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These Chocolate Orange Energy Balls are an easy and delicious snack that are packed with protein from nuts and are gluten and dairy free!

Chocolate Orange Energy Balls

  • Author: Kelsey


  • 1 cup raw almonds
  • 1 cup raw cashews
  • 1 1/2 cups medjool dates, pitted
  • 2 tbsp cacao powder
  • 2 tsp orange zest
  • 3 tbsp orange juice
  • Pinch of salt
  • ½ c chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp coconut oil


  • Add the almond & cashews to a food processor and pulse until nuts are the size of peas. Add the dates, cacao powder, orange zest & juice, water and salt and process on high until it comes together. 
  • If it is crumbly and not coming together add 1 tablespoon more of water. Once the ball has formed, scoop the mixture out and roll into balls. Place the balls on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet and place in the refrigerator while you prep the chocolate.
  • *Optional Chocolate Coating* 
  • Melt chocolate and coconut oil in the microwave until melted. Once melted dip balls into chocolate and place back on cookie sheet
  • Place in freezer until solid.