These no-bake ‘chocolate’ date balls are vegan, gluten-free, and easy to make. Additionally, an excellent nutritious snack for busy days!

If you’re not a dessert person (or if your dessert preferences are skewed towards healthier alternatives), these are for you.

These delicious ‘Chocolate’ Date Balls are super easy to make and taste amazing. Plus, they are vegan, gluten-free, and refined sugar-free!

They have a thick, fudge-like consistency and deep chocolate flavor. They are satisfying enough to be eaten as an after-dinner treat, but with only healthy ingredients, they can easily be enjoyed at any time of the day.

This tasty, bite-sized snack is made up of dates, raisins, and walnuts. The nuts add a nice crunch factor to the chewy dates, and the dates provide a natural sweetness for the whole combination that just works.

These bite-sized treats are perfect for when you’re looking for a little something to get you through your day, whether you’re at home or on the go. These treats are plant-based and dairy-free, so they’re perfect if you’re trying to cut back on dairy or animal products in your diet. These bites are also great pre-or post-workout snacks to help keep you going throughout your day.

These ‘Chocolate’ Date Balls are the perfect app for any occasion. With this sweet yet savory take on a classic snack, you’ll be sure to win over everyone at the party!

They’re perfect for your health food-obsessed friends. So, go ahead and try them out, and get ready to wow your guests!

Also try Orange And Walnut Energy Balls, Carob Truffles, and Carob Energy Bites.

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Why Do You Like These Chocolate Date Balls?

Easy to make: These energy balls are simple to make and take only 5 minutes to prepare with only 8 ingredients.

Healthy snack: This healthy snack or breakfast on the go is a hit with kids of all ages because they can’t tell these raw energy bits are good for them.

No sugar: These chocolate energy pieces are simply sweetened with dates, so there’s no added sugar. Those who have diabetes or are trying to lose weight can enjoy this snack or dessert because it doesn’t have any artificial sugars. You should, of course, eat a small amount of these energy bites.

They’re good for you! These paleo, vegan, gluten/grain-free, and sugar-free energy bites! Energy balls are ideal for runners and other sportsmen who enjoy trekking and other energetic sports.

Storable: I like to make a big batch of these chocolate date balls and store them for a simple and easy treat on busy days!

Taste: These chocolate date balls taste as a luxurious treat, but they’re actually quite nutritious.

Perfect for any time: These ‘chocolate’ date balls are great for after school or work, or even just as a late-night treat. They would also be perfect for parties or brunch, and I know kids would love them.

Customizable: You can easily swap out or add any other nuts or seeds on hand, too!

Why ‘Chocolate’ Date Balls Beneficial to Your Health?

These ‘chocolate’ date balls are a perfect example of how you can enjoy dessert without sacrificing your health in the process. They are prepared with healthy ingredients to make them nutritious punch!

Dates’ Benefits

Dates are my absolute favorite when it comes to recipes like this because they give you the perfect amount of sweetness without all of the negative side effects.

  • Due to their high fiber content, dates may aid in the prevention of constipation.
  • Flavonoids are found in them, and they may assist in protecting against Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Another thing that may help reduce the risk of cancer is phenolic acid, which is also found in dates.
  • Eating six dates per day may aid in the natural onset of labor in pregnant women. (As well as shorter labor!)
  • Minerals like phosphorus, potassium, calcium, and magnesium, found in dates, may help to maintain bone health.
  • These date balls are flavored like a walnut-studded brownie when paired with walnuts. According to research, walnuts may help reduce fat accumulation in the midsection in particular.

Walnut Nutritional Value

  • Walnuts are high in protein and polyunsaturated fats.
  • They have a high proportion of omega-3 fatty acids, which have been associated to a variety of health advantages.
  • Walnuts are also a good source of different vitamins and minerals. Copper, folic acid, manganese, phosphorus, vitamin B6, and vitamin E are just a few of these essential nutrients.
  • Walnuts have been associated with a variety of health benefits. They’ve been linked to a lower risk of heart disease, cancer, and better brain functionality.

Raisins Health Benefits

  • Despite their diminutive size, raisins are a powerhouse of nutrients thanks to their high fiber, vitamin, and mineral content.
  • In moderation, raisins can be good to our health despite their high calorie and sugar content.
  • When it comes to digestive health, iron absorption and bone health raisin intake can really be beneficial.

Carob Powder Nutritional Profile

Although carob often resembles chocolate because of its similar flavor, it is healthier than chocolate.

