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chocolate energy balls

Gluten-Free Chocolate Fudge Energy Balls

Servings 7 balls
Calories 56 kcal


  • 60 g Pitted medjool dates
  • 3 tbsp Water
  • 10 g Cacao powder (or cocoa powder)
  • 15 g Pumpkin seeds
  • 15 g Cashew nuts
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract


  • Place the dates and water in a food processor and blend until smooth (or at least until most of the chunks have gone)
  • Crush the pumpkin seeds and cashew nuts into small chunks or until powdered – this depends on personal preference (I use the milling blade on my Nutribullet, but you can roll them in a tea towel and bash with a rolling pin, or blend in the food processor)
  • Place the dates, pumpkin seeds and cashew nuts in the food processor, then add the cacao powder and vanilla extract and blend until the mixture gathers together
  • Put some cacao powder and/or coconut flakes onto a plate, then remove the mixture from the food processor and make a small amount into a ball, before rolling it in the cacao powder/coconut flakes
  • Repeat with each ball
  • (The mixture will be very sticky before rolling it in the coating, so it’s easiest to make a rough ball shape with your finger tips and then shape it into more of a ball when rolling in the cacao powder/coconut flakes)
  • These can be eaten immediately, or put in the fridge first