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Raspberry Cocoa Energy Balls

  • Author: Katie DeNero


These energy balls are just what you need to get through that 3 PM rut. 


Units Scale
  • 2 cups pitted medjool dates (19-20 dates)
  • 1 1/2 cups raw almonds
  • 1/2 cup freeze dried raspberries
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut, plus more for rolling
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract (optional)
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted almond butter
  • 12 tablespoons warm water, if mixture is dry.


  1. Add the dates, almonds, raspberries, coconut, cocoa powder and chia seeds to the bowl of a food processor. Pulse until mixture is thick and crumbly.
  2. Add the almond butter, and almond extract and continue to pulse. Take a small amount of mixture and press it between your fingers. If it sticks together easily and can roll into a ball shape, it’s ready. If the mixture is too dry, add 1 tablespoon of water at a time, pulsing in between, until mixture is sticky enough to hold its shape.
  3. Roll the mixture into 1-inch balls, then roll in shredded coconut or cocoa powder, if desired.
  4. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to two weeks.