Chocolate Coated Energy Balls | Vg, GF

Hey everyone, as you already know, I’m trying to eat nothing but whole foods this month. As I result, I’ve been trying to come up with a few more snack ideas. As I’ve previously said, I can still eat Nakd bars, but I don’t want to get bored of them either. So, today I’m creating little energy balls. Nakd bar inspired (ish) but different enough to be a nice alternative.  

I’ve used dates and almonds, so the recipe is naturally sweet. If this isn’t enough to give you your sweet fix, I’ve also thrown in a chocolate coated option. If you use chocolate with a high cocoa percentage, they’re still quite healthy as you’ll only be using a small amount. 

I’ve included the nutritional information below for the recipe without the chocolate. 

This recipe is vegan, gluten free, soy free and dairy free. 

Serves 10 

Prep time: 5 minutes 


  • 200g pitted dates 
  • ½ cup gluten free oats 
  • ½ cup raw almonds  
  • A scoop chocolate flavour vegan protein  
  • 1tsp orange oil  
  • 1tbsp almond butter 
  • 1tbsp chia seeds 

If you’re using chocolate you’ll need roughly 10g per energy ball 


  1. Place all ingredients other than the chocolate into a food processor and pulse for 1 minute until ingredients are fully combined. They should be slightly sticky and easy to mould. 
  2. Once combined, take a tbsp and mould into balls with your hands, they should be roughly the size of golf balls.  
  3. If you’re making chocolate coated ones, melt the required amount of chocolate in a microwave for about a minute, checking every 20 seconds.   
  4. When chocolate is melted, remove from microwave and leave to cool foe a couple of minutes. The chocolate shouldn’t be too runny when you coat the balls. As it’s starting to firm, roll balls in the melted chocolate, making sure they’re fully coated then leave on a plate/ baking tray in the fridge to set. 

Chocolate Energy Balls



Until next time,



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  1. 20th March 2018 / 7:01 pm

    I am definitely gonna try these!!! I am addicted to the Nakd and the bounce balls but I really wanna make my own, can’t wait to try these!!!

    R x

  2. 20th March 2018 / 7:03 pm

    Oh my goodness I love the sound of these!!! I’m going to add these to my shopping list and give making them a go at the weekend! It’s hard to find df snacks and like you say, you don’t want to get bored of tasty nakd bars so these are a great alternative, thanks for the recipe!
    PaleGirlRambling xo

  3. 20th March 2018 / 7:04 pm

    Ooo these look and sound delicious. Deffo a guilt-free treat!
    Think these will be on my next thing to make 🙂
    Thanks for posting the recipe.

    Aimsy xoxo

  4. 20th March 2018 / 7:11 pm

    Oh I love energy balls and they have chocolate, yeh .

  5. Huda
    20th March 2018 / 7:15 pm

    Yumm! I don’t know how you always make the healthiest/yummiest snacks! I am definitely going to be trying this!

  6. 20th March 2018 / 7:17 pm

    Wow wow wow these sound amaaaazing. I am on the diet to end all diets and need a good chocolate fix every so often so these would be perfect!

  7. 20th March 2018 / 7:49 pm

    Oh my gosh these look delicious! I actually have all the ingredients, so might give them a go after dinner. Will let you know how I get on!

  8. 20th March 2018 / 7:51 pm

    These look delicious, I’m definitely going to give them a try!

  9. 20th March 2018 / 8:20 pm

    These look delicious Thanks for the recipie! I will definitely be trying these! X

  10. 20th March 2018 / 9:16 pm

    These look so yummy! I love making energy balls, so will have to try your recipe 🙂


  11. 20th March 2018 / 9:16 pm

    These look so yummy! I love making energy balls, so will have to try your recipe soon 🙂


  12. Willflirtforfood
    20th March 2018 / 10:03 pm

    Oh my god these look amazing!

  13. 21st March 2018 / 12:10 am

    These look soooooo good. I’m definitely going to be making these! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  14. 21st March 2018 / 5:14 am

    This is a great recipe… simple and functional but also tasteful.

  15. 21st March 2018 / 10:25 am

    Simple and delicious. My mouth is watering as I read this!

  16. 21st March 2018 / 12:50 pm

    Ooh these look perfectly indulgent but healthy too ☺️ Will give them a go at some point! x

  17. 21st March 2018 / 12:59 pm

    Omg, my stomach actually made a noise while reading this. Not kidding. This looks epic

  18. 21st March 2018 / 3:36 pm

    You have so many amazing recipes! I would love to try these too along with all the other recipes you have!!


  19. 21st March 2018 / 3:36 pm

    You have so many amazing recipes! I would love to try these too along with all the other recipes you have!!


  20. 22nd March 2018 / 5:02 pm

    I LOVE dates and chia seeds so there’s really no way I wouldn’t find these DELISH! I’ll have to try this, thanks for the easy recipe!

  21. 22nd March 2018 / 5:11 pm

    oh my these look delicious and are making me so so hungry! i want! what a nice recipe! i can never say no to chocolate! xx corinne

  22. 22nd March 2018 / 5:20 pm

    These look absolutely DELICIOUS! I’ve been wanting to make energy balls for sometime now but it has become a sing song in my head so here’s hoping l get round to it soon. Thanks for the recipe lovely!

    MJ x

  23. 22nd March 2018 / 5:36 pm

    These sound delicious and the perfect thing I should try out! Any chocolate treats are always the best!

  24. 22nd March 2018 / 6:28 pm

    Ok the word ‘chocolate’ sucked my right in haha!! These sound so delicious! Now I’m home from uni and have more time to actually make things instead of just eating everything pre-packaged, I’m going to give these a go – they sound like such a nice snack! x

  25. 4th April 2018 / 4:11 pm

    My mum and sister would absolutely love these! I’m not a fan of dates, but this is definitely a recipe I’ll have to pass on to my mum!
    Aleeha xXx

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