Date Energy Bites 4 Ways

Author:
Publish date:
Updated on

Who is going to be your DATE if you win this free trip to Israel? 

These date energy balls are the perfect snack as you hike across gorgeous Israeli trails, through the Golan Heights or in the Arava desert down to the Dead Sea. 

Thanks to the Jewish National Fund (JNF) the Arava desert has been developed into a blossoming area with huge date palms and incredible outdoor activities. 

Let's go! #Israel

ENTER TO WIN HERE

date-energy-balls-4-ways
  • Duration
  • Prep Time
  • 10 ballsServings

Ingredients

Baklava

  • ⅓ cup pistachios

  • ⅓ cup walnuts

  • 8 dates, chopped

  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

Cheesecake

  • 2 sheets matzah

  • 8 dates, chopped

  • 7 ounces cream cheese

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Tiramisu

  • 1 cup almonds

  • 8 dates, chopped

  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder

  • 1 tablespoon strong coffee

  • 1 tablespoon of rum (or water for an alcohol-free version)

Choco-Coco

  • ⅓ cup pistachios

  • 3.5 ounces semi-sweet chocolate

  • 8 dates, chopped

  • 1 tablespoon milk

  • Shredded coconut

Preparation

BAKLAVA

  1. For the Baklava energy balls, add the pistachios and walnuts to a food processor. Grind to small pieces.
  2. Add the dates, cinnamon and lemon juice. Process again until the small bits come together into a paste.
  3. Scoop out tablespoon sized pieces and roll into balls.
  4. Place on a sheet and chill for 30 minutes.
  5. Store in the freezer.

CHEESECAKE

  1. For the Cheesecake energy balls, add the matzah to your food processor and grind to a fine powder.
  2. Add the dates, cream cheese and vanilla. Process again until the small bits come together into a paste.
  3. Scoop out tablespoon sized pieces and roll into balls.
  4. Place on a sheet and chill for 30 minutes.
  5. Store in the freezer.

TIRAMISU

  1. For the Tiramisu energy balls, add the almonds to your food processor and grind to a fine powder.
  2. Scoop out 3 tablespoons of almonds and set aside.
  3. Add the dates, cocoa powder, coffee and rum. Process again until the small bits come together into a paste.
  4. Scoop out tablespoon sized pieces and roll into balls.
  5. Roll in the chopped almonds that were set aside to coat.
  6. Place on a sheet and chill for 30 minutes.
  7. Store in the freezer.

CHOCO-COCO

  1. For the Choco-Coco energy balls, add the pistachios and chocolate to your food processor and grind to small pieces.
  2. Add the dates and milk. Process again until the small bits come together into a paste.
  3. Scoop out tablespoon sized pieces and roll into balls.
  4. Roll in the shredded coconut.
  5. Place on a sheet and chill for 30 minutes.
  6. Store in the freezer.