Almond Butter Energy Balls

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These almond butter energy balls are no-bake, sweet, nutty, nutritious, and healthy. They’re healthy, no-bake, high in fiber, vegan-friendly, gluten-free, Paleo, and dairy-free.

What snacks do you think of when you combine chocolate, almonds, and coconut? Maybe an Almond Joy candy bar or another delicious treat.

But we all know that Almond Joys, and plenty of other decadent treats, are not that great for us. Here is a recipe that can help you work towards your healthy eating goals.

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Instead of grabbing a candy bar, try this recipe. You can imagine these almond butter energy balls when you want something chocolate with almonds and coconut.

These almond butter energy balls are way better for you! You could easily have most of the ingredients in your pantry right now to put these energy balls together.

You won’t find any high fructose corn syrup or other unnecessary sugars in this recipe. Instead, all of the ingredients are whole foods and incredibly good for you. They almost look like a fudgy brownie.

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Ingredients You’ll Need

Almond butter (1 cup) – This butter is simple. It’s usually just one ingredient (almonds) ground up to a spreadable consistency. Sometimes, salt is added for extra flavor.

Maple syrup (1/3 cup) – A nature’s sweetener. It’s best to buy pure maple syrup and avoid imitation brands. If you don’t have any maple syrup, you can also use honey or agave.

Coconut flour (1/4 cup) – It’s a gluten-free flour made from only coconuts. It’s high in fiber and MCTs. It’s been known to aid heart health and promote healthy digestion.

You could use another gluten-free flour if you didn’t find any coconut flour. Almond flour or oat flour would be good options to try.

Ground flaxseed (1 tbsp) – It’s often used as a binding agent when baking. It’s a great vegan option if you are trying to avoid using eggs.

It’s easy to find flaxseeds and grind them up. I like to use a small coffee grinder like this for this purpose. You can also buy ground flaxseed at health food stores or online.

Cocoa powder (¼ cup) – Unsweetened cocoa powder is the way to go here. It’s going to add the rich chocolate flavor without adding sugar or artificial flavorings.

This is an essential ingredient in almond energy balls. You won’t want to substitute it.

ingredients for almond butter balls

How to Make Almond Butter Energy Balls

Step 1. Start out by mixing the ingredients in a large bowl. You’ll want to mix them really well so that everything is combined. The batter may look a little wet and sticky, but that’s ok!

That means you’re energy balls are going to be a good constituency, and they won’t dry out.

Step 2. Next, you’ll roll the ingredients into tablespoon-sized balls. You can choose to do this with your hands or with the help of a cookie scoop like this.

Step 3. Once you have rolled all of the energy balls, you need to put them in the refrigerator.

Lay a sheet of parchment paper on a plate and place the energy balls on the plate. Pop the plate in the refrigerator and wait patiently. They will need to chill for at least two hours.

Why do we do this? This step helps the balls “set up.” The wet parts of the batter are being absorbed into the coconut flour and flaxseed.

steps to make energy balls

How Long Do Energy Balls Last in the Fridge?

Energy balls are good to eat if stored in the fridge for up to a week. They will keep this long as long as you store them in an air-tight container.

Additionally, you can keep them in the freezer for up to three months.

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Is Almond Butter Good for Energy?

Almond butter is a great food to add to your diet to keep your energy up.

Why? Because almond butter contains high levels of magnesium. And magnesium is an essential component for creating energy in the body.

Almond butter is also high in protein. Protein is truly avital component to keeping your energy up throughout the day. Almond butter also has more vitamin E than any other nut butter.

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almond butter energy balls
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Almond Butter Energy Balls

By Karo @ AllNutritious
These almond butter balls sweet, nutty, nutritious, and great for the kids. It's a perfect sweet snack before the workout that will give you the energy you need. Vegan, no-bake, high in fiber, gluten-free, Paleo, and dairy-free.
Prep: 25 minutes
Additional Time: 2 hours
Total: 2 hours 25 minutes
Servings: 20 energy balls

Ingredients 

  • 1 cup natural unsalted creamy almond butter
  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1 tbsp ground flaxseed
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
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Instructions 

  • Line a large plate with parchment paper.
  • Add all the ingredients into a large bowl and mix. Once the mixture gets thicker, continue folding the dough.
  • Once the dough is thick, scoop out the balls with a cookie scoop. Or just use your own hands to form balls.
  • Place on a plate with parchment paper and keep in the fridge for at least 2 hours before serving.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1 energy ball | Calories: 105kcal | Carbohydrates: 7.6g | Protein: 3.2g | Fat: 7.5g | Saturated Fat: 0.7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Sodium: 2.5mg | Fiber: 1.8g | Sugar: 4g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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