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Chocolate Energy Balls

This Energy Balls (or bliss balls) are a perfect pick me up snack. The nuts can be substituted for seeds if you have a nut free policy at your school or work.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Servings: 20
Author: Lisa@mummymade.it


  • 1 1/3 cups Dates
  • 1 cup Nuts Walnuts, Pecans, Macadamias
  • 1/4 cup Cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • Optional: 1/2 - 1 Tablespoon Maple Syrup i find they are sweet enough without it
  • Optional; Chia Seeds Sunflower seeds etc
  • Optional; Cocoa or Desiccated Coconut for dusting


  • Place the dates, nuts, cocoa, maple syrup and vanilla extract (with seeds if using) into a food processed and blend until a smooth paste forms. Add a teaspoon or 2 of water if the dates are having trouble blending.
  • If your food processor is more Urkell than Schwarzenegger (or you have a hand held mixer) soak the dates in boiling water to soften them first, then discard the water before blending.
  • Once the mixture is well combined, roll into balls, approximately 1/2-1 Tablespoon per ball.
  • The mixture will make 20-24 balls.
  • If using, roll the balls in Cocoa or Desiccated Coconut.
  • Store in the fridge.