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Double Chocolate Energy Balls

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I always have a bag of these energy balls in my freezer. Made with dates, seeds, protein powder, cacao, and a hint of cinnamon. And lots of chocolate chips (there's never too many really). You'll need a strong food processor to make these, but if you have one, they're a breeze to put together. Enjoy as a chewy pick-me-up snack or after dinner treat. Coating the outside of each bite with chocolate chips will take a little extra time and patience, especially if you’re a fellow perfectionist – but turn on some music and it’s actually a rather soothing process. For a non-food processor recipe alternative, check out the Low-Carb recipe dropdown.

How To MakeDiet Type: Plant-based

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Shopping List
  • 1 1/2 cups medjool dates, pitted
  • 1 cup sunflower seeds
  • 6 tablespoons vegan protein powder (Note 1)
  • 6 tablespoons cacao powder
  • 2 tablespoons mini chocolate chips (plus extra for optional rolling)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

Instructions
  1. Step 1: If your dates are dry, soak in warm water for 30 to 90 minutes prior to using.
  2. Step 2: Combine all ingredients in a heavy-duty food processor. Pulse until the mixture has broken down into a large, uniformed ball. Depending on the machine, this will take 1 to 3 minutes. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed. If the machine feels warm, pause until it cools.
  3. Step 3: Place the dough on a cutting board and use your hands to roll out ping-pong sized balls.
  4. Step 4: Want a crunchy chocolate outside? Stick or roll extra chocolate chips over the balls. I tend to use my hands to individually stick the mini chocolate chips into the balls. It's time-consuming, but extra delicious.
  5. Serve: Enjoy straight out of the refrigerator or freezer (personal preference) for a chewy treat.

Recipe Notes

Note 1: Vega protein tastes great in these, but you can substitute with any protein powder of choice or use an equal amount of additional sunflower seeds.

Nutrition

I always have a bag of these energy balls in my freezer. Made with dates, seeds, protein powder, cacao, and a hint of cinnamon. And lots of chocolate chips (there's never too many really). You'll need a strong food processor to make these, but if you have one, they're a breeze to put together. Enjoy as a chewy pick-me-up snack or after dinner treat. Coating the outside of each bite with chocolate chips will take a little extra time and patience, especially if you’re a fellow perfectionist – but turn on some music and it’s actually a rather soothing process. For a non-food processor recipe alternative, check out the Low-Carb recipe dropdown.

How To MakeDiet Type: Paleo

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Shopping List
  • 1 1/2 cups medjool dates, pitted
  • 1 cup sunflower seeds
  • 6 tablespoons paleo protein powder (Note 1)
  • 6 tablespoons cacao powder
  • 2 tablespoons mini chocolate chips or cacao nibs (plus extra for optional rolling)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

Instructions
  1. Step 1: If your dates are dry, soak in warm water for 30 to 90 minutes prior to using.
  2. Step 2: Combine all ingredients in a heavy-duty food processor. Pulse until the mixture has broken down into a large, uniformed ball. Depending on the machine, this will take 1 to 3 minutes. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed. If the machine feels warm, pause until it cools.
  3. Step 3: Place the dough on a cutting board and use your hands to roll out ping-pong sized balls.
  4. Step 4: Want a crunchy chocolate outside? Stick or roll extra chocolate chips over the balls. I tend to use my hands to individually stick the mini chocolate chips into the balls. It's time-consuming, but extra delicious.
  5. Serve: Enjoy straight out of the refrigerator or freezer (personal preference) for a chewy treat.

Recipe Notes

Note 1: Protein powder may be substituted with an equal amount of additional sunflower seeds.

Nutrition

I always have a bag of these energy balls in my freezer. Made with sunflower butter, protein powder, cacao, and a hint of cinnamon. And lots of chocolate chips (there's never too many really). Enjoy as a chewy pick-me-up snack or after dinner treat.

How To MakeDiet Type: Low-carb

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Freeze For 3-4 months

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Shopping List
  • 3/4 cup sunflower butter (Note 1)
  • 3/4 cup almond flour
  • 6 tablespoons protein powder of choice
  • 4 1/2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa or cacao powder
  • 3 tablespoons low-carb maple syrup or yacon syrup
  • 3 tablespoons low-carb chocolate chips or cacao nibs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon

Instructions
  1. Step 1: Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Stir with a spatula until a thick dough is formed.
  2. Step 2: Place the dough on a cutting board and use your hands to roll out ping-pong sized balls.
  3. Serve: Enjoy straight out of the refrigerator or freezer for a chewy treat.

Recipe Notes

Note 1: Sunflower butter may be substituted with another smooth nut or seed butter of choice.

Nutrition

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Double Chocolate Energy Balls

PT20M 1 1/2 cups medjool dates, pitted 1 cup sunflower seeds 6 tablespoons vegan protein powder (Note 1) 6 tablespoons cacao powder 2 tablespoons mini chocolate chips (plus extra for optional rolling) 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon Gluten Free Paleo Vegan Low-Carb 16 Servings Ingredients:

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