Almond Date & Chocolate Energy Balls

Almond Date & Chocolate Energy Balls

It’s always great to have some delicious, energy packed snacks around when you need a pick up me in the afternoon, need to recover after an intense workout, or just want a delicious sweet snack. This recipe is one I always reach for when I want something like this around. You can use any nut you like and make them with or without the chocolate (but seriously make thme with!). The dates add a great sweetness and the almonds pack in the protein.

Almond Date and Chocolate Energy Balls


  • 2 cups roasted almonds
  • 20 pitted dates
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. salt (leave out if nuts are salted
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1.5 cups vegan chocolate chips

Cooking Directions

  1. Add the dates to a food processor and pulse until they begin to form a paste.
  2. Add the almonds, salt, cinnamon, and vanilla extract. Pulse until they begin to form a thick dough/paste. You will need to scrape down the sides. They are pulsed enough when you can form a ball when you press the mixture in your hands. If you won’t firm up, add a touch of melted coconut oil.
  3. Roll the almond and date mixture into about 20 balls.
  4. Melt the chocolate chips in a double boiler or the microwave.
  5. Line a baking sheet with parchment. Dip the ball in the chocolate and then place on the baking sheet. Repeat.

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