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Chocolate Energy Balls

Energy balls, energy bites, circles of deliciousness, whatever you want to call them, we love them.

Here is a no-bake recipe for double chocolate energy balls to fuel you through the busy season.

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No bake energy balls - double chocolate flavor

Energy Balls – My Favorite Homemade Snack

I feel like I am always talking about how busy everyone is, but it’s true, isn’t it? Especially this last quarter of the year.

All of the upcoming holiday events, busier work schedules, and social engagements make the tail end of the year purely chaotic.

Busy days require consistent fuel for optimum productivity. When I have the urge to grab that 2 pm sugary snack, that’s when energy balls are the perfect alternative.

Chocolate Energy Bites

I’d rather chomp into homemade energy bites than a packaged snack when possible. Since I have a pretty wicked food intolerance to almonds, it’s nice to control the ingredients with homemade snacks.

Bonus points for no oven required.

Kids love these double chocolate energy balls, too. If you’re looking for lunch box additions, after school fuel, or something to snack on during practice, definitely consider this recipe.

Extra Chocolatey Energy Balls

Another occasion where I plan to have energy balls within reach is during Christmas cookie baking.

Resisting cookie dough or hot and fresh cookies straight from the oven is quite the challenge when you have a sweet tooth the size of mine.

Perhaps it will help to grab a chocolatey ball instead of a super sugary cookie.

Weighing in at about a smidge over 100 calories per ball, I know these bites are a better option than a lot of other snacks that I tend to grab.

Others suggest breaking up the bites and adding them to Greek yogurt for breakfast. That sounds super tasty to me and, I will definitely try it.

Chocolate energy bites snack

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Chocolate energy balls in process steps
Yield: 16 balls

Double Chocolate Energy Balls Recipe

Double Chocolate Energy Balls Recipe

Homemade power snacks, anyone? The whole family loves these chocolate energy bites. No baking required.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Chill time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup oatmeal
  • 2/3 cup coconut
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup flaxseed meal
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Add oatmeal, coconut and cocoa powder in a food processor and process for 10 seconds or until fine. 
  2. Add flaxseed, chia seeds, honey, coconut oil and vanilla and process until combined, about 15-20 seconds. 
  3. Fold in mini chocolate chips.
  4. Use a 1 tablespoon portion scoop to shape into balls. Set in refrigerator for about 30 minutes to firm up. Store in a resealable bag.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

16

Serving Size:

1 ball

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 79Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 12mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 2gSugar: 3gProtein: 1g

Nutrition facts are an estimate only.

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Natalie

Friday 24th of May 2019

YUM! These energy balls look so delicious! I love homemade snacks that are this easy :)

John Smith

Saturday 24th of November 2018

These would definitely give me energy! I should eat them all day long!

krystal

Thursday 25th of October 2018

This version is a little different than the kind I make - yours look better! YUM!

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