Almond Joy Energy Balls

September 28, 2015 by Jenny Melrose

I officially survived vegan week in my cleanse that I am doing through Danielle Omar’s Nourish Program.  I have learned so much in just a week and I’ve gone from 2-4 cups of coffee and tons of processed foods to absolutely no sugar and sticking to a vegan lifestyle.  The best part, I didn’t hate it!  These Almond Joy Energy Balls definitely helped though because they were my chocolate fix and they really do taste just like Almond Joys.

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Almond Joy Energy Balls

Almond Joy Energy Balls are perfect healthy snacks that are vegan and no bake.

I know there are a couple of you probably shaking your head in dismay wondering why I would ever give up things that I love.  Well, if you follow me on Periscope {which you should because I love to just babble and my girls definitely make appearances both planned and unplanned} you know that I’ve learned so much about my eating habits, but also about the nutrients that my body was missing out on because I used to eat minimal vegetables.  If you’re like me and you’re wondering why your body is feeling worn down or you can’t quite ever get enough sleep, then clean eating might just be the avenue you should take.  You can read all about my tips for Clean Eating HERE.  I’ve found a new love for green leafy vegetables and I’ve tried foods that I never would have eaten before {tempeh} and I learned I actually liked them.  Who knew?!

Almond Joy Energy Balls Healthy Snack

I’m a bit all over the place though so let me get back to these Almond Joy Energy Balls.  They are so simple to make and they are packed with protein.  I’ve professed my love for my Nutri Ninja Blender with Auto IQ many times.  I use it for everything from smoothies to soups and especially my energy balls.  You just toss all the ingredients in and push puree.  It’ll mash everything up and turn the ingredients into a paste.

Almond Joy No Bake Energy Balls

I’ve learned from making energy balls in the past that it’s important to tightly mold your balls.  You really have to squeeze them so that the ingredients bind together.  It’s also important to refrigerate the energy balls for at least an hour before trying to eat them.  If you look close in the first picture, you can tell I didn’t wait to take these pictures.  There’s a little bit of the energy balls that have come off on my fingers when I was trying to hold them to photograph them.  When you refrigerate them it’s best to place them into tupperware.  I highly recommend Rubbermaid’s  Food Storage Set.   It has everything you could possibly need and the easy find lid system makes it easy to keep it all organized.

Almond Joy Vegan Energy Bites

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Almond Joy Energy Balls

Almond Joy Energy Balls are there perfect healthy snack that are vegan and no bake.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 12

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cup Medjool dates pitted
  • 1/2 cup almonds
  • 1/2 cup cashews
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 3 tbsp cocoa nibs

Instructions

  1. Place all of the ingredients in a food processor and puree the ingredients.

  2. Tightly roll the processed ingredients in a ball and refrigerate for at least an hour.

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  • Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction


    This is my kind of snack! I would love to have these on hand to curb afternoon hunger!

  • lynn


    I am not sure about the chia seeds, should they be straight out of the package or soaked before using them?

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