Balls to the Wall


What you see up there is two different type of yummy, delicious balls.

And yep, I can’t help but snicker when I say that, I will try to hold it together and keep a straight face for the rest of this post though.

I’m back in school and have back to back to back classes most days of the week. Which translates to a very large block of time that I can’t eat. So I have been looking for easy and quick to eat snacks. But buying snacks each week starts to add up so I decided to make my own version of a Larabar. I love eating Larabars because they taste good and the ingredients are really simple.


Making your own balls (or bars) is so easy and takes about 5 minutes.
All you need is:

  • Food processor
  • 2/3 C of pitted dates
  • 1 C of nuts
  • Some mixins

I used 1/2 C almonds and 1/2 C cashews. Blend in your food processor until it’s a chunky flour mixture. Remove and place in bowl. Throw dates in processor and give it a few swirls to chop up the dates. Add nuts back to processor along with your mixins. I’ve been adding in 2 Tbsp chocolate protein powder and 2 Tbsp coconut. Process until it’s all blended then form into balls. Place balls in refrigerator for atleast 1 hour.

Sometimes I make this with just almonds. Sometimes I throw in chocolate chips. Sometimes I add cinnamon and nutmeg. Your combination are pretty endless.

I can’t take much credit for the other ball, but it’s equally easy and equally delicious. It’s a take on Gina’s Protein Balls and I highly suggest making these too! They taste like dessert.


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5 Responses to Balls to the Wall

  1. Taylor says:

    I love these fruit and nut balls, and eat them like candy. My favorite is adding dried cherries along with the dates for the fruit component.

  2. Sara says:

    Ohhh, this sounds tasty… except the dates. I think this would be much less expensive than my protein bars, too!!

  3. Evan Thomas says:

    These photos are excellent. It’s been too long since I’ve made my own date bars. Buying larabars is always easier but where’s the fun in that.

  4. Jackie says:

    Who’s got big balls? Lauren’s got big balls.

  5. Mihl says:

    These balls sound like the perfect snakc indeed!

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