Dark Chocolate Energy Bites

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Dark Chocolate Energy Bites

Dark Chocolate Energy Bites are like little bites of heaven. They're made with dates, cocoa powder, walnuts, almond butter, and a sprinkle of hemp hearts. These are perfect for when you need a quick energy boost, and they taste like a guilt-free chocolate treat.
My Notes:
Prep Time25 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Meal Type: Dessert, Snacks
Special: 10 Ingredients or Less, 30 Minutes or Less, Freezer-Friendly, Gluten-Free, Kid-Friendly, Oil-Free, Seasonal (Cold Weather), Seasonal (Hot Weather), Soy-Free
Tool: Food Processor
Ingredient: Almonds, Chocolate, walnuts
Servings: 20 (makes 20 balls)
Ingredients
  • 1 cup(s) dates pitted
  • 2 cup(s) walnuts
  • 6 tablespoon(s) cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoon(s) hemp hearts (see notes for subs)
  • 1/4 salt
  • 3 tablespoon(s) almond butter (or sub another nut or seed butter)
  • 1 tablespoon(s) coconut oil melted (omit for oil-free)
Instructions
  • Add the dates to a food processor and pulse until a ball forms or until it is blended. Scoop out and set aside. Now add the walnuts to the food processor and pulse into a fine meal. Add the cocoa powder, hemp hearts and salt and blitz a few more times to combine.
  • Add the dates back into the food processor, along with the almond butter and melted coconut oil, and pulse to combine. Scoop out the mixture and form into 20 balls. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week or in the freezer for up to 1 month.
Notes
Hemp Heart Substitutes: If you don't have hemp hearts on hand for your energy ball recipe, you can try substituting them with other ingredients like chia seeds, flax seeds, sunflower seeds, or chopped nuts (e.g., almonds, walnuts, or pecans) to add a similar nutty texture and nutritional value. Just keep in mind that the flavor and texture may vary slightly based on your choice of substitute, so go with what you have available and enjoy experimenting!
Nutrition
Serving: 1energy ball (recipe makes 20 energy balls) | Calories: 134kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 141mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 15IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 1mg
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