This Chocolate Power Balls recipe is one of the top 3 reasons I keep a small food processor on my counter – yes, that is precious space, but I like to keep a few fresh Power Balls in my fridge to keep me from making bad choices when I. Need. Food. Now! I try not to let that happen, but … life happens!
And these make a wonderful portable breakfast with a hot cup of coffee … one of my favorites!
I’ve dropped the instructions into the graphic itself, to make it easier to save/share on Pinterest, Instagram, etc., and have also posted the full written instructions below in case that’s easier for you. As always, feel free to play around with the ingredients: walnuts are delicious, macadamia nuts … you can substitute some of the dates with dried cranberries for a seasonal sweetness. Enjoy trying new things, and working with what you have on hand.
Chocolate Power Balls
1/3 c almonds (soaked for 3 hours and drained)
1/3 c pitted soft dates
2 tbs nut butter
1 tbs hemp seeds
1 tsp vanilla
1-2 tsp water or nut milk
1/2 c cacao
Garnish: 4 tbs ground nuts (I like to use hemp seeds and cashews, and if you have a bit of Maldon Salt on hand, crush a bit of that in as well for a salty offset to the sweet cacao!)
Put all ingredients except the cacao into the blender or food processor. Blend or pulse on low until combined. Pour the mixture into a big bowl; stir in the cacao powder.
Roll in to bite-sized balls. If it is too dry you can add more water; if it is too soft add more cacao and/or refrigerate to harden the mixture slightly.
Once all balls have been formed, gently roll each one in to the garnish mixture.
Refrigerate until you are ready to serve, and enjoy!