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Cacao Energy Balls

These Cacao Energy Balls are quick to make, vegan, raw and sharable! Make them today and watch them disappear quickly.

You’re standing at the counter of your fave coffee shop chomping at the bit cause you’re starving. You know you shouldn’t drink that Americano on an empty stomach but all you see in front of you is muffins, croissants, danishes and the like. You ask if anything is vegan and gluten-free and they look at you, tilt their head and say “nooooo, sorrrrry”. Been there? I know I sure have and while this lil post may never solve that problem in a pinch it may solve it long term. Enter the Energy Ball, the bliss ball, the protein ball. Call it what you will, they are super easy to make, tasty as hell and the options for flavours are pretty much only limited by your imagination. 

I have made a fair number of these little treats but last night I was craving chocolate. Winning already but especially when the chocolate is actually superfood antioxidant rich cacao and dairy free carob chips. 

You can leave them as is or get fancy and roll them into a variety of goodies. I chose coconut and hemp seeds because they were handy but I’ve also used chia and or crushed nuts with the same desired effect. OK, let’s get rolling

Cacao Energy Balls

Teri-Ann Carty
These Cacao Energy Balls are quick to make, vegan, raw and sharable! Make them today and watch them disappear quickly.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Course Desserts & Sweets, Sharable, Snack


  • freezer


  • cup gluten free oats
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 heaping tbsp raw cacao
  • ½ cup finely chopped walnuts
  • cup pumpkin seeds
  • cup pure maple syrup
  • ½ tsp fine sea salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • cup carob chips
  • 1 heaping tbsp hemp seeds
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • ½ cup desiccated coconut
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tbsp ground flax


  • Mix all ingredients with a spoon and then be prepared to get messy. I like to mix with my hands to ensure everything is very well incorporated.
  • Roll into golf ball size (or whatever size you like!) and then you decide whether you’d like to roll again into preferred toppings.
  • Stick them into the freezer for storage because they taste best when cold.
Keyword dairy free, energy balls, gluten free, no bake, plant based, quick, raw, vegan

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