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Healthy Chocolate Energy Balls

Delicious and healthy cacao energy balls made with whole plant-based foods. Refined sugar-free and oil-free.
3.29 from 14 votes
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Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American, Vegan
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 12 Servings
Calories: 53kcal
Author: Linda & Alex


  • 1 cup rolled oats use gluten-free if desired
  • 3 tablespoon cacao or cocoa powder
  • 3 dates pitted
  • 2 tablespoon hulled hemp seeds
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract we use Nielsen-Massey brand
  • Pinch of salt
  • 3 to 4 tablespoon water


  • Put the ingredients in a food processor and start processing. Add one tablespoon of water at a time until it becomes a sticky solid ball.
  • Roll into bite sized pieces and store in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.


The Nutrition Facts are an estimate only.


Calories: 53kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 0mg | Potassium: 60mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 15IU | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 0.9mg
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