Holiday Energy Balls Recipe

These holiday energy ballsd are a fabulously healthy treat for yourself or your party guests! (Plus, the kids love making these!)

These are such a fun and healthy holiday snack! Barring any allergies, these are a great snack for kids of all ages. They’ll keep you full and give you a little kick of energy mid-day when you need it most!

A single snowman sites on a cutting board with coconut flakes sprinkled all around him. It looks like he's sitting in snow. This is what this recipe for Clean Eating Energy Ball Snowmen will look like when it is done.

They are simple to make too. Just a quick blend in a food processor and a roll in some coconut flakes, and you’ve got yourself some adorable little snowmen! These would be a fun holiday snack to take to the office as well!

If you’ve never had energy balls, they are just a soft “dough” like blend of nuts, dates, and other fruits. You can make them with almost any combination, and they will taste great. They are truly a travel-friendly snack and are calorie dense for those times you really need to keep yourself going.

But when you put them together like a snowman, they make the cutest little goodies for a holiday gathering. Who wouldn’t want to pick up one of these cuties off the appetizer tray? Serve with a little warm hot chocolate or even eggnog, and you’ve got a wonderful holiday treat people will remember!

Pssst…. you don’t have to tell anyone they are healthy!

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Clean Eating Energy Ball Snowmen

Holiday Energy Ball Snowmen

These lovely little snowmen are the perfect, healthy addition to your holiday table! (see process photos below recipe)
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Course: Appetizer, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 1 batch (number of snowmen will vary based on the size you make them)
Calories: 2568kcal


Energy Balls

  • 2 cups cashews (raw)
  • 1 cup Medjool dates (pitted and packed tight for measuring)
  • ½ tsp. pure vanilla extract


  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 2 tbsp. mini dark chocolate chips (for eyes)
  • 2 baby carrots (for nose)


  • Blend together the nuts, dates and vanilla in a food processor until well combined (about 3-5 minutes).
  • Transfer dough to a medium mixing bowl.
  • Form walnut-sized balls from the dough, kneading a little to make the dough stick together, otherwise it will crumble in your hands.
  • Roll each ball in the coconut flakes with gentle pressure.
  • Add the chocolate chips for eyes and carrots for arms and nose.


Please note that the nutrition data is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible. This data is for the entire batch. Please divide the given data by the number of snowmen you end up with.


Serving: 1entire batch | Calories: 2568kcal | Carbohydrates: 226g | Protein: 58g | Fat: 177g | Saturated Fat: 77g | Sodium: 111mg | Potassium: 3421mg | Fiber: 33g | Sugar: 130g | Vitamin A: 2975IU | Vitamin C: 2.6mg | Calcium: 301mg | Iron: 21.8mg
The nut and date mixture shown, blended and still in the processor waiting to make these Clean Eating Energy Ball Snowmen.
Showing the rough amount of dough you want to use for each ball making these Clean Eating Energy Ball Snowmen.
A single energy ball sits in a bowl of coconut flakes, waiting to be rolled in it to construct one of these Clean Eating Energy Ball Snowmen.
The finished snowman is shown here for this recipe for Clean Eating Energy Ball Snowmen.

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