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These energy balls are seriously SO YUMMY! They’re also super easy to make, and they’re not only vegan, but they’re also paleo-friendly! They have minimal ingredients and can be made in a big batch and stored in the fridge or freezer. You’ll thank us later!

Prep Time: 5 minutes     Chill Time: 10 minutes     Makes: 20 Energy Bites

*Remember to buy organic and avoid your food allergies when making this recipe! If you don’t know what your food allergies are, get them tested soon!


2 cups pitted dates
1 cup raw pecans (or a combination of your favorite nuts)
2 Tablespoons cacao powder
½ teaspoon sea salt
1 Tablespoon water


Line a baking sheet or a tray with wax paper.

In a food processor, combine the dates and pecans and process until they are finely ground. Next, add the cacao powder, sea salt, and water to the food processor and process until the mixture starts to stick together in clumps. Then, roll the mixture into balls and place on prepared baking sheet. See tip below.

Lastly, put the energy bites in the fridge or freezer to set up (until firm). Store them in an airtight container either in the fridge or the freezer. We recommend storing them cold, but they can also be kept at room temperature.


*You can also add in some mix-ins, like unsweetened coconut flakes, allergen-friendly chocolate chips, unsweetened dried cranberries, or anything else that sounds tasty to you!

*When rolling the balls, it helps to put a tiny bit of water in your hand, so they don’t stick as much.