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Your New Favorite Snack

I have been making these balls for a long time. They are made every week as a post workout snack, fuel in between meetings or clients, and just a tasty treat for your mouth. I think everyone should have some sort of snack that they know they can always have on hand, but always know exactly what’s in them.


Here’s the recipe to make these for yourself! You can always add or subtract some of your favorite things pretty easily as well. I’d love to hear what your favorite ingredient is as well.

Servings: 10-12 balls


  • 1 1/2 cup rolled oats

  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

  • 1-2 scoops protein powder

  • 2 tablespoons coconut flakes

  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts, optional

  • 4-6 soft pitted dates, soaked for a couple of hours or overnight

  • 2 tablespoons chocolate chips (or cacao nibs)

  • 1/2 cup nut butter

  • 1 tablespoon sea salt

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 2 tablespoons honey (or agave)

  • 4-5 tablespoons almond milk (see notes)


  1. In a standing mixer, mix the oats, cinnamon, protein powder, coconut flakes, and walnuts on low until well combined.

  2. Add the dates, chocolate chips, nut butter, sea salt, vanilla extract, honey, and almond milk and continue stirring until a thick dough is formed.

  3. Scoop out a heaping tablespoon of the dough, using your hands to form a small ball. Continue to make your “balls” until all the dough is used up.

  4. Arrange your balls on a parchment-lined baking sheet.

  5. Place the baking sheet in the fridge or freezer to set for at least 30 minutes before serving. Store the balls in a sealed container in the fridge for up to a week.

Notes: Start with 4 tablespoons almond milk. If your mixture is too dry, add a little more.


This recipe and 31 others are in my full ebook, TL Eats. All recipes are made to be easy, healthy, vegetarian, and meal prep friendly. Check out more about the TL Eats cookbook here.