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Ball shaped chocolate and coconut snacks.

Healthy chocolate energy balls recipe

Juliette | Flourishing Kitchen
Ready in around ten minutes these little chocolate energy balls are gorgeously squishy and melt in the mouth. Made with raw cacao, dates, ground almonds and dessicated coconut.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine Vegan
Servings 7


  • Food processor with an s-blade.
  • Chopping board.
  • Large plate.
  • Teaspoon.
  • Measuring Cup.
  • Kettle.


  • 1 tablespoon cacao powder, or cocoa if you find raw cacao too strong.
  • 1 cup Medjool or Zamali dates (about 12)
  • ½ cup desiccated coconut.
  • ½ cup ground almonds.
  • 2 tablespoon water.
  • ¼ cup desiccated coconut for rolling.


  • Remove the pits from the dates then add them to a small bowl. Pour over some just boiled water from the kettle and allow them to soak for about 5 minutes to soften. Then drain, saving about 2 tablespoon of the soak water for later.
  • Into the food processor add ½ cup desiccated coconut, ground almonds, pitted dates, cacao powder and the soak water you saved. Mix for a couple of minutes until it all comes together and is completely smooth.
  • To make the energy balls, you'll need to use a teaspoon and your hands for rolling. But first, spread the remaining ¼ cup of desiccated coconut onto a large plate. Dip your teaspoon into the food processor and take out a heaped teaspoons worth of mixture. Now roll the mixture into a ball with your hands. It's all pretty delicate and squidgy in texture at this point.
  • Set down the rolled balls onto the plate and roll them over the dessicated coconut to cover. You should be able to make about 18-20 little balls. Store them in a sealed container in the refrigerator, for up to 3 days.
Keyword bliss balls, energy balls, raw chocolate recipes
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