Recipes

Chocolate Energy Balls

Hi Cacao lovers! Vegan sweet-tooth tribe! Non-vegan explorers! Caffeine-free energy-seekers! And coffee lovers of course, as these Chocolate Energy Balls with coffee are utterly amazing 😉

Olivocracy Sunday Lab presents its amazing no-bake-vegan-chocolate-energy balls! They will cheer up your afternoon when drowsiness gets the better of you or boost your morning when you have a big day ahead.

Serves: 28/30 chocolate vegan balls

Preparation time: 15 mins

Author: Daniele from Olivocracy [The Secret Ingredients are Olivocracy organic extra virgin olive oil #two and Love]

Dry ingredients:

  • 200g pecan nuts
  • 100g pumpkin seeds
  • 100g rolled oats
  • 6/8 tbsp cacao powder and 2/3 of Cacao Nibs
  • ⅓ cup shredded unsweetened coconut (plus ¼ cup for rolling optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Maca
  • Lucuma
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Wet ingredients:

  • 1 cup (~220 g – 15) dates, pitted (if dry, soak in warm water for 10 minutes, then drain well)
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 4 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 2 Tbsp flax
  • 2 Tbsp hemp seeds
  • 4 heaped tbsp almond/peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoon Olivocracy Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil #two https://olivocracy.co.uk/product/olivocracy-two-intense-organic-evoo/
  • 2 tablespoon water
  • 1/3 cup Maple Syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Fresh Chilly Pepper

Method:

  • Soak Chia, ground flax and ground hemp seeds in 200ml of water for 15 min, leave in the fridge to set
  • Place all the dry ingredients and then the wet ones in a food processor and mix until combined but not overly processed. Small pieces rather than a smooth mass.
  • If it’s a bit dry, add some more drops of Olivocracy #two
  • Spoon out mixture and roll the mixture into walnut-sized balls with lightly oiled hands
  • Coat the outer wet with either shredded coconut or cacao powder.

You Vegan Chocolate Energy Balls will keep fresh in a container for up to a week in the fridge. Freeze for longer term storage. They can become a lovely last-minute vegan dessert just adding some vegan ice-cream 🙂

Nutritional Values:

Calories: 116

Fat: 12g (sat 2.8 g, mono 5.2 g, poly 4 g)

Protein: 8 g

Carbs: 30 g

Fiber: 4 mg

Chol: 0 mg

Iron: 2 mg

Sodium: 170 mg

Calcium: 22 mg

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