If you’re looking for a home-made energy balls recipe, these no-bake Slimming World balls are the perfect nutty nibble!

Fig and pistachio balls

These bright bites combine juicy fig and tangy cranberry with the creamy nuttiness of pistachio. Here’s the recipe…

makes 8
ready in 5 mins (plus one hour to set)
7 Syns per ball (deduct ½ Syns if using the dried figs and pistachios as a Healthy Extra ‘b’ choice)
vegan

What you need:

200g dried figs, chopped  
96g shelled pistachios  
30g dried cranberries  

What you do:

1. Put all the ingredients in your food processor and pulse to combine, stopping to scrape down the sides if necessary. 

2. Roll the mixture into 8 equal-size balls and chill for around an hour until set. 

Coffee and walnut balls 

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp espresso coffee granules
  • 160g dates
  • 72g walnuts

Method

  1. Mix the espresso powder with 1 tsp of water. Tip it into your food processor along with the dates and walnuts and pulse to combine, stopping to scrape down the sides if necessary.
  2. Roll the mixture into 8 equal-size balls and chill for around an hour, until set.

Cocoa, hazelnut and date balls 

Cocoa, nut and date energy balls

If you’re a fan of chocolate energy balls, this blend of cocoa, hazelnuts and squidgy dates should tick every box. Here’s the recipe… 

makes 8 
ready in 5 mins (plus 1 hour to set) 
6 Syns each (deduct 6 Syns if using the dried fruit and nuts as a Healthy Extra ‘b’ choice)  
vegan 

What you need: 

160g dates 
80g hazelnuts  
2 level tsp cocoa powder 

What you do: 

1. Put all the ingredients in your food processor and pulse to combine, scraping down the sides if necessary. 

2. Roll the mixture into 8 equal-size balls and chill for an hour, or until set. These balls will keep in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. 

Apricot, coconut and lime balls 

Apricot, coconut and lime energy balls

7 Syns each

10 minutes plus 1 hour chillingThis recipe will take you 10 minutes plus 1 hour chilling

Makes 8

If 8 balls is too many for you, simply halve the ingredients to make 4 or freeze what you don’t need, ready for another week. 

Ingredients

  • 240g dried apricots
  • 90g cashew nuts
  • 2 level tsp desiccated coconut
  • Zest of 2 limes

Method

  1. Put all the ingredients in your food processor and pulse to combine, scraping down the sides if necessary.
  2. Roll the mixture into 8 balls and chill for an hour to set. These balls will keep in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.