Spooky Matcha Energy Balls

Updated September 13, 2022
These spooky matcha energy balls are the perfect healthy Halloween treat. They are decorated to look like monsters, and are also vegan!
Total Time 10 mins
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matcha energy balls with edible eyes decoration

Instead of loading up on refined sugars this Halloween, why not enjoy something which is healthy, vegan, gluten-free, whole foods plant-based, and not to mention super cute? Cue these ‘spooky’ matcha energy balls!

Why you’ll love this recipe

I just know you’ll love this recipe! It’s:

  • Vegan and gluten-free
  • Cute and tasty
  • The PERFECT healthy Halloween treat!
an energy ball with a bite taken from it

How to make matcha energy balls:

Simply add all of the ingredients to a high-powered blender or food processor (photo 1) and pulse until combined (photo 2)!

Once you’ve formed the mixture, roll tablespoonfuls of the dough into balls. Then turn them into mini monsters by adding edible eyes and sliced almonds (photo 3)! You could also use nut butter and desiccated coconut to give your monsters ‘hair’ – feel free to get crazy!

Notes on this recipe

  • If your dates are too firm, soak them in hot water for a few minutes until sticky then drain before using.
  • Store the energy balls in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week.
  • If your blender/ food processor is not high-powered, I recommend pulsing the dry ingredients together first until fine, then adding the dates, to ensure everything is well combined.
energy ball interior

FAQ

What is matcha?

Matcha is a Japanese green tea made by grinding tea leaves into a fine powder. As matcha is a form of the whole leaf, it contains more antioxidants than brewed tea leaves. Matcha has a vibrant green colour and strong tea flavour.

Can I make these nut-free?

Yes! Simply swap the almonds for sunflower seeds.

Why aren’t my energy balls sticking together?

If the dough is not coming together, add a little water 1 tsp at a time and continue to pulse in your food processor until sticky. If the dough is too wet, add a few more oats and pulse.

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matcha energy balls with edible eyes decoration
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Spooky Matcha Energy Balls

These spooky matcha energy balls are the perfect healthy Halloween treat. They are decorated to look like monsters, and are also vegan!
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: vegan
Servings: 8 balls
Calories: 77kcal
Author: Shivani Raja

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup/ 70 grams Pitted Dates soft and sticky
  • ¼ cup/ 50 grams Raw Almonds use sunflower seeds for nut-free option
  • ¼ cup/ 30 grams Oats
  • ½ tsp Matcha Powder
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract

To decorate:

  • Edible eyes
  • 1 tbsp Raw Almonds sliced in halves

Instructions

  • Check that your dates are soft by squishing them between your fingers. If they are not soft enough, soak the dates in hot water for a few minutes until soft then drain.
  • Add the dates, oats, almonds, matcha powder, and vanilla extract to a high-speed blender or food processor.
  • Pulse to combine. The mixture should form a sticky dough. If it is not coming together, add a little water 1 tsp at a time and continue to pulse until a dough forms. If the dough is too wet, add a few more oats and pulse.
  • Take tablespoonfuls of the dough and roll between your hands to form balls. To make mini monsters, use teaspoonfuls of dough.
  • Decorate the matcha energy balls by adding edible eyes and the sliced almonds for the mouths. Enjoy!

Shivani’s Tips

  • The energy balls will keep in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week.
 

Nutrition

Per energy ball
Calories: 77 kcal | Fat: 3.4g | Saturated Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 1mg | Carbohydrates: 10.5g | Fiber: 2.1g | Sugar: 5.9g | Protein: 2.3g 

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