Vegan Chocolate Energy Balls – no blender required!

These energy balls are full of protein and are super handy to make because you won’t have the hassle of cleaning a blender. I came up with the recipe when I wanted to make some kind of protein balls early in the morning after a kettlebell workout but didn’t want to wake up my housemates by using a blender…

These protein balls are really rich and chocolatey and have a nice texture after they’ve firmed up in the fridge. The peanut butter makes them quite sticky so you should enjoy them with a big glass of water 🙂

Makes 4 protein balls. Prep time: 5 mins. Refrigeration time: 20 mins.


1 tbsp cocoa powder

1 tbsp pea protein powder

1 tbsp maple syrup

1 tbsp desiccated coconut or chopped hazelnuts

1 tbsp peanut butter

4 dates, chopped (optional)

1 tbsp water


Place all the ingredients in a bowl. Mash together with a fork. Roll into balls. Leave in the fridge to firm up for about 20 mins.

If you want to make them look fancy, roll them in chopped hazelnuts or desiccated coconut before putting them in the fridge. Enjoy 🙂

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