Cacao-Peanut Butter Energy Balls

by | Updated: October 2nd, 2019 | Read time: 1 minute

The combination of chocolate and peanut butter might remind you of your favorite candy, but these no-bake treats offer a lot more than their sugar-laden inspiration. Loaded with protein, fiber and healthy fats, each bite-sized morsel curbs hunger and helps keep you full until your next meal. The simple grab-and-go design makes for a quick breakfast, pre-workout snack or ideal pick-me-up to get over that mid-afternoon energy slump.Top View of Chocolate Protein Balls | Vitacost Blog

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Cacao-Peanut Butter Energy Balls

Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 122 kcal
Author Vega



  1. In food processor, blend together oats, almonds, cacao nibs, cacao powder, chia seeds, salt and protein powder until coarse. Blend in dates, peanut butter and maple syrup until combined. If mixture is too dry, add hot water until you have slightly sticky consistency.
  2. Roll mixture into approximately 24 balls. Coat with hemp seeds and/or cacao powder.
  3. In airtight container, refrigerate up to one week; freeze up to two weeks.

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Nutrition Facts
Cacao-Peanut Butter Energy Balls
Amount Per Serving
Calories 122 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 29mg1%
Potassium 145mg4%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 34IU1%
Calcium 36mg4%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.