Chocolate Date Energy Balls

Energy balls, healthy truffles or date balls, as they are called, are becoming one of the most popular healthy treats out there. They make for the perfect breakfast or a quick energy boost on the go.

They make for the perfect breakfast or a quick energy boost on the go. Energy balls are easy to make, gluten free and can be easily customized to your liking. There has got to be hundreds of variations of energy balls recipes out there and we'd like to you the basics and what you need to create your own favorite energy balls.

​Serving: recipe makes approximately 16 (1-inch) energy balls

​Here’s what you’ll need:

​The base:

  • 1 cup date paste (Date paste can be prepared by blending 2 cups of pitted dates with 1 tbsp of boiling water or coconut. We like to use Medjool dates but any soft dates will do the trick)

  • 3 tbsp nut butter of your choice

  • 2 tbsp raw cocoa powder (optional)

  • 1 tbsp oat flour, almond flour, or coconut flour

  • 2 tbsp maple syrup (or honey)

  • A pinch of salt

​The add-ons:

3 tbsp cup tbsp chocolate chips, chia seeds, sunflower seeds, chopped dried fruits, chopped nuts

​The coating:

Roll your energy balls in shredded coconut, raw cocoa power, cinnamon, dip them in your favorite chocolate or eat them naked!

​Here’s what to do:

  • Combine the date paste, nut butter, raw cocoa, oat flour, maple syrup, and salt.

  • Combine well until all ingredients are well incorporated.

  • Form your dough into 1 inch diameter balls and lay on a parchment lined baking tray.

  • If you are dipping your energy balls in chocolate, now is the time to melt your chocolate.

  • Roll your energy balls into your favoriting coating or dip into your chocolate or both!

  • Refrigerate for at least 30 min.

  • These can be stored in an airtight container for up to two weeks.


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