These all-natural protein balls make a healthy eating snack and are sweetened with dates and a little bit of honey, instead of a typical protein bar that is usually packed with added sugar – so they are great to include on your healthy eating plan or weight loss plans and make a great weight loss recipe to use time and time again. You want the texture for these balls to … I made these balls with a dry almond butter therefore I needed a little coconut oil to help mix in the ingredients. The best part is that they have a sweet taste and chewy texture that kids will love. Almond butters vary greatly with texture. These Whole30 / Paleo chocolate coconut energy balls are an amazing midday snack and energy boost! Sweetened only with dates and super easy to make, they taste decadent, similar to an almond joy, but are 100% guilt-free. If your almond butter is oily, you can skip the coconut oil all together. Recipes Almond & Date Protein Balls. Date and Almond Balls are rich in iron, calcium and dietary fibre. You can prepare this quickly and easily, so you can even make slightly larger batches and store for a few days in an airtight container at room temperature – to enjoy in between meals or to send to school in the tiffin box.