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Raw Cacao Energy Balls

Raw cacao energy balls that are healthy and made from scratch - vegan, paleo, dairy free and gluten free friendly
Course Appetisers/Snacks
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 344kcal
Author Charla


  • 1 cup of pitted medjool dates 150g
  • 2 teaspoon of raw cacao powder
  • 2 tablespoon of raw cacao nibs
  • ½ cup of almonds 75g
  • ½ cup of walnuts 60g
  • teaspoon of vanilla powder
  • 2 tablespoon of raisins
  • teaspoon of nutmeg
  • pinch of himalayan pink salt
  • Extra cacao for dusting optional


  • Soak the dates in warm water for 10 minutes
  • Blitz the almonds and walnuts on high speed for 45 seconds, using a S blade. You want the consistency to be semi fine, not chunks or completely ground - somewhere in between.
  • Add the cacao powder, salt, nutmeg cacao nibs, raisins, vanilla and pitted dates to the nut mix
  • Process for approximately 1 minute or until a huge ball is formed
  • Roll the dough into miniature balls and dust in excess cacao powder (optional, not required)


  • It is essential that you use a food processor in order to make the energy balls
  • The amount of energy balls made will vary depending on size of each ball.
  • Make sure to use "cacao" vegan chocolate powder and not "cocoa" which isn't dairy free
  • If you want to make more I would recommend making a separate batch so everything grinds down evenly.
  • The balls are freezer friendly or refrigerate and consume within a few days.
  • You can use another form of date if you can't get hold of medjools


Calories: 344kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 76mg | Potassium: 508mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 55IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 85mg | Iron: 2mg