It’s that wonderful time of year again for spring sports.  My guy plays lacrosse (or LAX) and we are excited at the opportunity to get outside and have some fun.  We are getting geared up for a busy weekend with 4 games in 2 different cities so I’ve got to be organized.  One of the most important things I try to have ready for my player is lots of water and healthy snacks.

I took the best of some of the “energy ball” recipes that I’ve seen on the web and came up with just the right combination of flavors for a power packed treat.  With only four ingredients this is a snack that makes Mr. Lacrosse and his mama really, really happy!


no bake energy balls

Chocolate Energy Balls

Great ingredients rolled into one yummy bite make an energy ball that's sure to get you through a busy day!
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Course: Extras, Snack
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 8


  • 1/4 cup oats
  • 15 - 16 pitted dates
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder.
  • 1 tablespoon honey


  • In a food processor, pulse oats until finely chopped. Remove and set aside.
  • Add dates to processor and chop into very small pieces.
  • Add oats, chocolate and honey to dates and process until mixture forms a ball. If mixture is not coming together add a small drizzle of honey and pulse again.
  • Using a small scoop, measure out mixture and roll into balls.
  • Store in airtight container in refrigerator until ready to enjoy.

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