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This Vanilla Shortbread Energy Ball recipe is perfect for a paleo snack or dessert that is clean, flavorful and only had 4 ingredients!

Vanilla Shortbread Energy Balls


  • 1 1/2 cups almond flour
  • 8 pitted dates
  • 1/4 cup vanilla protein powder (I used the vanilla collagen peptides from Vital Proteins)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoons of water


  • 1/4 cup almond flour
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla protein powder


  1. Combine all ingredients (except for coating ingredients) in a food processor and blend on high until it forms into a ball and is smooth throughout. In a small bowl combine 1/4 cup almond flour & 2 tablespoons vanilla protein powder. Scoop dough into balls about 2 tablespoons big (or however large or small you like them). Roll them in the coating mixture and shake off excess. Place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet or plate and place in the refrigerator or freezer to harden. Enjoy!