Dark Chocolate & Ginger Energy Balls

Ingredients (makes 16 balls):

  • Dark chocolate, 100 grams (I used a 70% cacao bar chopped into small pieces)
  • Natural almonds, 1.5 cups
  • Pitted dates, 2 cups
  • Fresh ginger, 2 tsp finely minced
  • Hemp seeds or chia seeds, 5 tbsp 
  • Cacao powder, 2 tbsp
  • Ground cinnamon, ½ tsp
  • Salt, ¼ tsp


  1. Soak the pitted dates in warm water for about 20 minutes to help them soften, making it easier to mix into a paste using your food processor.
  2. In a food processor, add the almonds, cacao powder, cinnamon, salt, and chopped up chocolate. Mix on high for a few seconds until everything comes together into a chunky crumb. Set aside in a large mixing bowl.
  3. To your food processor, add the soaked dates (minus soaking water) with minced ginger. Mix on high until the dates form a paste. 
  4. Add the date mixture to the almond mixture in the large bowl. Use your hands to mix/kneed everything together until it forms a dough. 
  5. Roll into 16 balls. Coat the balls with either hemp seeds or chia seeds or a mix of both. Place in the freezer for 30 minutes to let the energy balls solidify. Enjoy! Note: Keep these guys stored in the fridge or freezer.

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