Vegan, paleo and whole30 approved no-bake chocolate date energy balls, made with few clean ingredients. Curb your sweet cravings with this healthier homemade version of your gourmet box chocolate!

chocolate energy balls in a two bowls with pink cloth

I’ll admit, I am not the typical chocoholic you know, and likely not a chocoholic at all. By all means I don’t crave chocolate very often, nor do I eat chocolate candy products, but I do love a good Chocolate Energy Ball!

I have been making these chocolate energy balls for years. At home, both Ron and I don’t consume a lot of sweets, so for us this is the treat our hearts crave.

This chocolate energy balls is made with few super clean ingredients, that are packed with amazing nutrients that will make you feel good all day. Hence ‘energy’ balls.

Date (a natural sweetener) and a good cocoa powder can be a magical and powerful combination. In the past I used pure cocoa powder to make my homemade chocolate energy balls, but nowadays I found this cocoa powder mix that is loaded with awesome ingredients such as Turmeric, MCT, Lucuma and 4 superfoods.

Regardless of the brand you choose, make sure your cocoa powder is natural without sugars, flavorings and additives. Consuming cocoa products is a great source of antioxidants, can supports mental focus and is energy boosting!

a white plate with chocolate energy balls, sprinkled with sea salt
A white plate with chocolate energy balls, sprinkled with sea salt

if you enjoyed this recipe, here are a few other similar recipes you might like:

Almond Butter Stuffed Dates

Chocolate Almond Butter Cups

Coconut Protein Buckeyes

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Chocolate Date Energy Balls

by Silvia
Vegan, paleo and whole30 approved chocolate date energy balls, made with few clean ingredients!
Prep: 28 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes
Total: 33 minutes
Servings: 20 balls


  • food processor


  • 1 cup medjool dates, pitted
  • 1/2 cup creamy almond butter
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp cacao powder
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
  • Maldon salt


  • Add first six ingredients to a food processor and pulse until mixture is well blended
  • Using your tablespoon measurer start to form balls, rolling between your hands until mixture sticks into a ball shape
  • Transfer chocolate balls to the fridge for at least half hour. Alternatively you can place it in the freeze for 10 minutes
  • Meanwhile, melt chocolate chips either in the microwave or double boiler
  • To coat the chocolate balls with melted chocolate you can either dip the chocolate balls into the melted chocolate or you can drizzle melted chocolate over the balls to coat.
  • Add a pinch of Maldon sea salt on top of each chocolate ball and bring back to the fridge to set.
  • Keep chocolate balls in air tight container

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Keyword: Chocolate, Energy Balls
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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