This brownie energy balls recipe tastes just like brownie batter! It’s made with 5 simple ingredients and comes together in 10 minutes. Vegan, gluten free!
1 cup medjool dates, pitted
1/2 cup cashews
2 Tablespoons cocoa powder
2 Tablespoons mini chocolate chips (vegan, if desired)
1 Tablespoon maple syrup or honey
1 Tablespoon coconut milk (from carton, not can)
pinch of sea salt
matcha, optional for dusting
Add cashews to food processor and pulse until they’re broken up into small bits. See below photo. Don’t process too long – we don’t want a flour consistency! Empty cashews into a large bowl and set aside.
Add dates to the food processor and blend until they form into a big, sticky ball. This usually takes 20-30 seconds in my processor.
Add the date paste to the bowl with cashews, then add chocolate chips, maple syrup, coconut milk, and a pinch of sea salt. Use your hands to mix it all together. Once everything is well-combined, scoop out small handfuls and roll them into balls. I like to make mine about 2 tablespoon-sized.
If desired, sprinkle matcha onto finished energy balls.
Store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks!