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Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Balls

By Julie Zeitlhuber on March 21, 2019

Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Balls

Whether you’re about to crush a workout, head out for a hike, or just need a little afternoon pick-me-up, these no-bake chocolate peanut butter energy balls are a healthy, on-the-go snack that tastes just like peanut butter chocolate cookie dough. If you’re looking for an extra protein kick, add a scoop of your favorite Vega® Protein powder to the recipe below.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • ½ cup raw almonds
  • ⅓ cup raw cacao nibs
  • ¼ cup raw cacao powder (+ extra for coating)
  • ¼ cup chia seeds
  • 8 pitted Medjool dates
  • ¼ cup natural peanut butter
  • 2 Tbsp. maple syrup
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • 2 Tbsp. maple syrup
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • 2 Tbsp. hot water
  • 1 scoop of Chocolate Vega Sport® Premium Protein

Preparation

  • Add all dry ingredients into a food processor and blend for a few seconds (or until coarse)

  • Add dates, peanut butter, and maple syrup

  • Process until combined, scraping sides as required. Depending on how sticky your dates are, if the mixture feels too dry, add hot water and adjust until you have a slightly sticky consistency

    (If you’re adding protein powder, you might need a little bit more water)

  • Roll mixture into approximately 24 balls

  • Coat balls with hemp seeds, cacao powder, or any other toppings you fancy

  • Store balls in an air tight container in the fridge for up to one week, or in the freezer for up to two weeks

Julie Zeitlhuber

Julie Zeitlhuber is a nutritional scientist and certified personal trainer who works at Vega as a Consumer Educator. When Julie is not geeking out over scientific articles, you will most likely find her cruising around on rollerblades or on her bike. Julie’s passion for food and nutrition started at very young age. Ever since she loves whizzing up nutritious and delicious magic in her kitchen and encouraging clients to take ownership of their health. 

Julie Zeitlhuber