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45 Degree Shot of cocoa Balls in White Bowl Sitting on Wooden Bunny Plate

Cocoa Energy Balls

Make a batch of these cocoa energy balls and store in the freezer for an easy grab-and-go snack or lunchbox treat. Easy, quick & delicious.
Course Snack
Cuisine Vegan
Keyword Chocolate Orange Energy Balls, cocoa energy balls
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 12 Balls
Calories 46kcal


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  • 1 cup / 130g Medjool Dates (around 10)
  • ¼ cup / 25g Rolled Oats
  • ¼ cup /22g Cocoa Powder
  • ½ tsp Cinnamon
  • ½ tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 tsp Coconut Oil


  • Add all the ingredients to a food processor and blitz until the mixture is combined and starts to clump together.
  • Scoop out 1tbsp amounts and roll into balls.
  • Enjoy immediately or place in an airtight container and store in the refrigerator (for up to a week) or freezer (for up to two months).


Fresh and sticky dates work best. If your dates are dry then you will need to soak them in boiling water to soften. If they are too dry the mixture will not stick together. 
If the mixture is too dry/crumbly and doesn’t stick together when pressed between two fingers, add a tsp of water, a little extra coconut oil or a couple more pitted dates (dates should be sticky/soft, or it will only cause the mixture to become more dry.)
You may wish to reduce the cocoa level if worried about the energising effect. Reduce if serving a young child.
Nutritional information is a rough guide only, calculated using an online nutrition calculator. 


Calories: 46kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 111mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 16IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg