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! 

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Chocolate Energy Balls
 
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Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • ½ cup Pitted Dates
  • 1 cup Walnuts (raw)
  • 3 tbsps Cacao Powder
  • 1½ tbsps Almond Butter
  • ⅛ tsp Sea Salt
Instructions
  1. 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.
  2. Form the mixture into small balls with your hands.
  3. Roll ball into any optional-but-encouraged toppings (see Notes)
  4. Refrigerate in a sealed container. Transports well for on-the-go eating. Enjoy!
Notes
Roll-in: After shaping into balls, roll ball into optional-but-encouraged: cacao powder, cacao nibs, toasted coconut flakes, hemp hearts, chia seeds, or crushed pistachios!

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!

 

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