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Horizontal image of a blue ceramic bowl with two handles and an orange rim, filled with homemade energy balls, on a white background with scattered oats, dates, and nuts in soft focus.

No-Bake Chocolate Energy Balls

  • Author: Kelli McGrane
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 24 balls 1x


Naturally sweetened and packed full of fiber, healthy fats, and protein, these no-bake chocolate energy balls are the perfect snack.


  • ¼ cup raw almonds, or other unroasted nut of choice
  • ¾ cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • 2 tablespoons ground flax seed
  • 23 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 10 ounces medjool dates
  • 12 tablespoons coconut oil, melted


  1. Place almonds in a food processor and pulse until finely chopped. Add oats, ground flax seed, and cocoa powder. Pulse until well combined.
  2. Add dates and pulse for 30 seconds, or until mixture is combined and crumbly. Drizzle 1 tablespoon melted coconut oil over mixture and pulse for a few seconds, or until the mixture is sticky and holds together. If still crumbly, add more oil and pulse again.
  3. Roll into 24 1-inch balls and place in a baking dish or on a tray.
  4. Refrigerate for 20 minutes, or until firm. Enjoy immediately, or keep leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Category: Snacks
  • Method: No-Cook, No-Bake
  • Cuisine: Vegan

Keywords: energy bites, chocolate, dates, oats