These date coconut protein balls are packed with protein, and have a delicious chocolate flavor and chewy texture from the medjool dates. These healthy energy bites are vegan friendly, raw, and no bake.
- 1 cup almonds (131g)
- 1/3 cup protein powder (41g)
- 2 cups medjool dates, pitted (12 ounces; 340g)
- 1 cup coconut flakes (86g)
- 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (20g)
- 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed (13g)
- 2 tablespoons chia seeds (21g)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup honey (84g)
- 2-4 tablespoons water (30-60 ml)
- Pulse the almonds and protein powder in a food processor until the almonds are in small pieces. Pour the mixture into a bowl and set aside.
- Add the whole pitted dates to the processor and pulse until the dates are chopped and clump together.
- Add 1/2 cup of coconut flakes, the cocoa powder, flaxseed, chia seeds, vanilla, and salt and pulse until blended.
- If the mixture is too dry to roll into balls, add the honey and some of the water, pulsing until the mixture comes together into a dough.
- Roll the dough into 2 tablespoon-sized balls, each weighing approximately 30g. Then, roll each protein ball in the remaining coconut flakes.
- These protein balls will keep at room temperature or in the fridge for up to 2 weeks if they are stored in an airtight container. They can freeze for up to 6 months.
- Category: Snack
- Method: Food Processor
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: energy, recipe, dates