Nut-Free Chocolate Energy Balls

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4.7 from 3 reviews

These nut-free chocolate energy balls are perfect for the dark chocolate lover. They pack a super healthy punch with chia seeds, hemp seeds and cacao! They are also vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, and refined sugar-free.


  • 1112 large Medjool dates, pitted
  • 1/4 cup cacao powder*
  • 1/4 cup raw, shelled pumpkin seeds
  • 3 TBS raw, shelled hemp seeds
  • 3 TBS chia seeds
  • 2 TBS cacao nibs
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric, optional
  • 1/4 tsp ginger, optional
  • 1/4 tsp Himalayan pink salt*


  1. Place pitted dates in food processor, or strong blender, and process until dates are broken down into paste.
  2. Add remaining dry ingredients, and process until all seeds are broken down and mixture forms into dough-like consistency, about 1-2 minutes.
    Scrape down sides as necessary.
  3. Form mixture into ball and let sit in fridge for 30 minutes to firm.
  4. After 30 minutes, use a rounded tablespoon for measuring dough and roll into balls.
    You should get roughly 16 balls.
  5. Place balls on lined cookie sheet and let firm again in freezer.
  6. Store balls in container in freezer. Energy balls should keep fresh for 3 months.


*These energy balls are naturally sweetened with dates, and account for most of the sugar and carb count
*The fat content coming from the seeds are ALL healthy fats
*You may sub cacao with unsweetened cocoa powder
*You may sub pink salt for kosher salt
*Total time accounts for fridge time

Recipe slightly adapted from Oh She Glows