Chocolate Energy Bites

dairy free dessert energy balls gluten free no bake paleo snacks vegan whole 30

Prepared and photographed by NutraMilk nutritionist, Florencia Tagliavini.

Recipe inspired by CookingLight.


For almond butter

  • 2 cups (300g) almonds
  • 1 quart (946ml) water
  • 1/8 teaspoon Pink Himalayan salt (optional)

For energy bites

  • 1/2 cup whole hazelnuts
  • 12 whole Medjool dates, pitted and roughly chopped
  • 2/3 cup almond butter or any other nut butter made with the NutraMilk
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Spread nuts on a small rimmed baking sheet. Bake until lightly toasted, about 10 minutes, stirring once. Cool 10 minutes. Rub off skins. Reserve 20 hazelnuts. Pulse remaining hazelnuts in a food processor until finely chopped and set aside.
  • Make almond butter (or other nut butter of choice) if you don´t already have a batch made.
    • Place almonds and salt in the NutraMilk container.
    • Press Butter cycle, set for 12-13 minutes.
    • Press Start.
    • Open the container lid.
    • If necessary, set for an additional 1-2 minutes for a creamier butter.
    • Leave 2/3 cup of nut butter in the container and take out the rest to store for later use.
  • Add cocoa, 2 tablespoons water, vanilla, and salt in the NutraMilk container process until well combined (butter cycle for approximately 3-4 minutes.

  • Turn mixture out into a bowl; divide into 20 equal portions. Roll each portion around 1 whole hazelnut to form a ball.
  • Roll each brownie ball in chopped hazelnuts to coat. Chill until firm, about 30 minutes.



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