No Bake Vanilla Energy Balls
60g soft pitted dates
110g ground almonds
30g vanilla flavour whey or rice protein powder (optional)
a small pinch of sea salt
2 tsps vanilla extract
20g desiccated coconut (optional)
Line a baking tray with baking paper. Place the dates and walnuts in a food processor or blender and blend into a thick paste.
Transfer to a large bowl. Add the ground almonds, protein powder (if using), salt and vanilla extract and stir well to combine. Add a small splash of cold water and mix with your hands to combine into a thick paste. Refrigerate for 10 minutes.
Roll the mixture into 10 balls and place onto the baking paper. Roll each ball in the coconut (if using).
Refrigerate for 1 hour or until firm. Serve.
Store any leftovers in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 5 days or freeze on same day for up to 2 weeks.