Cacao Energy Nut Balls

The perfect pre or post gym snack. Also, the nut balls are a great dessert treat that will hit the spot! This recipe makes approximately 20 Cacao Energy Nut Balls.


  • Approximately 18 dates
  • 1/2 cup almonds
  • 1/2 cup hazelnuts
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 tbs coconut oil – melted
  • 2 tbs raw cacao powder
  • chopped pistachios for coating (lightly toasted makes them devine)


  1. Process the nuts (except pistachios) in a food processor until chopped. Next, place them in a big bowl.
  2. Now process the rest of the ingredients, and add them into the bowl with the chopped nuts.
  3. If the mixture is too dry, add some more coconut oil or even a dash of almond milk.
  4. Form mixture into balls and roll them into the chopped pistachios to coat.
  5. Keep in mind – these balls are quite sticky so you will need to place them in the fridge for at least half and hour to firm up. I prefer eating them the following day!

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