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No-Bake Almond Joy Energy Balls

March 8, 2015

These No-Bake Almond Joy Energy Balls are inspired by the ever popular Almond Joy chocolate bar but without all the gunk! They pack a serious nutrition punch and are also gluten-free, vegan AND paleo.

These No-Bake Almond Joy Energy Balls are inspired by the ever popular Almond Joy chocolate bar but without all the gunk! They pack a serious nutrition punch and are also gluten-free, vegan AND paleo.Last weekend I was up at a friend of a friend’s boyfriend’s farmhouse. I’ll give you a second to sort that one out…

I’m calling it a farmhouse, but it more like a majestic winter resort house with a rustic flair. I spent a good amount of time sitting by the fire trying to come up with that one.

I also spent a descent number of hours trying to figure out how I got invited because I honestly didn’t feel worthy being surrounded by such awesome, cool people in such a spectacular place.

 

These No-Bake Almond Joy Energy Balls are inspired by the ever popular Almond Joy chocolate bar but without all the gunk! They pack a serious nutrition punch and are also gluten-free, vegan AND paleo.I often try to compensate for my lack of worthiness with my ball talent. I was taught to never show up empty-handed to a party (or weekend getaway) but I’m pretty sure my mother was suggesting wine or a loaf, and not healthy energy balls.

I was never very good at listening to my Mom though…Sorry Mom!

So I packed my sweats and toothbrush and whipped up a batch of my Blueberry Muffin Energy Balls to feed a crowd. I used to get nervous showing up places with healthy food and would usually blurt out “IT’S HEALTHY!” as though to warn people in case they think it sucks but I’ve come to learn that balls will never fail me.

And naturally, they didn’t. As always they were a huge hit and reminded me that it’s been far too long since I posted a new ball recipe. 3 months to be exact.

These No-Bake Almond Joy Energy Balls are inspired by the ever popular Almond Joy chocolate bar but without all the gunk! They pack a serious nutrition punch and are also gluten-free, vegan AND paleo.I love hearing people’s reactions when they try their first energy ball. Most people can’t believe they’re healthy, a lot of people think they’re donut holes and only 5% of people are completely freaked out by the concept.

I’m not friends with those people.

In my wildest dreams I’d create healthy energy balls for everyone’s tastebuds! Mine love the blueberry muffin goodness, C is a sucker for the key lime pistachio and I’m willing to bet there’s quite a few of you who are craving these No-Bake Almond Joy Energy Balls and don’t even know it yet.

If you’re feeling generous, you can bring them as a hostess gift but my guess is that with just one bite of these, the whole concept of sharing will go right out the window. Welcome to the crazy world of energy balls!

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No-Bake Almond Joy Energy Balls

  • Author: Davida Lederle
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2 dozen balls 1x
  • Category: Snack
  • Method: Blend
  • Diet: Vegan
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Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Put 1/2 cup of coconut flakes into the food processor and process to break up flakes slightly (about 1 minute). Do not over-process or it will become coconut butter.
  2. Remove flakes and set aside
  3. Place dates in the food processor and process until they have broken up and come together into a ball.
  4. Break up date ball with hands and add in almonds, cocoa powder, 1/4 cup of coconut flakes and sea salt.
  5. Process for several minutes, scrapping down the sides as needed.
  6. Add in vanilla extract and 1 tbsp of almond milk.
  7. Process until mixture comes back together into a ball. If it doesn’t do this, add in 1 more tablespoon of almond milk. It should look like the photo above.
  8. Remove mixture from the food processor and roll into 2 dozen balls.
  9. Roll each ball in the coconut flakes you processed earlier.
  10. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for several weeks.

*If your dates aren’t sticky soak them in hot water for 20 minutes and then drain before using.

Keywords: almond joy, almond joy balls, energy balls

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    Moran
    December 31, 2018 at 1:11 pm

    Delicious!!! I had a little cinnamon and it was given a great pinch

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    Denise P
    December 12, 2018 at 10:38 pm

    Hubby and I love them as do a few of our friends that have tried them. I add more cocoa powder tho for a more chocolatey flavor. I like how we can pretty much eat as much as we want – they’re just dates! But our minds think it’s chocolate LOL! Great recipe!

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    nancy
    August 29, 2018 at 11:05 am

    I have made these several times and they are delicious. Everyone loves them! Great for a meal, a snack, or dessert.

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    Jennifer
    June 11, 2018 at 11:19 am

    Would love to try these as my Daughter needs more protein in her diet. But, alas she can’t have dried fruits as she has a fructose malabsorption.

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    Heather VanSnick
    June 4, 2018 at 10:32 pm

    These are delicious but so addicting. do you know the nutritional value of each ball?

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    Kate
    May 17, 2018 at 5:56 pm

    These energy balls look soooooo delicious! I love this recipe! I’m going to make them this weekend!

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    Tammy
    February 12, 2018 at 3:08 pm

    These turned out great! Loved them and can’t wait to try out other variations.

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    Sharon
    February 11, 2018 at 5:37 pm

    These are delicious. Can they be frozen?

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