Chocolate Energy Balls




It’s been a while since we’ve done an energy ball recipe around here, and this one is a no-brainer: Four ingredients = [healthy] chocolate goodness.

I really like these for a dessert that tastes good but is all natural with no junk or refined sugar. You can leave them on the “chunkier” side, like I did, or blend them smoother – whatever floats your boat.

These are a little like my raw brownies, but take even fewer ingredients. Enjoy!

Chocolate Energy Balls

Chcolate Energy Balls | Test Kitchen Tuesday

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Makes: About 10 balls

Recommended Ninja Blender Jar:

  • Ninja Pulse: 40 ounce jar with standard blade
  • Ninja Kitchen System: 40 ounce food processor bowl with standard blade
  • Ninja Mega Kitchen System: Mini prep bowl with standard blade; If not available, 64 ounce food processor bowl with standard blade
  • Ninja Professional Blender: 72 ounce jar with standard blade
  • Ninja Ultima: Not recommended, but if you do, make sure the quad blade is inserted

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup pitted Medjool dates (about 10-12)
  • 1 cup raw pecans or pecan pieces
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa or cacao powder
  • Pinch of kosher salt

Method:

  • Add pecans Ninja Blender or food processor jar
  • Pulse a couple times to combine, and then blend on “2” for about 30 seconds until you have a fine meal (do not take to nut butter)
  • Add dates, cocoa powder, and salt, pulse 2-3 times to combine, and then blend on “2” for 30-60 seconds, until fully combined
  • The mixture will be fine “beads” that are easily pressed together – just press into balls

Nutritional Breakdown:

Per ball.

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