Tasty almond balls are a healthy, nutritious snack that are very simple to make.

They are also a great source of vitamin E and minerals from the almonds and dates.

The cinnamon adds a lovely hint of flavour and helps to kept your blood sugar levels stabilised.

If you cannot have nuts, you could grind up sunflower seeds, pumpkin and linseeds, to substitute for the almonds.

These are a great snack and my kids love them.




  • 330g whole almonds (preferably raw but I use almonds you buy in the nut aisle at the supermarket)
  • 60g protein powder (totally up to you, I don’t add this and it doesn’t alter the mixture)
  • 16 fresh dates pitted or I used dry dates – equivalent amount
  • 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • coconut for rolling





  • Place the almonds into a food processor with the cinnamon, protein powder if you are using it and cocoa.
  • Process until the mixture looks like bread crumbs.




  • Add the dates, vanilla extract then process again until the mixture starts to come together.
  • You can add a splash of water to help the mixture if it is a little dry, process again until it is soft and forms a soft ball.
  • Form with your hands small bit size balls.
  • Roll them in coconut and set aside.
  • Store them in the fridge for a great snack.
  • Can be stored for up to 4 weeks but I doubt they will last that long.



Enjoy them for morning or afternoon tea. For nut allergies, pumpkin seeds, linseed and sunflower seeds can be substituted for the almonds. Lasts up to 4 weeks in the fridge.