No Bake Gingerbread Energy Bites

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No Bake Gingerbread Energy Bites

You don’t have to heat up the oven for a healthy holiday treat!  Try my Healthy No Bake Gingerbread Balls for a natural burst of energy.

Healthy No Bake Gingerbread Balls

Hi everyone!

As much as I love the holidays, we all know this can be a rough time of year.  All the extra commitments on top of what are already crazy schedules can be enough to stress anyone out.  Plus all the running around can really drain your energy.

I’ve got a little solution for you today with my Healthy No Bake Gingerbread Balls.  They are healthy, clean eating little bites of energy that actually taste like gingerbread!

Healthy No Bake Gingerbread Balls

My Healthy No Bake Energy Balls are a way to get the classic holiday flavor without turning on the oven and without getting cookie guilt.

Now, I don’t actually want you to feel bad about eating a few cookies around the holidays, but I also believe we should enjoy these things in moderation.  These No Bake Gingerbread Balls are perfect for the days at home where you don’t need or want to splurge.  The dates and nuts give these little bites of holiday perfection natural sugar and energy to keep you going through even the craziest of days.

I consider them part of a well balanced holiday diet.

Healthy No Bake Gingerbread Balls

You can make a batch over the weekend and enjoy during the week when you feel like you need a boost.  They can also satisfy those cookie cravings, without diving all in.  The chewy texture is so satisfying!

Healthy No Bake Gingerbread Balls

All you do to make them is throw a few ingredients in the food processor.  I have a small food chopper that also works.

You then pull the “dough” out and form little balls.  Even the kids could get involved if you have them.

Pop them in the fridge for a few minutes to set them and voila…  you have a holiday masterpiece.

Healthy No Bake Gingerbread Balls

The seasoning and classic gingerbread flavor comes from a blend of wonderful spices that are so familiar!  Think ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg and all spice…. basically all things warm and comforting on that spice rack.

Healthy No Bake Gingerbread Balls

My Healthy No Bake Energy Balls are sure to become a family favorite!

Healthy No Bake Gingerbread Balls

No Bake Gingerbread Energy Bites

Get the energy you need for the holiday season with these delightful Gingerbread Energy Bites. Tastes like the holidays!
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Dessert or Snack
Cuisine Amercian
Servings 12 bites


  • 1 cup pitted dates
  • 1/2 cup quick cooking oats
  • 1/2 cup pecans
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon dried ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon all spice


  • Soak the dates in water for 15-20 minutes. Drain.
  • Pulse the dates in a food processor. Add the rest of the ingredients and pulse until you get a dough.
  • Use your hands to form 12 small balls. Place on cookie sheet and allow to firm up in the fridge for an hour. Once set, move to an airtight container.
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Healthy No Bake Gingerbread Balls

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Thanks for stopping by today! Tomorrow I’m sharing my 2016 Holiday Gift Guide.

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By | 2020-06-02T17:06:27-04:00 December 1st, 2016|All Vegetarian, Dessert, Food, Snacks & Appetizers|35 Comments


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  6. 4 stars
    I made these this week & really like them! So easy to make, too!

  7. Paul Hayes December 12, 2016 at 7:11 am - Reply

    Dates make such great energy balls. These are going on our list for Christmas treats!

  8. Rachel December 5, 2016 at 7:26 pm - Reply

    I LOVE the gingerbread flavor! What a fun and festive idea for traditional energy bites. Thanks for linking up!

  9. Courtney December 5, 2016 at 6:37 pm - Reply

    Yay for gingerbread season! These look delightful!

  10. Annmarie December 5, 2016 at 8:49 am - Reply

    I’m all over these- love anything gingerbread!

  11. Miz Helen December 4, 2016 at 6:36 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    What a perfect Energy Ball for the holidays! Hope you have a great week and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday!
    Miz Helen

  12. Emily December 2, 2016 at 8:45 am - Reply

    I could go for a bite of these! 🙂

  13. Mary Ellen @ VNutrition December 2, 2016 at 8:13 am - Reply

    Oooh, this look like the perfect healthy treat for the holidays!! I’m always running around crazy this time of year so these would be wonderful to have around to snack on (plus bring me some Christmas cheer)!

  14. [email protected] December 1, 2016 at 11:07 pm - Reply

    These sound so tasty and super easy if they are no bake. I will have to give these a try.

  15. Kristy from Southern In Law December 1, 2016 at 5:09 pm - Reply

    This is the perfect festive snack! Yummo!

  16. ha this makes me laugh I was craving gingerbread the other day scoured pinterest for a recipe and it was the most horrible tasting thing ever! My son made me throw it away! LOL I am sure yours it way better!!

    • JulieWunder December 1, 2016 at 8:05 am - Reply

      OHHHHHH nooooo!!! Haha! This one is better! Recipe is activate now too. 🙂

  17. Megan December 1, 2016 at 7:27 am - Reply

    Hi Julie! These look great! I love gingerbread and would love to try them but can’t seem to find the recipe link – it’s probably right in front of me and I’m just missing it! Can you please point me to the recipe link? Thanks!!

    • JulieWunder December 1, 2016 at 8:04 am - Reply

      Hey Megan! I’m a goober and forgot to click the box which activates the second page that has the recipe. It’s fixed now. Try again?

  18. heather @Lunging Through Life December 1, 2016 at 6:50 am - Reply

    The actual gingerbread cookies look so unappealing to me I’ve actually never had gingerbread! That’s crazy talk! I could use some energy bites this morning haha

    • JulieWunder December 1, 2016 at 8:03 am - Reply

      I know! I like a thick and chewy one though… with icing… haha! I could use some energy too.

  19. Susie @ SuzLyfe December 1, 2016 at 6:26 am - Reply

    Gingerbread is 100% my weakness. I am a sucker for it, and these look perfectly poppable!

    • JulieWunder December 1, 2016 at 8:03 am - Reply

      Me too! So good! The recipe is activated now too 🙂

  20. Blane Sherer December 1, 2016 at 6:17 am - Reply

    Looks like a winner ( smile ).

  21. Tammy December 1, 2016 at 5:36 am - Reply

    Did I miss the recipe?

    • JulieWunder December 1, 2016 at 8:02 am - Reply

      Hi Tammy! I forgot to click the box which activated the second page with the recipe! Try again?? Sorry for the trouble!

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