coat the balls evenly. You can also do this with a mix of cocoa powder and cinnamon.

  2. I have also tried these with walnuts before. Cashews are a pretty good bet too, but almonds may not work.

  3. If you have peanut powder or already ground up peanuts, if you chop the dates finely enough you may be able to get away without using a mixer. The texture will be a little coarser, keep in mind.


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