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Energy Balls with Cacao, Walnuts and Coconut

Energy Balls with Cacao, Walnuts and Coconut

Energy balls are not only tasty and nutritious, but they are super fun to make! Prepare yourselves fellow vegan lovers, because our energy balls with cacao, walnuts, and coconut are going to leave your hands messy, your tummy satisfied, and your soul filled with happiness.

Little blissful balls – that’s what these should really be named! 

All of our energy ball recipes are highly popular and for a good reason. They are a perfect way to have a healthy snack, fill in any energy needs, use as a pre-gym/post-gym snack, or if you are like me, eat whenever you want to. Because hey, food is life! Enjoy it while you can. 

As mentioned, we have made a few of these recipes now, so we consider ourselves to be sort of a master at it. Be sure to check out our other energy ball recipes linked at the bottom of this page. 

To make this recipe, you will need 8 ingredients and 20 minutes. Oh, you will also love how simple it is to make these! You will also require a bowl, a mixing spoon of some sort, and a plate or tray to roll your balls on. 

Apricots, coconut milk, and quinoa flour start off our recipe for these bite size wonders. From these ingredients, we are offered a good source of fibre, vitamin C, a range of vitamin B’s, vitamin A, potassium, and protein. We then top this off with some walnuts and vegan rice protein powder for an excellent source of protein.

Apricots, coconut milk, and quinoa flour start off our recipe for these bite size wonders. From these ingredients, we are offered a good source of fiber, vitamin C, a range of vitamin B’s, vitamin A, potassium, and protein. We then top this off with some walnuts and vegan rice protein powder for an excellent source of protein.

These energy balls with cacao, walnuts and coconut are the perfect snack for a pick-me-up because they are: 

  • Healthy! 
  • Easy to make.
  • Easy to store.
  • A good source of protein – 12g per serve. 
  • Travel friendly and family friendly. 

You can easily store your energy balls in an airtight container, in the fridge for up to 48 hours. But one of the things I like to do with these is to make a nice big batch of them, split them up into my desired serving sizes, and pop them in the freezer. They will last for up to 2 months. This method of storing makes it perfect to grab and go! 

And that about wraps this up. Please make sure to share your energy ball photos with us! 

Liked this recipe? Why not head over and check out our other energy ball recipes – the Energy Balls with Apricot, Almonds and Rice Cake, Energy Balls with Mango, Ginger and Tumeric, and one of our most popular ones so far, the No Bake Energy Protein Balls with Chia Seeds, Bananas, Oats and Almonds.

Ingredients
7
Prep time
20 minutes
Total time
Category: Snacks
Serves: 6
Allergens: Coconut, Quinoa

Ingredients

For the balls

  • 3 tbsps cacao powder
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 14 cup dried apricots (thinly chopped)
  • 1 cup quinoa flour
  • 1 dash sea salt
  • 1 oz unflavoured sunwarrior protein powder
  • 1 cup walnut halves (crushed and roasted)

For the coating

  • 12 cup coconut flakes

Directions

  1. Mix all the ingredients together until smooth, except of the coconut flakes which need to be used for coating.
  2. Make energy balls with your hands and coat them in coconut flakes.
  3. Energy balls taste best if you serve them chilled.

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