Chai Energy Balls Recipe

Taylor Kiser | Food. Faith. Fitness. Updated

Chai Energy Balls are just what you need to get through the afternoon. So dang good, and packed full of the good stuff.

Is it just me or do you also think that pumpkin spice gets too much attention during the fall?

I mean, don’t get me wrong, I LOVE pumpkin spice anything. But, I also REALLY REALLY love chai anything and chai just doesn’t get the love that it deserves.

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OH lightbulb: we could even put the two together. Maybe a pumpkin spice chai latte? But, I digress.

There’s something so cozy about some chai tea, maybe with some blueberry chai muffins, on a cold winter night, you know? BUT, what is a girl to do if she wants the cozy chai flavors, but doesn’t have time to make said tea?

Enter: Chai protein balls!

What are the spices in chai tea?

The standard chai tea spice mix has cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, coriander and black pepper. Don’t worry the pepper adds nice spice and doesn’t taste too peppery.

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Chai Energy Balls Ingredients

To make these balls you will need all above mentioned chai spices and a few other, super-simple ingredients:

  • Dates
  • Vanilla protein powder
  • Coconut oil
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How to Make Energy Balls

The beauty of energy balls is that they are on the easiest snacks AND they have a great blend of protein, carbs and a little bit of fat to keep you full until your next meal! Here’s how you make them:

Process

Add the dates into a food processor and process until they are broken down and begin to form a ball.

Mix

Add in the protein powder and all the spices and process again until everything is well mixed.

Stream

While the food processor is running, stream in the coconut oil until well mixed.

Roll

Roll the balls into 1 Tbsp and you are ready to EAT!

OPTIONAL: you can also roll the rolls into some more protein powder if you don’t want the outside to be sticky!

How to store Chai Energy Balls

You want to store energy balls in an air-tight container in the refrigerator. I have found that they get dry if left on the counter!

How long do energy balls last?

These chai balls will stay good in the refrigerator for about 2 weeks. If you somehow don’t eat them all by then, you can freeze them for up to 3 months! Then you have an easy snack to just pop and go!

Just make sure you thaw them first. Don’t want you to break your teeth!

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Switch it up

If you want to get creative with these bites, I’ve got a few ideas for ya:

Protein powder – instead of vanilla, you could use chocolate protein powder to make some dirt chai bites.

Chocolate covered – if you want to be a fancy snacker, you could copy the no bake date energy protein balls and dip your bites in melted chocolate!

Cocoa powder – maybe dipping them in chocolate is a little too extra for you, but you still like the idea of chocolate? Roll them in cocoa powder for a spicy-vanilla-chocolate treat.

Side note: still bitter that McDonalds took away their twist cones. THE BEST.

Good thing that we have these better-for-you little bites of bliss to make up for it!

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Chai Energy Balls Recipe

  16 Servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Dates, roughly chopped (260g)
  • 4 tablespoons Vanilla Protein Powder, (plant-based)
  • 1/4 teaspoon Ground Cardamom
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon Ground Cloves
  • 1/8 teaspoon Ground Ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon Ground Coriander
  • 1/8 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 2 teaspoons Coconut Oil

Directions

  1. Place the dates in a large food processor and process until broken down
  2. Add in the protein powder and spices and blend until well mixed.
  3. With the food processor running, stream in the coconut oil until the mixture forms a ball.
  4. Use a cookie scoop to roll into 1 Tbsp sized balls
  5. DEVOUR

 

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Recipe Yields: 16 Energy Balls
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 Energy Ball
Servings Per Recipe 16

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 5
Calories 81

% Daily Value*
1%
Total Fat 1g
2%
  Saturated Fat 0g
0%
Sodium 1mg
6%
Total Carbohydrate 18g
2%
  Dietary Fiber 2g
  Sugars 14g
6%
Protein 3g

* 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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