These Vegan No Bake Date Energy Protein Balls with Matcha are quick, easy and gluten/grain/dairy free and paleo friendly! A healthy, protein packed snack!
Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and set aside
Add the roughly chopped dates into a food processor and process until the dates break down and begin to form a ball.
Using a spatula, break the date ball up a little bit and add the Matcha Green Tea Powder, chocolate protein powder and 2 tsp of the melted coconut oil into the food processor, reserving the rest for later.
In a small, microwave safe bowl, melt the chocolate and remaining coconut oil in the microwave using 20 second intervals, stirring between each interval, until smooth and melted.
Take the date mixture out of the refrigerator and roll into Tablespoon sized balls. Place one ball into the melted chocolate, using a spoon to drizzle chocolate over the top until it is coated. Use a fork to scoop out the bite and lightly shake and scrape off any excess chocolate on the side of the bowl. Transfer to the prepared cookie sheet (I find that using a toothpick to slide it off the fork works great!) and repeat with remaining bites. ***
*Depending on your protein you made need a little more or less, go by texture. You want the bites to be tacky, but not super sticky
**You only actually need 4 oz of chocolate, which is reflected in the nutrition info. But, having that extra ounce helps making dipping easier!
***I think this video is really helpful to show you how to dip the truffles!
Bites are best kept in an airtight container in the refrigerator!