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Vanilla Chocolate Chip Energy Balls: A Quick and Wholesome Snack

Feb 01, 2023

Vanilla Chocolate Chip Energy Balls: A Quick and Wholesome Snack 

When you need a quick pick-me-up to keep up with your busy schedule, nothing beats a delicious and nutritious snack. As a busy mom, I understand the importance of having quick and healthy options. That's why I love these Vanilla Chocolate Chip Energy Balls! They are easy to make and loved by both adults and kids alike. Let's dive into the recipe and discover how these wholesome energy balls can become your go-to snack.

What you’ll need: 

  • 1 cup oats
  • 8 Medjool dates, pitted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 tablespoon tahini
  • 1 tablespoon flaxseeds
  • 1/4 cup cashews
  • Chocolate chips

How to Prepare: 

  • In a food processor, add the oats, pitted Medjool dates, vanilla extract, salt, tahini, flaxseeds, and cashews.
  • Blend all the ingredients until they form a sticky dough-like consistency; add a handful of chocolate chips to the processor once the mixture is blended.
  • Pulse a few times to incorporate the chocolate chips into the dough, leaving small chocolate chunks for extra indulgence.
  • Remove the dough from the food processor and transfer it to a bowl.
  • Using your hands, roll small portions of the dough into bite-sized balls. The size is up to you but aim for around 1-inch in diameter.
  • Place the energy balls on a lined baking sheet or a container suitable for freezing.
  • Once all the dough forms into balls, refrigerate them for at least 30 minutes to allow them to firm up. If you prefer a colder and firmer texture, you can store them in the freezer for an hour or until ready to enjoy.
  • After chilling, the Vanilla Chocolate Chip Energy Balls are ready to be devoured. Grab one whenever you need a quick energy boost or a satisfying snack.


  • These energy balls can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to one week. If you want to keep them longer, transfer them to the freezer, where they will stay fresh for up to three months. Just remember to thaw them slightly before enjoying them.

With their wholesome ingredients and delectable flavors, these Vanilla Chocolate Chip Energy Balls are the perfect snack to keep you going throughout the day. Whether you're a busy mom or simply need a quick and nutritious pick-me-up, these energy balls are a great option. Give them a try, and you'll have a delightful snack at your fingertips that will satisfy your cravings and boost your energy. Enjoy!


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