Stop spending so much money on those energy bars!
These balls have the same ingredients, and are crazy-easy to make at home.
They make a great base to build on, a drop of peppermint oil takes them over the top!
After shaping into balls, roll ball into optional-but-encouraged: cacao powder, cacao nibs, toasted coconut flakes, hemp hearts, chia seeds, or crushed pistachios!
Prep ahead and store in the fridge up to 5 days, or in the freezer for up to 3 months.
Grab when you most need a bite of energy, a treat of chocolate, or a snack to keep you on track!
Gluten-free, dairy-free, grain-free, vegan, and delicious!
- ½ cup Pitted Dates
- 1 cup Walnuts (raw)
- 3 tbsps Cacao Powder
- 1½ tbsps Almond Butter
- ⅛ tsp Sea Salt
- Add the dates, nuts, cacao powder, almond butter and sea salt and to the bowl of a food processor. Run the processor until the date mixture forms a ball and comes together.
- Form the mixture into small balls with your hands.
- Roll ball into any optional-but-encouraged toppings (see Notes)
- Refrigerate in a sealed container. Transports well for on-the-go eating. Enjoy!
No Walnuts: Use raw cashews almonds, macadamia, pecan, or a mix of whatever you can rustle up.
Allergic to Nuts: Try lightly toasted sunflower seeds and/or pumpkin seeds, and sunbutter in place of the almond butter.
Troubleshooting: If balls are not coming together, add a teaspoon of coconut oil to the food processor. If they are too sticky when rolling, pop in refrigerator and let them firm up.
Prep Hacks: Make ahead and store in the fridge up to 5 days, or in the freezer for up to 3 months. Grab when you most need a bite of energy, a treat of chocolate, or a snack to keep you on track.
Foods that Heal: Cacao has an impressive ability to act on the neurotransmitters that positively affect mood and has 40 times more antioxidants than blueberries!