Snickerdoodle Balls


Snickerdoodle Balls

This no bake snickerdoodle cake ball recipe is simple to make and even easier to eat.

These tasty snickerdoodle cake balls easily add sweets to your life. Suprisingly healthy, this no-bake option is made without flour, naturally making this cake ball a gluten free snickerdoodle option. Light and lovely, you can eat these tasty treats without feeling too guilty. If you're looking for a snickerdoodle recipe without cream of tarter, this is a fantastic option.

From the Chef: My husband and I have a "labradoodle," also known as a doodle, and her name is Paisley. My in-laws have her sister, whose name is Sophie, but we all call her Snickerdoodle. My sister-in-law and husband adopted her brother, Hunter, who we call a string bean. This sounds silly, and it is, but whenever I hear the word "snickerdoodle," I think of our three sweet, little furry pups and can't help but smile. You may feel the same way once you try these little balls of joy. Plus, they are healthy and full of whole, nutritious ingredients.
- Addie Gundry

This recipe is from RecipeLion's 103 Cookbook series, No-Bake Desserts 103 Easy Recipes for No-Bake Cookies, Bars, and Treats.

Yields20 balls

Preparation Time15 min

Chilling Time1 hr



  • 1 cup whole raw cashews
  • 1 cup raw almonds
  • 1 cup flaked sweetened coconut
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 10 ounces Medjool dates, pitted
  • 1 teaspoon coconut extract


  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Using a food processor fitted with the "S" blade, process the cashews, almonds, coconut, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt until finely ground.

  3. Add the dates and coconut extract and process until the dough becomes very sticky.

  4. Using a small spring-loaded scoop or a tablespoon, scoop the mixture and roll it in your hands to form a smooth ball; repeat to make 20 balls.

  5. Place the balls on the lined baking sheet and transfer to the fridge or freezer for 1 hour.

  6. Store the snack bites in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.

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Omg, I love your story about the fur babies...poor string bean just wishing he could be a doodle too. LOL This is a great recipe especially if you're not a big sweet eater. My only issue is I'm not a fan of sticky I thought, how about after you chill the snickerdoodle balls or actually any shape you like if you were to dip them into some unsweetened cocoa and get your chocolate fix at the same time?

Snickerdoodles are some of my favorite cookies! I will definitely be giving this a try )

Snickerdoodle is such a fun word to say, and I'm sure these little nut and date balls would be equally fun to eat. I like the fact that it's a really simple recipe and doesn't take much time at all to prepare. Anything with almonds and coconut makes me perk up, and I plan on making these soon. This would be a great addition to a holiday cookie tray.

A no-bake, high protein dessert made with healthy, wholesome ingredients?! I love it! This snickerdoodle balls are spiced, nutty, and not too sweet. If you are trying to reduce your added sugar intake, try unsweetened flaked coconut. Additionally, you may use coconut oil instead of coconut extract since that is easier to find and you may already have it in your house!

These look delicious, and I love that they're made with healthy ingredients. The story about the doodles is too cute, too!


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