Healthy Snack Balls

Fig, date, mixed nut, healthy snack balls

We like to have some healthy snacks in the fridge that we can call upon when we are getting a bit grumpy before dinner is ready. These snack balls can be made ahead of time and stored in the fridge for a couple of weeks. Given that they are made of all shelf stable ingredients, they are also a perfect addition to kids lunchboxes. You could also add cacao nibs or roll them in desiccated coconut for a couple of variations.


  • 1 cup mixed nuts (eg brazil nuts, cashew nuts, almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts)
  • 1 cup dried figs, stem removed and roughly chopped
  • 1 cup dried dates, roughly chopped


  1. Place the nuts in a foodprocessor with the metal chopping blade inserted. Chop the nuts for about 1 minute to small chunks
  2. Add the figs and dates to the foodprocessor and process further until all the ingredients are finely chopped. It may start to form a ball.
  3. Form the mixture into balls by squishing it tightly between your hands, and then rolling them between your hands into a uniform shape
  4. You could also roll the balls in desiccated coconut if you would like to vary the recipe.
  5. Store in a container in the fridge. Makes around 15 balls.

Music to go with it…
Listen on Spotify: Ewert and the Two Dragons – Circles

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