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Chocolate No-Bake Vegan Energy Balls

These chocolate no-bake vegan energy balls are the perfect grab n’ go snack when you’re in a hurry. Oh, and they’re totally addictive.

Side view of plate of energy balls surrounded by chia seeds, flax meal, and spoon with nut butter

These chocolate no-bake vegan energy balls are what I like to call a happy accident.

I’m always looking for ways to include my toddler in the kitchen – he loves to cook and loves to eat, but it’s hard to keep his grabby hands off things that are either sharp or hot.

These snack balls are the perfect project for little hands!

Plate of chocolate no-bake vegan energy balls surrounded by chia seeds, flax meal, and spoon with nut butter

What goes in Vegan Energy Balls?

These balls start with dates as the base, and then get some almond flour and coconut flour to make them a little less sticky than the traditional date bars or balls.

(If you’re looking for a more traditional date-based bar, try my Nutty Espresso Bars or my Sweet n’ Spicy Bars!)

Chia seeds are added to provide protein, fiber, and omega-3s. Flaxseed meal is a rich source of healthy fat, antioxidants, and fiber, and gets added to the mix. The seeds contain protein, lignans, and the essential fatty acid.

The nutrients in flaxseed also may help lower the risk of diabetescancer, and heart disease.

Almond butter and cocoa powder give them the perfect chocolate & nut butter flavor, and round out the texture as well.

How do you make Vegan Energy Balls?

These chocolate vegan energy balls could not be easier to make. Simply add all ingredients to the bowl of your food processor, and pulse until you have a “dough” of sorts that you can roll into balls.

If it’s too dry and isn’t holding together, pulse in water one tablespoon at a time until it holds.

How can little hands help?

Have a little one that likes to help you cook? These snack balls are the perfect project for little hands!

Measure out your ingredients ahead of time, and set out your food processor. Let your kid(s) pour all the ingredients into the food processor.

You can also pull open the dates, then let them pull out the pits and put the dates into the food processor once they are pitted.

Once all your ingredients are in the food processor, close it up and let them push the button to pulse! They love to watch everything break up.

How long will these last?

I recommend storing these in a sealed container in the fridge for up to a week. They might last longer, but I have no idea because we can’t keep them in our house any longer than that!

Chocolate No-Bake Vegan Energy Balls

Chocolate No-Bake Vegan Energy Balls

Yield: 18 balls
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

These chocolate no-bake vegan energy balls are the perfect grab n' go snack when you're in a hurry. Oh, and they're totally addictive.

Ingredients

  • 10 medjool dates, , pitted
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1/4 cup almond butter
  • 2 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 2 Tbsp coconut flour
  • 2 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 Tbsp flaxmeal
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 Tbsp water

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in the bowl of a food processor. Pulse until mixture begins to stick together.
  2. If mixture appears dry, or won't hold together, add water 1 Tablespoon at a time, until the mixture will hold.
  3. Roll into balls using your hands. Place balls in the fridge for 10-15 minutes or until slightly firm before eating.
  4. Leftovers can be stored in the fridge for up to a week in a sealed container - if you can keep them around that long!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 18 Serving Size: 18 balls
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 90Saturated Fat: 1gSodium: 67mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 3gSugar: 9gProtein: 2g
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