Chocolate Prune Energy Balls are a perfect healthy snack! These 6-ingredient energy balls are delicious way to boost your energy and metabolism. They are naturally sweet, simple and easy to make. Vegan. Gluten-free. Kids-friendly.
Cuisine: American, International
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Sweetener: Maple syrup, honey, date syrup or molasses, optional and to taste
Put prunes, walnuts, flax seeds, cacao powder, and cinnamon in the high-speed food processor and mix for about two minutes until the dough is formed. Don't worry if the dough seems dry in the beginning. Just continue mixing. Prunes will release juices and make it sticky. Scrap down the dough with a spatula if needed.
Stop the processing and check texture by pinching the dough between your fingers. If the mixture is too dry, add a bit of hot water (just a teaspoon). Mix again and check the texture.
Taste the dough. Add a teaspoon of maple syrup, raw honey, date syrup or molasses. If you're adding liquid sweetener then there's no need to add hot water. Sweetener will bind the dough and make texture sticky.
In the end, add the Goji berries. Pulse everything for half more minute.
Using a tablespoon, scoop out dough and roll between your palms to form your balls. Repeat with remaining ingredients.
Place energy balls on a plate, serving tray or in an airtight container and refrigerate to harden.
Store in an airtight container in the fridge until serving for up to 4 weeks.
Place in a zip-lock bag and freeze for up to 3 months. You don't need to thaw the balls to eat them.
As a measure, I used US cup (240ml).SUBSTITUTIONS: You can substitute flax seeds with hemp seeds or chia seeds. You can substitute walnuts with almonds.Disclaimer: The nutritional information provided is approximate and is calculated using online tools. Information can vary depending on various factors, but I have endeavored to be as accurate as possible.