No bake moroccan energy balls

No bake moroccan energy balls

These Energy Balls are a quick version of the so known moroccan dish Sellou.

Energy balls are now a thing, they are a must in any healthy food Blog nowadays. The truth is, this was a long ago a very famous plate from the Ramadan table dishes in Morocco, called Sellou/Sfouf or Zmita, depending on the region of the country (even if they will understand you however you say it 🙂 .

Traditional Moroccan dish with selou and almonds

Actually these energy balls are a simple version of sellou, and wouldn’t take longer than 10 minutes to make. It’s very nutricious given all the kinds of nuts that it contains. Even now that I’m pregnant and diagnosed with gestational diabetes I could eat those, because it’s not only nutricious and delicious but it’s completely sugar free and low carb, I even checked my glucose levels when after eating it and it was completely normal.

No bake moroccan energy balls

These healthy homemade balls are very nutricious and healthy moroccan recipe to surprise your family with!
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: moroccan-cuisine
Servings: 4


  • 1/2 cup Toasted or fried almonds
  • 1/2 cup Toasted peanuts
  • 1/4 cup Toasted sesame seeds
  • 1/4 cup Flaxseed
  • 10 Dates
  • Water

Steps to make it

Add the almonds, peanuts, sesame and the flaxseed to a mixer and mix it until you obtain a sticky dough. I did that with a Thermomix, maybe that’s why I could get the dough quickly, if your mixer is not that good, you can replace the peanuts directly with the peanuts butter, that would make things simpler and you could get the dough easier.

Now you can add the chocolate powder little by little and combine with the dough until you get the black color of the balls.

Then, add and drain the dates.

And finally, add just a little bit of water (if needed) so you can have a dough that sticks and you can roll it into balls.

I hope you enjoy this recipe if you try it at home!


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