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raw cacao energy balls

Raw Cacao Energy Balls

  • Author: Kate Kasbee
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 0 mins
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 12 energy balls 1x
  • Category: snacks
  • Method: food processor
  • Diet: Vegan


These Raw Cacao Energy Balls are brimming with nutrient-packed nuts and are naturally sweetened with dates. Not a pinch of refined sugar in these treats!


  • 1/2 cup raw almonds
  • 1/2 cup raw walnuts
  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • 2 Tbsp. raw cacao powder
  • 1/4 to 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 3/4 cup dates, chopped
  • 1 to 2 Tbsp. water


  1. Put the almonds, walnuts, oats, cacao, and salt in the bowl of a food processor. Pulse until the nuts break down and combine with the other ingredients. The meal should be fine, but retain some texture — you don’t want to make nut butter!
  2. Add the dates and a tablespoon of water and run the food processor until the mixture becomes thick and sticky. You should be able to squeeze a bit of the mixture between your fingers. If it's too loose and crumbly, add another tablespoon of water and process until everything comes together.
  3. Line a baking sheet with a piece of parchment paper. Scoop pieces of the mixture and roll it into balls between your palms, slightly smaller than the size of a golf ball. Line them up on the baking sheet and place it in the refrigerator to chill for at least an hour, overnight if possible. Store the raw cacao energy balls in an airtight container in the refrigerator or freezer.


  • Serving Size: 1 piece
  • Calories: 87
  • Sugar: 1.3 g
  • Sodium: 48.6 mg
  • Fat: 5.4 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.5 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 7.7 g
  • Fiber: 1.6 g
  • Protein: 2.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

Keywords: raw cacao energy balls, vegan energy ball recipe