These Chocolate-Orange Hemp Energy Bites are vegan and paleo-friendly, gluten-free with no added sugars. They can be made quickly for a healthy treat.
Chocolate Orange Hemp Ball ingredients

Healthy Energy Balls


You’ll see from the ingredients list below that raw organic almonds and hemp hearts (also called hemp seeds) are at the base of these healthy and delicious cookies.

Now Foods Hemp Seeds

Organic cocoa powder is a must to flavor these Chocolate Hemp Bites, but the orange part is up to you whether or not to use the flavoring or the real stuff, or both.Cocoa and orange extract

Orangey-ness can also come from using fresh zest:

Orange zest

If you like this recipe, you might also like my Chocolate Peppermint Energy Balls.

Here’s the printable recipe:


Chocolate-Orange Hemp Bites {Vegan, Paleo, Gluten-free}

Chocolate Orange Hemp Ball ingredients

Chocolate-Orange Hemp Bites for a delicious, healthy treat.

  • Author: Carrie Forrest, MPH in Nutrition
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: No-Bake, food processor
  • Cuisine: Vegan, paleo, gluten-free, healthy


  • 1 1/2 cups organic raw almonds
  • ½ cup organic hemp seeds
  • ¼ cup unsweetened organic dried coconut flakes or shredded coconut
  • 1 tablespoon organic extra virgin coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons organic cocoa powder
  • 1 scoop vitamin C powder made from whole foods (optional)
  • 1/8 teaspoon organic orange flavor or zest of one large orange
  • ½ teaspoon ground organic Ceylon cinnamon
  • 1 cup pitted organic unsulfured dates


  1. Add almonds, hemp seeds, coconut flakes, coconut oil, cocoa powder, vitamin C powder (optional), orange extract or zest, and cinnamon into the bowl of a food processor. Turn on high for about 30 seconds.
  2. Then, with the processor on high, feed the dates one by one into the tube of the food processor, and run for about 2 minutes, or until the ingredients start to form into a ball. Stop and use a spatula to scrape down the sides, if necessary.
  3. Use your hands to form the dough into 12-15 cookies, and refrigerate them until completely chilled before serving.


These energy bites will stay fresh in the refrigerator for up to 10-14 days.

Keywords: chocolate energy bites with dates

Other essential items recommended:

Chocolate Hemp Balls overview