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Raw Vegan Chocolate Energy Balls: The Delicious and Nutritious Snack You Need in Your Life!

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Calling all busy bees, health enthusiasts, and chocoholics alike! We’ve got the perfect recipe for you: raw vegan chocolate energy balls. These bite-sized treats are packed with nutrients, incredibly delicious, and require no baking! They’re the ideal pick-me-up snack for school lunches, after-workout fuel, or a satisfying treat to curb your sweet tooth.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1 cup pitted medjool dates
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • ½ cup raw almonds
  • ½ cup raw cashews
  • ¼ cup raw cacao powder
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of sea salt

Optional toppings:

  • Shredded coconut
  • Cacao nibs
  • Chopped nuts
  • Dried fruit

Making it happen:

1. Prep your ingredients:

Start by gathering all your ingredients and placing them within easy reach. If your dates are not already soft and pliable, soak them in warm water for about 10 minutes to soften them up.

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2. Process the dry ingredients:

In a food processor, add the rolled oats, almonds, cashews, and cacao powder. Pulse the mixture a few times until the nuts are finely chopped, but not pulverized into a fine powder. You want a bit of texture in your energy balls!

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3. Combine the wet and dry ingredients:

Add the softened dates, chia seeds, vanilla extract, and sea salt to the food processor. Process the mixture until it becomes sticky and well-combined. It should resemble a dough-like consistency.

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4. Form the energy balls:

Scoop out the mixture by tablespoons and roll them into balls using your clean hands. If the mixture feels too dry, add a little more water, one teaspoon at a time, until it reaches the desired consistency.

5. Get creative with toppings!

Now comes the fun part: topping your energy balls! You can get creative and use any combination of your favorite toppings, such as shredded coconut, cacao nibs, chopped nuts, or dried fruit. Simply roll the balls in your chosen toppings to coat them evenly.

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Tips for success:

  • Use ripe medjool dates: These naturally sweet dates act as the binder for the energy balls, so using ripe ones is crucial. If your dates are not soft enough, soak them in warm water for 10 minutes before using.
  • Adjust the sweetness: The sweetness of the energy balls depends on the ripeness of your dates. If you prefer them sweeter, add a touch of maple syrup or agave nectar to the mixture.
  • Store them properly: Store your energy balls in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week. They can also be frozen for longer storage.

Enjoy your delicious and nutritious raw vegan chocolate energy balls!

We hope you love this recipe as much as we do. These energy balls are a great way to satisfy your sweet tooth while nourishing your body with wholesome ingredients. So go ahead, give them a try and let us know what you think in the comments below!

Ann Shrott

I am a freelance writer with a deep passion for the latest trendy titles to produce content. What I'm striving for is to write about something well researched and make blogs sparkle. Keep on reading!

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