Black Forest Energy Balls


These yummy balls are gooey and sweet, and they’re a great way to keep those energy levels up. Perfect for an on-the-go snack, we’ll keep a few of these in our bags whenever we’re out and about, just in case we become stranded and we can’t find any vegan food!

Prep 10 mins, plus chilling
Cook no cooking


  • 120 g Medjool dates
  • 3 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 150 g raw almonds
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 100 g dried cherries


Remove and discard the stones from the dates, and add the dates to a food processor along with the cocoa powder, almonds, coconut oil and a pinch of salt. Process until all the ingredients have broken down.

Add the dried cherries to the processor and pulse the mixture a few times until the cherries break down into smaller pieces, but avoid processing them completely.

Divide the mixture into 10 even portions and then use your hands to mould each piece into a compact ball. Place the energy balls on a plate and refrigerate for at least 10 minutes before serving.