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Cashew Chocolate Protein Energy Balls

These Chocolate Cashew Protein Energy Balls require just four ingredients, a food processor (or heavy duty blender) and a little bit of ball rolling time! They are paleo and whole30 compliant. You can even leave out the protein if looking for a vegan friendly option. The perfect healthy snack that doubles as a treat.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Diet: Gluten Free
  • Yield: About 30 balls 1x
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Ingredients

  • 2 cups cashews (raw or toasted)
  • 1 cup pure egg white protein
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocao powder (or cacao, or carob)
  • 18 large Medjool dates, soaked for 5 minutes in warm water and pitted (weighed at 10 ounces)
  • 24 TBS water

Instructions

  1. In the bowl of your food processor process cashews, egg white protein, and cocoa powder until nuts have broken down into small pieces. Don’t process them too much, you still want pieces remaining.
  2. Add in pitted dates and process until combined–the mixture will look a little dry. With the motor running about 1 tablespoon of water at a time until mixture is sticky and everything comes together. Depending on if your dates were juicy or dry, you may need less or more water. Careful not to add too much water or mixture will be too sticky. If this happens, add about 1 tablespoon of coconut flour to absorb some of the moisture.
  3. Remove S blade from bowl of processor. Using a round tablespoon, scoop mixture and roll into balls between the palms of your hand. Place on a lined baking sheet and continue this process. You should have about 30 energy balls.
  4. Store protein energy balls in airtight container in fridge up to two weeks, or freezer about 3-4 months. 

Nutrition Information:

  • Serving Size: 1 ball
  • Calories: 137
  • Sugar: 10g
  • Sodium: 54mg
  • Fat: 6g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 4g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 16g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Protein: 6g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg