No-Bake Gingerbread Balls

You may see a few gingerbread cookies this holiday season, but how about gingerbread balls?? Probably not! This recipe has that cardinal holiday flavor, but is so much more simple and quick to whip up. Just make sure you have a food processor on hand. If you don’t, then ask for one for Christmas!


Gingerbread Balls

Gingerbread Balls

No-Bake Gingerbread Balls

An foolproof, 4-step, no bake gingerbread recipe that is sweetened with dates and molasses.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Diet: Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword: Gingerbread, Gingerbread Dessert, No-Bake Dessert
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 18 balls


  • 1 cup cashews raw, unsalted
  • 1 cup walnuts raw, unsalted
  • 6 dates pitted
  • 3 Tbsp molasses
  • 1 tsp cinnamon ground
  • 1/2 tsp ginger ground
  • 1 dash cloves ground
  • 1 dash nutmeg ground
  • 1 pinch salt
  • shredded coconut unsweetened


  • Add all ingredients (except coconut) to a food processor. Process until a sticky dough forms. There will be some visible bits of nuts. 
  • Roll the dough with your hands into 1 1/2" balls. Place balls on parchment paper lined cookie sheet. 
  • Place shredded coconut in a food processor and process until it is a powder-like consistency.
  • Gently roll each ball into the coconut powder.


Any nuts can be substituted for the cashews and walnuts. 
Store in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to a week or the freezer if keeping them longer than a week. 
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For another quick and simple no-bake recipe try the Chocolate Snowballs!


Recipe modified from Tasty Yummies.

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