Chocolate Cereal Energy Balls

These Chocolate Cereal Energy Balls are quick and easy to whizz up to create a healthy and tasty grab-and-go breakfast snack with minimal ingredients but maximum nutrition. 

Chocolate Cereal Energy Balls

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I don’t know about you guys but I absolutely love sneaking chocolate into my morning wherever I can! Surely I can’t be alone here?!


I’m definitely a sweet over a savoury kinda gal and my breakfast always involves sweet things without fail and my mornings are not complete without fruit and non-dairy yogurt which is normally accompanied by a variety of homemade breakfast treats such as these Strawberry Chia Jam Crumble Bars, Turmeric and Ginger Breakfast Cookies, Apple Almond Oat Cupcakes or these Crunchy Beetroot Protein Bars.

All my breakfast treats are refined sugar-free, refined flour-free, dairy-free and can often be gluten-free if required, so I think eating crumble bars, cookies or cupcakes for breakfast is acceptable when you take the ingredients into consideration and as I do use the highest-quality, non-processed ingredients for good sources.

These breakfast treats are nearly always followed up by an elevenses snack in the way of an ‘energy’ ball or snack such as these Chocolate Cereal Energy Balls, just to keep me going until lunchtime. They are the perfect on-the-go snack and they could even be an afternoon snack as well as a breakfast time snack, and they are perfect for pre-and-post workout.


These Chocolate Cereal Energy Balls are so easy to whizz up in a high-quality/high-speed food processor in order to break down the nuts and dates which are combined with all the remaining ingredients and simply processed until they have broken down and formed a manageable dough that can be rolled into balls your with hands.

These Chocolate Cereal Energy Balls are great for a number of reasons:

  1. They are so easy to whizz up in a high-quality/speed food processor
  2. They contain a number of healthy and nutritious ingredients including;
    a) Dates which are used as the primary ‘wet ingredients’ and are great to sweeten and combine the whole ingredients and they are a good source of energy, fibre and various vitamins and minerals
    b) Walnuts which combine perfectly with dates and they are loaded with antioxidants and a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids (a.k.a. good fats)
    c) Oats which of course are great for Breakfast to set you up for the day and their soluble fibre can help reduce cholesterol
    d) Puffed Rice Cereal is a good choice for a breakfast cereal as it is wholegrain, low in calories and fat-free
  3. They are flavoured with two of my favourite things; cacoa powder and peanut butter, which make the most heavenly combination.

I used to use a very moderate food processor which just wasn’t capable of recipes like these and so I would recommend that a high-quality and high-speed food processor is best for these as the ingredients need to be broken down and processed until they form a manageable dough that can be rolled into your hands, which should be firm and not sticky.

Chocolate Cereal Energy Balls

You may see similar items being sold in health food shops and supermarkets which will be labelled as Energy Bars or Energy Balls but seriously you can save yourself some money and make yourself a batch at home to grab whenever suits you, as they are best kept in the freezer and thawed 30 minutes before consumption or they can keep in the fridge in an air-tight container for a few days.

If you love chocolate and you also want to sneak some chocolate into your breakfast routine, try a few of my other recipes:

Nutty-Choc Protein Breakfast Bars

Oat Nutella Balls

Peanut Butter Filled Chocolate Breakfast Cups

Peanut Butter Chocolate Breakfast Bars

Chocolate Protein Oat Pancakes

I hope you enjoy this recipe and if you give it a go, leave a comment and let me know or post a picture on  instagram or  facebook and use #untaintedtastes and tag me @untaintedtastes as I’d love to see them 🙂 xo



Chocolate Cereal Balls
 
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Recipe type: Vegan
Cuisine: Snack, Breakfast
Serves: Serves 15
Ingredients
  • ¾ cup dates, soaked and drained
  • 1 cup walnuts, soaked and drained
  • ½ cup oats
  • ½ cup desiccated coconut
  • ½ cup puffed rice cereal
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tbsp cacoa powder
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
Instructions
  1. In a food processor, add the datesand walnuts to break down, then add the remaining ingredients and process until well
  2. combined and they clump together.
  3. Remove the mixture from the processor a tablespoon at a time and with your hands, roll into equal sized balls. (I made 15)
  4. Place the balls in a dish and put in the freezer until firm (approx. 2 hours).
  5. Remove from the freezer and keep in the fridge for up to a week.

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