Almond Joy Energy Balls Recipe

Stacey Mebs | Bake.Eat.Repeat. Updated

Almond Joy Energy Balls are a great snack that's healthy and delicious. And it's got chocolate!

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I've never really jumped on board the whole "energy balls are amazing" train. I'll just throw that out there.

I made these apricot energy bites, and they were okay. I mean my kids loved them and begged me to make them over and over again. And I've had other people tell me they were fantastic too. So evidently they're good. But I didn't like them.

I figured that energy balls just weren't really my kind of snack — but that's okay, we can't all love everything, and I can make them for my kids. Because they DO love them and they’re a healthy, easy snack to whip up.

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But I've now decided that I just need chocolate to make them fantastic. We all know that chocolate makes everything better and these almond joy energy balls just prove that fact once again.

Because they're fantastic. Even my husband liked them, and he generally steers clear of any of my healthy snack concoctions. Figures they're just not worth his time. If it looks healthy he just keeps on looking for snack food elsewhere!

But these he ate. And enjoyed. I was a little shocked, I will admit. I mean, I liked them. And the kids loved them. But I didn't think my husband would even try them, let alone like them, to be honest.

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Of course, I may have neglected to tell him that dates were involved when he asked what they were. That's okay, the chocolate, almonds, and coconut are the important parts as far as the taste goes anyways. Right?

These almond joy energy balls take about five minutes to whip up and keep for quite a while in the fridge. They're the perfect little bite-sized snack when you need something quick, plus they're filling and healthy — and taste quite like an Almond Joy bar.

I might like energy balls after all... as long as there's some chocolate involved.

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Almond Joy Energy Balls Recipe

    30 Servings

Ingredients

  • 6 ounces Dates
  • 2/3 cup Almonds
  • 1 cup Unsweetened Shredded Coconut
  • 2/3 cup Semisweet Chocolate Chips, Or dark chocolate chips

Directions

  1. Soak the dates in hot water for 10 minutes to soften them. Drain and place in the bowl of a food processor. Add the almonds, coconut, and chocolate chips and process until well combined. The mixture will come together into a ball — this takes 2-3 minutes.
  2. Form the mixture into small, one tablespoon sized balls and place on wax paper. Chill for at least one hour to firm up before enjoying. Store in an airtight container in the fridge.

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Author: Stacey Mebs
Recipe Yields: 30 energy balls
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 80 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 energy ball
Servings Per Recipe 30

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 35
Calories 70

% Daily Value*
7%
Total Fat 4g
3%
  Saturated Fat 1g
0%
Sodium 0mg
3%
Total Carbohydrate 8g
2%
  Dietary Fiber 1g
  Sugars 6g
2%
Protein 1g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
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About Stacey

Stacey loves to Bake. Eat. Repeat. so much that it inspired the name of her blog. With three young kids at home, she's become an expert at packing lunches. Say hello to our Lunchbox fanatic!