Dark Chocolate Energy Balls

These Dark Chocolate Energy Balls are perfect for when you are craving something sweet. They are super simple to make and require 6 ingredients, one bowl, and a food processor to make.  

They are the perfect snack to make and eat on the go. I like to make my energy balls ahead of time and keep them in the fridge for whenever I am feeling like having something sweet.

These no bake Dark Chocolate Energy Balls are fun and easy to make. They are filled with oats, dark chocolate, dates, cashew butter, flaxseed and cinnamon.  They also would be super fun to make with your little ones. Especially when it came to rolling the energy ball mixture into balls and dipping into dark chocolate.

You are first going to start by blending your dates in a high powered blender or food processor. Before doing so, you are going to take out the dates seeds if you haven’t already. If you notice that your dates are a little dry I like to soak mine in a bowl of water for 10 minutes just to add a little moisture before blending. You will notice after you have blended your dates they will stick to the sides of your blender or food processor. Don’t worry, this is what its suppose to look like.

After you have blended the dates you will add oats, dark chocolate, cashew butter, cinnamon, and flaxseeds and blend again. Blend all ingredients until it turns into a crumbly mixture. I like to scoop out the mixture using a small cookie scoop. Not only does this make sure that all the Dark Chocolate Energy Balls are the same size but makes it super simple, which I always love. If you do not have a cookie scoop your hands will work just best. Then using your hands press the mixture together forming it into small balls.

Lastly, heat and melt your dark chocolate chips. You can do this on the stove or microwave. If you are heating it up in the microwave make sure to heat it for 20 seconds, then take it out and stir it. Then repeat this process until it is completely melted. Dip your Dark Chocolate Energy Balls half way and set them on a plate or pan to harden. Or if you are like me, I didn’t wait till they hardened and ate them right away!

If you make this recipe I would love if you would snap a photo of your food and share it with me on instagram @itsallgoodvegan.com. I can’t wait to see how you like it!

Dark Chocolate Energy Balls

  • Servings: 9 balls
  • Difficulty: easy
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These Dark Chocolate Energy Balls are perfect for when you are craving something sweet. They are super simple to make and require 6 ingredients, one bowl, and a blender to make.


Ingredients

  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 3 Tbsp dark chocolate, for energy balls
  • ½ cup cashew butter
  • 3 dates, pit removed
  • 1 Tbsp flax seeds
  • ¼ cup dark chocolate melted, for dipping (optional)

Directions

  1. Blend your dates in a high powered blender or food processor.
  2. Add oats, dark chocolate, cashew butter, cinnamon, and flaxseeds and blend again.
  3. Using your hands scoop and press the mixture together forming it into small balls. Set in the fridge while you heat up the chocolate.
  4. Heat and melt your dark chocolate chips. You can do this on the stove or microwave. If you are heating it up in the microwave make sure to heat it for 20 seconds, then take it out and stir it. Then repeat this process until it is completely melted.
  5. Take your energy balls from the fridge. Dip your Dark Chocolate Energy Balls halfway into the chocolate and set them on a plate or pan to harden.
  6. Leftovers will last in the fridge for 5-7 days.


Make it Your Own

  • Swap out the flax seeds with hemp seeds or chia seeds.
  • Substitute cashew butter for any nut butters like almond or peanut.
  • Making these Dark Chocolate Energy Balls for your family? Double the recipe.

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