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Vegan No Bake Date Energy Protein Balls with Matcha

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!

Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword dairy free, dates, energy, gluten free, no bake, paleo, protein, vegan
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 12 Bites
Author Taylor

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and set aside

  2. Add the roughly chopped dates into a food processor and process until the dates break down and begin to form a ball.

  3. 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.

  4. Process until all mixed up, and a ball forms.
  5. Take the ball out of the food processor and knead it around with your hands if any of the powders did not get well incorporated. Place the ball in the refrigerator while you melt the chocolate.
  6. 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. 

  7. 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. ***

  8. Transfer the chocolate covered bites to the refrigerator until the chocolate hardens and DEVOUR.

Recipe Notes

*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!