These 5 ingredient chocolate energy balls make the perfect healthy snack that tastes like a chocolate brownie! All you need is a food processor and 15 minutes to make this tasty recipe!

a chocolate energy ball with a bite taken out of it

5 ingredient chocolate energy balls are like a healthy bite-sized brownie that everyone will love. These energy balls are completely vegan, gluten-free and refined-sugar free.

Why you’ll love this recipe

  • You only need 5 simple ingredients that are all healthy to make these energy balls/
  • These energy balls are naturally vegan, gluten-free, refined-sugar free and suitable for most diets
  • These seriously taste like your biting into a delicious chocolate brownie.
  • These energy balls can be stored in the fridge for up to two weeks.

Ingredients used in this recipe

  • Medjool dates: they are sticky and act as a binder in this recipe, acts as a natural sweeter, and are filled with fibre!
  • Walnuts: filled with healthy fats and protein so they will keep you feeling full and energized.
  • Cocoa powder: besides adding the chocolate flavour, cocoa is a great source of antioxidants.
  • Chia seeds: for some more fibre, omega-3 fatty acids, and a healthy superfood boost!
  • Salt: Just a pinch to balance the flavours.

How to make 5 ingredient chocolate energy balls

Add all of the ingredients to a food processor.

dates, walnuts cocoa and chia seeds in a food processor

Pulse until smooth. You should be able to easy press and mold the mixture between your hands.

chocolate energy balls blended in a food processor

Roll into 12-15 small balls. You can also optionally roll the balls into some crushed walnuts if you like.

a hand holding a chocolate energy ball

Store in the fridge in an air-tight container.

Why are energy balls good for you?

Energy balls are great for you! They do just as their name suggests, they give you energy! Because they are usually filled with a balance of carbs, fats and protein, they offer great long-lasting stable energy that won’t spike your blood sugars.

They are also great to mix-in any “superfoods” you love to provide you with additional energy. Some great mix-ins are chia seeds, flax seeds, Maca powder, hemp seeds or CBD oil.

Tips for making perfect energy balls

  • The fresher your Medjool dates, the better. If your dates are old they won’t be as sticky.
  • If your dates feel dry, soak them in warm water for 5 minutes, then drain and proceed with the recipe. This will rehydrate them.
  • If your dough isn’t sticking together when rolling the balls, add more dates and pulse together again.
chocolate energy balls on a marble board

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a chocolate energy ball with a bite taken out of it

5 Ingredient Chocolate Energy Balls

  • Author: Jess
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Yield: 15 energy balls 1x
  • Category: Snack, Dessert
  • Method: Blend
  • Cuisine: American


all you need is 5 ingredients and 15 minutes to make this delicious snack!




  1. Blend all the ingredients together in a food processor until it forms a dough.
  2. Use your hands to roll the dough into 12-15 even balls.
  3. Roll the balls in the crushed walnuts if desired.
  4. Store in an airtight container in the fridge.


The fresher the Medjool dates the better they will work for making energy balls.

If your dates feel dry, soak them in warm water for 5 minutes then drain. This will rehydrate them.

If your dough doesn’t feel sticky enough to roll into balls, add a few more dates and pulse together.


  • Serving Size: 1 energy ball
  • Calories: 110
  • Sugar: 12g
  • Sodium: 12mg
  • Fat: 5g
  • Saturated Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 18g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Protein: 3.5g

Keywords: Energy balls recipe, chocolate energy balls

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