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Chocolate Energy Balls

An energizing date + walnut ball made with cacao and hemp seeds.

Course Dessert, Snack
Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings 24 balls
Author Meghan


  • 3 cups walnuts
  • 1 cup medjool dates (about 10-12 large dates)
  • 3-4 tbsp cacao powder
  • 2 tbsp hemp seeds
  • pinch sea salt
  • 1/4 cup almonds, finely chopped


  1. Remove pits from dates. Soak dates in warm water for about 5 minutes to help them soften.

  2. Add walnuts to food processor and pulse until roughly ground, but not a fine powder.

  3. Add dates and remaining ingredients to food processor and pulse until a doughy mixture forms. Start with about 10 dates, then taste-test the mixture to see if it needs more sweetness or more cacao powder to your liking.

  4. Grab small chunks of dough and roll into small balls.

  5. Finely chop or grind almonds in food processor. Add to small bowl.

  6. Roll balls in bowl of ground almonds until covered and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Store in airtight container in refrigerator for up to 1 week, or freezer for longer-term storage.