These chocolate-covered apricot ginger energy balls are such a delicious and healthy snack to have on hand. They’re made with 8 wholesome ingredients, are completely gluten-free, grain-free, Paleo, dairy-free, and vegan.

Chocolate-Covered Apricot Ginger Energy Balls [Vegan]

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Calories

355

Serves

5

Cooking Time

30

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Ingredients

For the Energy Balls:

  • 1 cup almonds
  • 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/3 cup hemp hearts
  • 3/4 cup dried apricots
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1-inch piece ginger, grated (1/2 teaspoon)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

For the Chocolate Coating:

  • 1/2 cup raw cacao powder
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 3-4 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • Pinch of pink Himalayan salt
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Preparation

For the Energy Balls:

  1. Add all ingredients to a food processor and process until you get a sticky crumbly mix.
  2. Scoop out about 2 tablespoons at a time and roll into balls between the palms of your hands.
  3. Chill the balls in the fridge as you prepare the chocolate coating

For the Chocolate Coating:

  1. If coconut oil is solid, melt it in a small pot over low heat.
  2. Remove from heat and mix it with cacao powder until no lumps remain.
  3. Pour in maple syrup (start with 3 tbsp and add more if needed) and pink salt and stir to evenly combine

To Assemble:

  1. Take out the energy balls from the fridge, dip them in the chocolate coating and place on a parchment paper.
  2. Repeat the process once more if desired for a thicker chocolate coating.
  3. Place in the fridge for around 15 minutes for the chocolate to set.
  4. Enjoy and store leftovers in the fridge for 1-2 weeks. You can also freeze them in an airtight container for long-term storage
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Nutritional Information

Per Serving: Calories: 355 | Carbs: 14 g | Fat: 32 g | Protein: 5 g | Sodium: 9 mg | Sugar: 4 g Note: The information shown is based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.