Chocolate energy balls

Updated September 9, 2022
These no-bake chocolate energy balls are made with just 5 wholesome ingredients and are the perfect pick me up! Vegan and gluten-free.
Total Time 10 mins
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These chocolate energy balls are the PERFECT pick me up! They’re nutty, chewy and packed with all the good stuff.

Why you’ll love this recipe

I just know you’ll love these chocolate peanut butter energy balls! They’re:

  • Vegan and gluten-free
  • Made with 5 wholesome ingredients
  • A source of fibre and protein
  • A super easy no-bake snack!
chocolate peanut butter energy balls

How to make chocolate peanut butter energy balls:

Blend together the oats and almonds, then separately blend the dates, cocoa powder and peanut butter into a smooth paste. Mix the two together to form a sticky dough and roll into balls!

Notes on this recipe

  • You can use rolled oats or porridge oats in this recipe. Do NOT use steel cut oats as these cannot be consumed raw.
  • If you don’t have almonds, you can substitute walnuts, peanuts, or hazelnuts.
  • If your dates are too hard, soak them in hot water for a few minutes to soften them up.
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FAQ

Can I make nut-free chocolate energy balls?

Yes! Simply swap the peanut butter for tahini or sunbutter, and replace the almonds with sunflower or pumpkin seeds.

How long do energy balls last?

Prepared energy balls will last in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

Why won’t my energy balls stick together?

If your energy balls aren’t sticking together, try adding a little water to help the mixture bind.

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5 from 2 votes

Chocolate Energy Balls

These no-bake chocolate energy balls are made with just 5 wholesome ingredients and are the perfect pick me up! Vegan and gluten-free.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: vegan
Servings: 8 balls
Calories: 94kcal
Author: Shivani Raja

Ingredients

  • ½ cup/ 50 grams Oats rolled oats or porridge oats
  • ⅛ cup/ 20 grams Raw Almonds or hazelnuts/peanuts/walnuts
  • 4 Medjool Dates soft and sticky
  • 2 tsp Cocoa Powder
  • 1 tsp Peanut Butter

Instructions

  • Add the oats and almonds to a blender or food processor and grind into a fine powder. Add the powder to a medium bowl and set aside.
  • Check your dates are soft by giving them a squeeze. If they are too firm, soak the dates in hot water for a few minutes until soft and squidgy.
  • Add the dates, peanut butter and cocoa powder to the blender and blend until creamy and well combined. If it is not blending, you can add a little water.
  • Add the blended date mixture to the bowl and use your hands to bring everything together into a sticky dough. 
  • Roll the dough into 8-10 balls and enjoy!

Shivani’s Tips

  • If the mixture is too wet, add a few oats to help bind it. If it is too dry, add a little water. The mixture should be sticky and easy to roll into balls.
  • These energy balls will keep in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

NUTRITION

Serving size: 2 energy balls
Calories: 96 kcal | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 0.4g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 9mg | Carbohydrates: 16.6g | Fiber: 2.5g | Sugar: 7.4g | Protein: 2.7g 

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