head on view of no bake cookie balls on a marble serving board.

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Naturally sweetened, easy, no bake cookie balls with oats, pistachios, and chocolate chips are ready in minutes and perfect for a healthy snack or dessert!


  • 3/4 cup medjool dates (about 78), pitted and chopped
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut, optional
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup pistachios, divided
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • pinch of himalayan salt
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips (raw dark chocolate chips , cacao nibs or vegan chocolate chips)


Process: Place all ingredients in food processor except for 1/4 cup of the pistachios, water and chocolate chips. Blend until combined, stopping to scrape down the sides as needed. If mixture seems too dry, add 1 tablespoon of water at a time, as needed.

Add remaining ingredients. In a medium bowl, add the dough with remaining pistachios and chocolate chips, mixing well with a spoon or your hands.

Roll: Using a 1 tablespoon measuring spoon, scoop up rounded tablespoons of the dough and roll into balls.

Makes approx. 12 – 14 cookie balls

Roll in crushed pistachios (optional): Place 1/4 – 1/3 pistachios between a piece of folded parchment paper and crush with the bottom of a glass that has a flat surface or use a rolling pin. Roll your balls on the crushed pistachios.

Store: Store energy bites in an airtight container. They will keep in the fridge for a couple weeks and last even longer in the freezer. You can always make these ahead for special occasions.


If you rather not use dates or don’t have them on hand, you can sub with pure maple syrup using 1/3 cup pure maple syrup