Chocolate Energy Balls

by bloomingwithflavors
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Discover the perfect mix of indulgence and nutrition with this recipe for Chocolate Energy Balls! Packed with Medjoul dates, oats, pecan nuts and cocoa powder, these delicious bites provide a quick energy boost and countless health benefits.

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What are Energy Balls?

Energy Balls, also called Bliss Balls or Power Bites, are nutrient-dense snacks that provide a quick and convenient energy boost. These little balls are made from a combination of healthy ingredients, carefully crafted to ensure a perfect balance of carbohydrates, proteins and healthy fats.

What do you need to prepare the recipe?

To prepare a batch of these Chocolate Energy Balls you will need the following ingredients:

  • Medjoul dates: Naturally sweet and full of fiber, they form the basis of our energy balls.
  • Oats: A great source of complex carbohydrates that provide sustained energy release.
  • Pecans: Rich in healthy fats, give a nutty note.
  • Cocoa Powder: The main ingredient that adds a decadent chocolate flavor and a boost of antioxidants.

How is the recipe prepared?

  1. First, the Medjoul dates are pitted and placed in a food processor.
  2. Add oats, pecans, and cocoa powder to the dates.
  3. Mix the ingredients until a sticky dough forms.
  4. Form the dough into bite-sized balls. If you like, you can dust the balls with cocoa powder.
  5. Store the energy balls in the refrigerator

Tips for making chocolate energy balls:

  • If you don’t have Medjoul dates but dry dates, you can soak them in warm water for 10 minutes. This makes them nice and soft and easy to process.
  • You can customize the recipe by adding chia seeds, flax seeds or your favorite nuts, for example. For example, you can replace the pecan nuts with almonds or hazelnuts.
  • Adjust the sweetness by adding more dates or a drizzle of maple syrup.

Why should you make this recipe?

These chocolate energy balls are not just a delicious treat; They offer a variety of benefits:

  • Quick energy boost: Perfect as a midday pick-me-up or as a pre-workout snack.
  • Packed with Nutrients: Packed with fiber, healthy fats and antioxidants.
  • Small and practical: Ideal for a snack on the go or as a healthy dessert alternative.
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How should the energy balls be stored?

Keep the energy balls fresh by storing them in an airtight container in the refrigerator. They last up to a week. You can also freeze them.

What health benefits do the energy balls have?

Enjoying these Chocolate Energy Balls brings a number of health benefits:

  • Improved digestion thanks to the fiber in Medjoul dates and oats.
  • Increased energy levels with the natural sugars from dates.
  • Antioxidant boost from cocoa powder that promotes general well-being.

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Chocolate Energy Balls

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Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
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Ingredients

  • 30g oat flakes
  • 40 g pecans
  • 200g Medjoul dates
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder

Instructions

  • First, the Medjoul dates are pitted and placed in a food processor.
  • Add oats, pecans, and cocoa powder to the dates.
  • Mix the ingredients until a sticky dough forms.
  • Form the dough into bite-sized balls. If you like, you can dust the balls with cocoa powder.
  • Store the energy balls in the refrigerator.

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