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Quinoa Energy Balls with Chocolate
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Sea Salt + Dark Chocolate Quinoa Energy Balls

Made with a base of dates and pecans, these dark chocolate energy balls, which could actually be called double dark chocolate energy balls, are a nutritious and delicious sweet treat 
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword dark chocolate, energy balls, sea salt
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 24 Balls
Calories 81kcal
Author Alyssa Rimmer

Ingredients

Instructions

  • To the food processor, add the dates. Process until broken apart and sticky, about 30 seconds. Add walnuts and process until ground and evenly distributed in the dates.
  • With the food processor running, add the remaining ingredients (minus the crispies and chocolate bar) and process until a dough begins to form. You should be able to pinch it between your fingers and it will stay together. Pulse in the quinoa crispies.
  • Form the dough into golf ball-sized truffles (you should get 20 - 24 balls). Place the ball on a parchment lined baking sheet and set aside.
  • Melt the chocolate bar over a double boiler. Once melted, dip the top of each ball into the melted chocolate and return them to the baking sheet. Sprinkle with sea salt flakes while the chocolate is still shiny.
  • Allow energy balls to chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes until chocolate has set, then serve.
  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge for 5 days.

Nutrition

Calories: 81kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 36mg | Potassium: 99mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 15IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 0.6mg