Vegan Energy Balls


  • 1/2 c. almonds-skin on, soaked for an hour or two
  • 1/4 c. cashews-dry, not soaked
  • approx. 15 dates-pitted, also soaked for an hour or two
  • approx. 10 dried apricots
  • 1 tbsp. carob powder
  • 2 tbsp. ground whole hemp seeds (plus extra for rolling)-thanks L!
  • 1 tbsp. peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp. ground flax


Put almonds, dates and apricots in a food processor and mix on low until fully broken up into small pieces.  Add remaining ingredients and mix until mixture comes together in a large ball.  Add cashews last-don’t worry if they are big and chunky-that makes for great texture.  If mixture is too wet, just add more flax seeds or something until it comes together when mixed.  I also highly recommend adding some coconut but I didn’t have any and my husband isn’t a big fan so I left it out this time.

Roll mixture into small balls and roll again in whatever you choose-hemp seeds, coconut, cocoa or carob powder, ground nuts etc.  Refrigerate before eating at least 30 minutes and keep in fridge for storage.

Soooo good and good for you!! No added sweetener needed.  I think this is a very versatile recipe.  Use cocoa powder instead of carob if you want and add whatever dried fruit you have.  Next time I’m going to chuck in some goji berries and coconut!



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