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Healthy vegan protein bites rolled in cacao powder and coconut.

Energy Balls

Energy balls - the ultimate high protein, energy boosting healthy snack. These easy to make vegan energy bites are loaded with seeds, nut butter and dried fruit for a convenient snack that is good for you too.
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine vegan
Keyword snack
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 15 balls
Calories 158kcal
Author Domestic Gothess


  • 100 g (⅔ cup) pumpkin or sunflower seeds (I used half and half)
  • 4 Tbsp sesame seeds plus extra for rolling if you like
  • 50 g (⅔ cup) unsweetened desiccated coconut plus extra for rolling
  • 2 Tbsp ground flaxseed
  • 50 g (⅓ cup) mixed dried fruits (dates, apricots, raisins) chopped if large
  • 1-2 Tbsp of your favourite superfood powder (such as maca or lacuma) optional
  • 50 g (⅓ cup) cacao nibs
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon plus extra for rolling
  • 120 ml (½ cup) maple syrup (or agave)
  • 80 g (⅓ cup) nut or seed butter (I used peanut butter)
  • a pinch of salt
  • cacao powder for rolling
  • ground almonds as needed


  • Combine all of the ingredients apart from the maple syrup and nut butter in a food processor and blend until finely chopped.
  • Add the maple syrup and nut butter and continue to blend until the mixture has started to become smooth but still has some texture. If the mix is too sticky, stir in some ground almonds until it reaches a consistency where you can easily roll it into balls.
  • With your hands, roll the mixture into bite-sized pieces about the size of ping pong balls, you should get around 15 of them.
  • If you like, you can roll the energy balls in cacao powder, desiccated coconut, sesame seeds or cinnamon to coat. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week.