Chocolate Energy Balls

Apr 1, 2021
Snacks + Treats

Chocolate Energy Balls


  • 1 1/2 cups pitted dates (you can also use 1/2 dates and 1/2 figs)
  • 1 cup raw unsalted almonds (use any nuts you like)
  • 1/4 cup hemp or chia seeds
  • 2 tablespoons cacao powder or cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons almond butter
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon (more to taste) or 1 drop doTERRA cinnamon essential oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


Place the dates in a microwave-safe bowl and cover them in water. Heat them in the microwave on high for 45 seconds to soften them. Remove the dates from water and place them in a food processor. Reserve the water if needed to loosen up the mixture. Place all the other ingredients in the food processor and pulse until combined and finely chopped. If the mixture is dry and not sticking together easily, add the reserved water 1 teaspoon at a time for moisture. Next, roll the batter into golf ball-size circles and place them on a cookie sheet. Transfer them to the freezer for about an hour. Remove and place them in a freezer-safe container or bag. Store it in the freezer. The energy balls are best when slightly defrosted, cold but not too hard. Have it as a healthy snack!

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Written by Julie Davey, NP

With 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry Julie has helped hundreds of overwhelmed people transform their lives by healing their bodies with natural medicine.

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