No-Bake Energy Balls

No-bake energy balls coated with carob

5 from 6 reviews

These no-bake energy balls, also called bliss balls or energy bites, just changed my life. They are vegan, paleo, gluten-free and dairy-free. Plus, they are super easy to make! 


5 large dates (pitted)

7 large walnuts (14 halves) or ½ cup (50gr)

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 tablespoon raw cocoa

1 tablespoon carob powder

1 tablespoon natural almond butter


  1. In a food processor combine dates (pitted), nuts and vanilla and pulse until it becomes a sandy-like texture.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients and pulse a few more times until fully combined and of crumbly texture.
  3. With the help of spoon, place some batter on your palm.
  4. Squeeze the batter with the help of your other hand’s finger and give the shape of a ball.
  5. Rotate the ball between your palms so that the batter is tight and the ball is spherical.
  6. Coat the balls with shredded coconut, carob powder or, if you prefer, chocolate (optional).
  7. Store in an airtight container and keep refrigerated for up to 1 week. 


You can also freeze the balls and take them out as needed.

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