Chocolate Ganache Energy Balls – made with just 4 ingredients and 2 easy steps, vegan, gluten free and so full of versatility.
Friends, do you do any sports? I do and really enjoy it, but what is always missing for me is the perfect snack before or after a workout. Something that gives me energy.
For sure you can drink a smoothie or eat veggies, this is always a good option.
Honestly, these are great options but sometimes I’m craving for something sweet. Chocolate maybe, who can relate to this?
You know I have a soft spot for chocolate like my Chocolate Mousse Cake, Vegan Chocolate Cake or Triple Chocolate Bread to name some of it. Just type chocolate in the search function and you will totally satisfy your chocolate craving.
These are all great and delicious options of course, but before or after a workout I know we need something portable, something you can grab and go for it. Best part: just because I’m working out, it doesn’t mean I can’t have my chocolate craving satisfied!
Yes you can just buy a chocolate bar but honestly this will not do the trick.
Because those chocolate bars are neither vegan, nor gluten free. Instead they are full of sugar and contain a lot of preservatives.
You can do better with my Chocolate Ganache Energy Balls: you only need 4 ingredients and just 2 easy steps and you make them in no time.
These balls are so versatile, they not only make a great and healthy pre and after workout plant-based snack.
Can you imagine that personal gifts are always the best things what people can ask for?
Yes these are also a great holiday gift. You can bring them on to friends, family, love ones or just for you you deserve it. They also make a good snacking option, compliment for any desserts, think cakes, mousses.
You can decorate all of them with these and that will take your beautiful dessert to the next level.
I hope you are all excited for your next workout with these Chocolate Ganache Energy Balls. They are delightful, elegant, chocolaty, dreamy, satisfying. It can be tough not to snack the whole batch.
This is how we make these Chocolate Ganache Energy Balls. There’s room for chocolate always.
First, combine cashews, cashew butter, dates and optional (vanilla extract) in a food processor or blender. Then process until the mixture is well combined, but leave some texture otherwise it will turn out into a paste, and that is not what we need here.
Roll mixture with your hands into balls, and set aside. Melt the vegan chocolate in the microwave or in a small casserole on a stove. You can add a bit coconut oil to it.
I find this delicious as it adds slight coconut notes to it and makes the chocolate a bit creamier but there is no need for. You can easily do it without the coconut oil.
Last but not least, cover all balls with the vegan chocolate. Chill until serving.
As you can see, I used both vegan dark and white chocolates. This is just for variety. Of course, you can use what vegan chocolate you prefer.
And you can customize these energy balls to your own needs and desire. I think it would work great with other nuts of course, like peanut, hazelnut, almond and more.
These are a great motivator to achieve your workout goals. I mean who doesn’t love chocolate? With these babies you can have it before or after a workout, maybe you can split it: one half before and one half after.
This will do the trick even if you’re exhausted from the workout you can easily motivate yourself.
Enjoy your workout, dessert, date night with my Chocolate Ganache Energy Balls
These Chocolate Ganache Energy Balls are full of good benefits thanks to cashews, cashew butter, and dates. Cashews are good for a healthy heart, lowers blood pressure, are full of calcium, magnesium.
Say hello to bone health and more. The benefits are real so you can really profit while are you snacking on these.
Of course it’s not just about the cashews. The cashew butter doubles the fun, believe me. It’s not only delicious but also so healthy so a big winner for you.
Curious why you should get on board with cashew butter then you might want a look at the article “7 Health Benefits of Cashew Butter”
Friends you get the whole package here, delicious, healthy, nutritious made with only 4 ingredients and 2 easy steps you can take up the snack game to the next level, enjoy!
Talk to you soon, have fun and keep in mind you’re awesome, Florian!
- 1 1/2 cups cashews
- 3 Tbs cashew butter
- 1 cup Medjool dates
- 1/2 cup vegan chocolate
- 2 tsp coconut oil (optional)
- 1 Tbs vanilla extract (optional)
- First, combine cashews, cashew butter, dates and optional (vanilla extract) in a food processor or blender. Then process until the mixture is well combined, but leave some texture otherwise it will turn out into a paste, and that is not what we need here.
- Last but not least, roll mixture with your hands into balls, and set aside. Melt the vegan chocolate in the microwave or in a small casserole on a stove. You can add a bit coconut oil to it, cover all balls with the vegan chocolate. Chill until serving.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 20 Serving Size: 1 ball
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 244Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 32mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 1.2gSugar: 18gProtein: 3g