Gingerbread Energy Balls lined up

Gingerbread Energy Bites

These healthy energy bites taste like delicious gingerbread. The combination of molasses and aromatic spices gives this (workout) snack its unmistakable seasonal flavor. This no-bake recipe is vegan, gluten free and paleo friendly.

Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword gingerbread bites
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Chill Time 30 minutes
Servings 16 energy balls
Calories 92 kcal
Author Regina | Leelalicious


  • 1 cup dates pitted
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 1.5 teaspoon gingerbread spice mix
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • 1 cup cashew nuts
  • 1/4 cup flax meal or coconut flour
  • dessicated coconut or gingerbread spice for rolling optional


  1. If your dates aren't very soft, soak them in water for 10 minutes. Then drain and add them to a food processor.
  2. Add molasses, gingerbread spice, vanilla + salt and process until smooth.
  3. Add cashew nuts and flax meal or coconut flour. Pulse a few times until combined. The nuts should be coarsely chopped.
  4. Refrigerate the mixture for 30 minutes before rolling into 16 bites. Optionally, you can roll each energy bite in desiccated coconut or in more gingerbread spice.
  5. Store the bites in a container in the fridge or freezer.
Nutrition Facts
Gingerbread Energy Bites
Amount Per Serving
Calories 92 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 5mg0%
Potassium 170mg5%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 2g4%
Calcium 20mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.