These healthy Chocolate and Dates Energy Balls are great as a regular snack, healthy sweet treat or post-workout energy booster! You only need 4 ingredients and 10 minutes to have these chocolate bliss balls ready be served! Another favorite healthy snack recipe of mine are these Blackberry Coconut Bliss Balls
Easy Chocolate and Dates Energy Balls Recipe
No bake energy balls are one of my favorite snacks! Why?
- They are sweet, first of all, without having to worry about refined sugar. You just grab a couple of these energy bites and satisfy your sweet tooth cravings. No
- They are healthy, loaded with “super foods” to make them extra nutritious!
- They are quite perfect when it comes to various diets: vegan, kept dairy-free, paleo and gluten free too.
I absolutely love these chocolate bliss balls!
You only need 4 ingredients to make these no bake chocolate and dates energy balls:
- Dates – Use fresh Medjool dates if possible, as they contain enough moisture to create the perfect consistency to roll the bliss balls. You need to remove the pit before adding it to the food processor.
- Raw Almonds
- Chia Seeds
- Cacao Powder
In less than 10 minutes you’ll have these energy balls ready to be devoured.
How to make chocolate, dates and chia seeds energy balls?
This is probably one of the easiest recipes you’ll find for a healthy snack! Have attached some step by step photos to show you how easy is to make energy balls and also a video too
- You just add ingredients into a food processor and pulse to combine.
- If your mixture is quite dried (an happen if your dates are quite dry) and does not stick together, add 1 teaspoon of water at a time while processing the ingredients.
- Once the mixture becomes sticky, form balls and roll them in chia seeds.
- Refrigerate for 1 hour.
Once the mixture has been rolled into balls, they will not stick to your hands and you can leave them uncoated (if that’s how you prefer them) Alternatively, you can coat them with chia seeds or even coconut flakes or with freeze-dried fruit powder.
My dates were quite dry, so I had to add a bit of water too, as you can see in my video! You can add a bit of coconut oil if you prefer
You will also notice that my raw energy balls are covered in white chia seeds 🙂
I am trying to make them looking like having sesame seeds, as my daughter really likes them and I am hoping she will give them a try this way 🙂
Can I change ingredients for chocolate bliss balls?
Of course you can! You can substitute some of the ingredients with some other preferred ones. For example, you can substitute raw almonds with cashews, hazelnuts, walnuts or even pecans.
Even more, if you don’t want chocolate energy balls, you can leave out the cocoa powder altogether and add berries or other dried fruit, even shredded coconut.
More Raw Desserts Recipes for you to try!
- 8.5 oz Dates (Medjool)
- 2 oz Raw Almonds
- 3 tablespoons cacao powder
- 3 oz Chia Seeds
- Add the almonds in to the food processor and pulse until they are coarsely chopped.
- Add the rest of the ingredients in to the processor and mix on low speed for about 2 minutes (stop to scrape down sides if needed) until the ingredients come together to form a "dough".
- If needed you can add a little water, a teaspoon at a time to get a dough like consistency. (See notes)
- Turn out the sticky "dough" in to a bowl.
- Roll the "dough" in to small balls.
- You can re-roll these in cacao powder if you like.
- Store in an airtight container, in the fridge.
The ingredients need to be processed for at least 2 minutes. It will be a dry mix at first but will slowly start to stick together to form a dough. You can check it by taking a little of the mix in to your hand and squeezing it. If it holds or sticks together then it's ready. If it is already finely chopped but not holding together - add a little water while processing.
Amount Per Serving Calories 251Total Fat 10gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 8gCholesterol 0mgSodium 3mgCarbohydrates 40gFiber 10gSugar 26gProtein 6g