Date, Coconut and Cacao Energy Balls

Hello everybody, hope your all having a great Valentine’s Day weekend! I’ve really been loving energy balls as a quick go to snack as well as a substitute for a sweet treat lately so I thought I would share one of my favourite recipes with you! It’s a super simple no-bake recipe and is completely raw with no artificial additives! Enjoy!

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup soft pitted dates (about 20)
  • 1 cup almond meal
  • ½ cup shredded coconut, plus extra for topping
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds

 

Method:

  1. Process dates, almond meal, coconut, coconut oil, cocoa powder and chia seeds in a food processor. (I use the Ninja)
  2. Press mixture to create dough.
  3. Roll level tablespoons of mixture into bowls and coat with extra coconut, cocoa powder or topping of choice!

 

Hope you guys enjoyed that super easy recipe! Be sure to let me know if you try it out in the comments and give this post a like if you are also completely into energy balls!

Signing off with Valentine’s kisses,

Shreya xx

“Cooking is like painting or writing a song. Just as there are only so many notes or colours, there are only so many flavours – it’s how you combine them that sets you apart.”

– Wolfgang Puck

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7 comments

  1. LyfWithEm · February 13, 2016

    Ah they look amazing! Shame I’m so useless in the kitchen! I tried making cookies once and they all merged into a sloppy mess when they were in the oven – aha I’m so useless! :)

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    • pastelorchid · February 13, 2016

      Awww that’s completely normal! My first batch of cookies didn’t even make it to the oven! Good thing this recipe doesn’t need an oven:) Thanks for being the sweetest!

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  2. Forever Emily's Blog · February 20, 2016

    These look delicious! I definitely need to invest in a food processor to make these beauties! Do you have any recommendations? Love your blog by the way :D xo

    https://foreveremilysblog.wordpress.com/

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    • pastelorchid · February 20, 2016

      I Definitely recommend the “Ninja” range. It is a little pricey but you do need a pretty powerful one for this recipe, especially if the dates are hard. Thanks for being so sweet!<3 I will look up a couple of other brands of processors for you, just to give you a wider range:)

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  3. AlifyaLifestyle · February 24, 2016

    Looks amazing!! :) Great blog btw!

    http://alifyalifestyle.com/

    Liked by 1 person

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