Cocoa date and oat energy balls

Cocoa, date and oat energy balls: Snack time has never been better. Image: Marele van Zyl

Cocoa, date and oat energy balls: Chocolate bites to energise your day

A guilt-free treat you will fall in love with! These cocoa, date and oat energy balls are worth a try.

Cocoa date and oat energy balls

Cocoa, date and oat energy balls: Snack time has never been better. Image: Marele van Zyl

When the weather cools down, all we want is a little extra little comfort. This cocoa, date and oat energy balls recipe is one of those snack recipes that will give you that sweet indulgence you need.

If you have a sweet tooth but you are trying to keep your diet healthy, this recipe is for you. The combination of cocoa, dates and oats is a great, healthy snack that feels indulgent and decadent but can be enjoyed guilt-free. Is that not what we are all looking for?

More about your cocoa, date and oat energy balls

The best part of this recipe is that it involves no cooking or baking. Simply mix the ingredients together in a blender until relatively smooth. Then, roll into balls with damp hands. And finally, roll in coconut, chopped nuts or cocoa powder. Place these bite-size beauties in the fridge for at least an hour and get ready to enjoy a guilt-free treat.

Store these tasty bites in the fridge for up to a week. Definitely worth a try!

Cocoa, date and oat energy balls recipe

5 from 1 vote
Recipe by Marele van Zyl Course: SnacksCuisine: GlobalDifficulty: Easy
Prep time

15

minutes
Cooling Time

60

minutes
Total time

1

hour 

15

minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups rolled oats

  • 3 cups pitted dates

  • 3/4 cup good quality cocoa powder

  • 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter

  • 1/2 cup salted peanuts

  • 1/2 cup desiccated coconut

  • pinch of salt

  • 2-3 tablespoons maple syrup

  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil

  • For the coating
  • desiccated coconut

  • cocoa powder

  • chopped nuts

Method

  • Combine all the ingredients in the bowl of a food processor and blend until relatively smooth. The mixture will start clumping together.
  • With damp hands, form the mixture into little balls then roll into coconut, chopped nuts or cocoa powder.
  • Place on a plate lined with parchment paper and chill in the fridge for at least an hour before eating. Place them in an airtight container and store them in the fridge for up to a week.

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