Fun, nutrient packed, delicious energy balls studded with sweet dried cherries and flecks of decadent dark chocolate. Perk up your day the yummy way!
If you’ve never tried energy balls before, you’re really missing out! They’re sweet, chewy, and come with a satisfying burst of energy!
These energy balls are great for more than that annoying mid-afternoon slump. Try a few for breakfast alongside some yogurt and your life will be changed. Easy, convenient, portable, and frankly… amazing!
I made these energy balls with my favorite ingredients, but feel free to switch things up if you prefer a different dried fruit or nut butter. Cashew butter is phenomenal in these as well!
Making these balls can be a little tricky, as they can stick to your hand. I really recommend using a small cookie scoop (mine is about a tablespoon size), that way they’re nearly in ball shape before they even hit your hands.
These energy balls store best in an airtight container in the refrigerator, but can also be frozen for a longer shelf-life.
To play it safe, I only keep these balls in the refrigerator for a week.
Have you tried energy balls before? Which is your favorite kind?
Recipe originally posted on The Weary Chef, where I am a contributor.
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- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1/3 cup chia seeds
- 1/3 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
- 1/2 cup almond butter
- 1/4 cup ground flax seed
- 1/2 cup dried cherries
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1 tsp vanilla extract or vanilla paste
- 1/3 cup finely chopped dark chocolate
- Combine all ingredients in mixing bowl and stir together until combined.
- Cover with plastic wrap and place in refrigerator for 30 minutes – 1 hour.
- Use a small cookie scoop (tablespoon size) to scoop the mixture into a rough ball shape, then use hands to form into round balls.
- Store energy balls in an airtight container in the refrigerator, or freeze.
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The Chunky Chef is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.