Chocolate Energy Balls - AP Nutritional Therapy
Chocolate Energy Balls

These delicious, easy to make, raw energy balls are nut-free, gluten-free, vegan, and make fantastic high protein healthy treats.

Chocolate Energy Balls

Prep Time10 minutes
Course: Dessert, healthy treat, Snack
Keyword: Gluten-free, Nut-free, Snack, Treat
Servings: 20


  • 3/4 cup (90g) Sunflower seeds
  • 3/4 cup (90g) Pumpkin seeds
  • 2 tbsp ground flaxseed
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 cup (225g) pitted Medjool dates
  • 1 tbsp hulled hemp seeds
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp unflavoured protein powder (or flavoured if you prefer)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract if using unflavoured protein powder
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp raw cacao nibs optional
  • 2 tbsp raw cacao powder (plus extra for coating)


  • Add the sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, flaxseeds and chia seeds into a blender/food processor and process for around 1 minute until a crumb texture develops. 
  • Add the remainder of ingredients. Process for another minute. The mixture should be sticky and firm, ready for rolling. 
  • Take around 1.5-2 tbsp of the mixture and roll into a ball. Sprinkle raw cacao powder onto a plate or tray and coat each ball by rolling in the powder.
  • The balls will keep in a sealed glass jar or container in the fridge for up to 5 days. They are also suitable for freezing.


Chocolate Energy Balls