When you want a sweet and healthy treat that will satisfy your cravings, try these Double Chocolate Almond Butter Energy Balls. These no-bake cookies are vegan and gluten-free, and take less than 30 minutes to make!

A bowl of chocolate almond butter energy balls

These Almond Butter Energy Balls are full of protein, fiber, and the perfect amount of maple syrup for a feel-good treat that won’t bring you down. They also make an amazing on-the-go breakfast when you need to get out the door fast!

Why You Need This Recipe

  • These Almond Butter Energy Balls are actually good for you! Almond butter is high in Omega-3 fatty acids, monounsaturated fats, and vitamin E. Coconut is high in manganese and cocoa powder is full of antioxidants and magnesium.
  • They’re a perfect grab and go snack! Make a batch at the beginning of the week and then grab one out of the fridge anytime you want.
  • They’re vegan and gluten-free. Just be sure to buy oats that are labeled or certified gluten-free.

Key Ingredients

Almond butter adds protein and other vitamins as well as delicious flavor.

Oats thicken up the mixture so it’s roll-able and not too sticky.

Maple Syrup sweeten the energy balls without any processed sugar.

Cocoa Powder adds antioxidants and chocolatey flavor to the almond butter oat balls.

Ingredients for almond butter energy balls

Recipe Steps

Step One

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

Step Two

In a medium bowl, combine all the ingredients. Use a spatula to mix the ingredients together really well.

As always, please do see the recipe card at the end of this post for the exact ingredients and measurements.

How to make nut butter energy balls

Step Three

Roll the mixture into 12 balls about 1 1/2 inches in diameter.

Step Four

Lay each cookie onto a baking sheet and refrigerate for 15 minutes.

a bowl of double chocolate almond butter energy balls

Recipe Tips & Substitutions

  • Serve chilled. These clean eating energy bites stick together best when cold.
  • Store any leftovers in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to a week. You can also freeze them for up to two months.
  • Use dairy-free chocolate chips for vegan and dairy-free diets.

FAQs

Can I use honey instead of maple syrup?

Yep! Honey will be just fine but do use maple syrup if you want them to be vegan friendly.

Can I use peanut butter or another nut butter?

Yes you can substitute your favorite nut butter in place of almond butter. If the mixture seems too sticky, simply add extra oats a little bit at a time until the desired consistency is reached.

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A bowl of nut butter energy balls

Double Chocolate Almond Butter Energy Balls


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Description

When you want a sweet and healthy treat that will satisfy your cravings, try these Double Chocolate Almond Butter Energy Balls. These no-bake cookies are vegan and gluten-free, and take less than 30 minutes to make!


Ingredients

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  • 1 cup almond butter, at room temperature
  • ½ rolled oats (use gluten-free, if necessary)
  • ½ cup shredded, unsweetened coconut
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder or cacao powder
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips (use vegan chocolate chips for dairy-free and vegan diets)

Instructions

  1. Line a baking sheet or plate with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, combine the almond butter, oats, coconut, cocoa powder, maple syrup, and chocolate chips.
  3. Use a spatula to mix the ingredients well.
  4. Then, use your hands to roll the mixture into about 12 balls, each about 1 1/2-inches in diameter.
  5. Lay each cookie ball onto the baking sheet or plate, and then refrigerate the balls for about 15 minutes to help them stick together.

Notes

  1. Serve chilled.
  2. Store any leftovers in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to a week. You can also freeze them for up to two months.
  3. You can substitute any nut or seed butter for the almond butter.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: No-bake
  • Cuisine: Healthy

Keywords: energy balls, almond butter dessert, no-bake oat cookies

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