Chocolate date energy balls - a decadent sweet treat made with just 6 ingredients and comes together in 10 minutes. These chocolate coconut energy balls are the vegan, refined sugar-free and guilt-free freezer-friendly snack that makes a great healthy alternative to oil-fried snacks.
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You could add chia seeds, sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds for extra nutrition and crunch.
Add vanilla or almond extract for extra flavour.
Nut butter is another great way to add healthy fats, proteins and flavour to these no-bake energy bites.
Warm spice such as cinnamon, ginger, cardamom or nutmeg adds a great flavour.
White chocolate chips add an appealing factor for kids.
Tips and Tricks
If the mixture is too dry and you find it difficult to roll into ball, then add extra coconut oil, nut butter or little water to help get the right consistency.
If you think the mixture is too wet, then add dry ingredients such as flaxmeal, oats flour or coconut flour to help set the mixture well.
Consider keeping the mixture in fridge for 30 mins before rolling into balls if you still find it hard to roll after following the above steps.
If you are not using fresh soft dates, then consider soaking for 15-20 mins in hot water to help them soften. Soft dates combine well with other ingredients while blending.
Chill chocolate balls at least 30 minutes before serving to ensure it sets well.
How to store energy bites?
These sweet treat keeps good for 10 days if stored in an airtight container in the fridge.
You could freeze them for longer shelf life. Freeze rolled chocolate energy balls on a baking sheet until solid and then transfer them to a freezer-friendly container or ziplock bag. Ensure to thaw them well in the fridge before serving. Use up within 3 months.
Watch how to make chocolate date energy balls
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1 & 2. Place almonds, desiccated coconut in a food processor container and pulse until it reaches coarse powder consistency.
3 & 4. Now add dates, coconut oil, flax meal (ground flaxseeds), cocoa powder and continue to pulse until the ingredients combine well and come together.
5. Scoop out a portion from a tablespoon and roll it into a ball and keep it on a lined baking sheet. Continue the process until you finish the mixture.
Keep the baking sheet in the fridge for at least 30 minutes for the chocolate energy balls to set.
Enjoy guilt-free no-bake energy balls and store the remaining balls in an airtight container in the fridge/freezer.
These refined sugar-free no-bake energy bites keep good for up to 10 days if stored in a clean airtight jar in the fridge.
You can use cashews, walnuts or pecans instead of almonds. Alternatively, you can use a combination of these nuts.
The natural sweetness from dates is sufficient for me. However, you could add maple syrup, agave syrup, coconut sugar or any sweetener of your choice.
You may have to pause while processing to scrape the date mixture from the sides of the food processor container.
Freeze chocolate date energy balls for longer shelf life. They keep good for up to 3 months.
Chocolate Energy Balls
1 cup = 250ml ; 1 tbsp = 15ml ; 1 tsp = 5ml
- 64 gms/ 1 cup Dates pitted
- 58 gms/ 1 cup Almonds
- 9 gms/ ⅓ cup Desiccated Coconut
- 2 tbsp Cocoa Powder
- 8 gms/ 3 tbsp Flaxmeal (Ground Flaxseed)
- 2 tsp Coconut Oil
- Before you get started, scroll up a little and watch a quick recipe video.
- Check the tips and tricks, notes for extra info and help.
- Place almonds, desiccated coconut in a food processor container and pulse until it reaches coarse powder consistency.
- Now add dates, coconut oil, flax meal (ground flaxseeds), cocoa powder and continue to pulse until the ingredients combine well and come together.
- Scoop out a portion from a tablespoon and roll it into a ball and keep it on a lined baking sheet. Continue the process until you finish the mixture.
- Keep the baking sheet in the fridge for at least 30 minutes for the chocolate energy balls to set.
- Enjoy guilt-free no-bake energy balls and store the remaining balls in an airtight container in the fridge.
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