  • Carob contains twice as much calcium as cocoa.
  • It doesn’t include any of the migraine-inducing compounds.
  • It is free of caffeine and fat.
  • It is high in antioxidants.
  • Carob, unlike cocoa, is naturally sweeter.

Including carob in your diet offers various health benefits.

  • Carob is high in fiber and doesn’t have caffeine, making it a good food for high blood pressure people.
  • People who want to lose weight can also use it as a chocolate substitute because it has very little sugar and fat.
  • The high vitamin content is beneficial for eyes and skin health.
  • Carob, like cocoa, contains polyphenols, and antioxidants that have been shown to lower the risk of cardiovascular disease.
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How To Make ‘Chocolate’ Date Balls?

These ‘Chocolate’ Date Balls are quite simple and easy to prepare. You’ll require the following ingredients and steps to follow:

Ingredients

  • Walnut
  • Shredded Coconut
  •  Medjool Dates
  • Raisins
  • Carob powder
  • Peanut butter
  • Vanilla
  • Salt

Directions

  1. Remove the pit from the dates. Combine all the ingredients in a food processor and mix until it forms a doughy mixture.
  2. Form 10 balls with the mixture and then store them in the refrigerator.

Recipe Notes

  • You’ll need a food processor for this recipe, and it’s best if you have a high-powered one.
  • I used carob powder instead of cocoa powder because it is caffeine-free.
  • If you want to make these simple date balls more interesting, consider rolling them in the following ingredients:
  • powdered sugar
  • Flax seeds
  • Chia seeds
  • If you want to get extra fancy with it, dip the formed balls into melted dark chocolate and sprinkle them with flaky sea salt!
  • You may substitute walnuts for almonds or cashew.

Frequently Asked Questions:

How Can Energy Balls Be Stored? Is It Possible To Freeze Energy Balls?

Keep leftovers in the refrigerator in an airtight container. You may also freeze them for up to a month in an airtight container.

Is This Recipe Gluten-Free?

Yes, as long as the recipe does not contain any flour or wheat.

Is It Possible To Make This Without Using A Food Processor?

For these balls, a food processor is ideal since it equally cuts the dates and nuts. However, a high-powered blender (such as a Vitamix) has limitations. In a blender, puree the walnuts and carob powder until finely ground, then add the dates and peanut butter until combined.

Are These Date Balls Something You Could Eat Every Day?

Absolutely! Dates are high in fiber and will help you stay satiated and regular.

Are Energy Balls Healthy? Are Energy Balls Good For You? What Are The Health Benefits Of Energy Balls?

Yes, they are healthy because they are manufactured with natural substances that strengthen your body. Dates, coconut, and walnut are included in my energy balls recipe. Protein powder, granola, flaxseed, quinoa, sunflower seeds, oats, and some almond or peanut butter can be added to this energy ball recipe to fit your needs.

What Are The Best Dates For You?

A lot of dates are available, but one date is truly better than the rest of the dates. Making date balls is good with Medjool Dates.

These delicious dates have a caramel flavor and combine well into a paste. Medjool dates, which can be found in most grocery stores and supermarkets, are an ideal ingredient for these nutritious energy balls because of their accessibility.

How To Soften The Dates?

Depending on where you buy your dates and how they’ve been stored, they could need some help softening before being turned into date balls. Make sure you follow the steps below if the dates are hard for you.

  • In a large mixing bowl, place the dates.
  • Soak the date in boiling water for 10 minutes.
  • Totally drain the dates.
  • Remove the pits from the dates before placing them in the food processor if they aren’t pitted.

Other Vegan Snacks To Prepare

  1. Vegan Fudge
  2. Gluten-Free Vegan Gizzada
  3. Jamaican Coconut Drops
  4. Tamarind Balls
  5. Almond Flour Cranberry Cookies
  6. Gluten-Free Raisin Buns
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‘Chocolate’ Date Balls

These no-bake ‘chocolate’ date balls are vegan, gluten-free, and easy to make. Additionally, an excellent nutritious snack for busy days!
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Course: Appetizer, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chocolate’ Date Balls
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 183kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup walnut
  • 1/2 cup dried shredded coconut
  • 8 medjool dates pitted
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 2 tablespoons carob powder
  • 3 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • Pinch of salt

Instructions

  • Remove the pit from the dates. Combine all the ingredients in a food processor and mix until it forms a doughy mixture.
  • Form 10 balls with the mixture and then store them in the refrigerator

Nutrition

Calories: 183kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 23mg | Potassium: 282mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 31IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 1mg