Chocolate Pecan Energy Balls – Vegan and Gluten-free

Chocolate Pecan Energy Balls – Vegan and Gluten-free

This Chocolate Pecan Energy Balls recipe is based on Choosing Chia’s Chocolate Energy Ball recipe (thanks again Jess!). I’m not crazy about walnuts so I used pecans and sayer dates instead of medjool dates (it’s what I had). I also added a teaspoon of vanilla because I like the chocolate and vanilla combo. I can see this being good with a tsp of cinnamon and half a tsp of chili powder for a Mexican chocolate flare.


  • 1 1/4 cups pitted sayer dates, soaked in very hot water for five minutes
  • 1 cup toasted pecans
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla


  1. Place all the ingredients in a food processor and process until smooth.
  2. Scoop out a Tbsp of dough and roll into calls (makes about 15).
  3. Store in an airtight container in the fridge.


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