What could be better than a no-bake recipe you ask, well how about one full of healthy fats, good ingredients with no refined sugars that is naturally vegan and gluten-free. Introducing the no-bake keto energy bites! Oh and if you want a whole 30 version just scroll down for the modification to this recipe!

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Energy bite being drizzled with dark chocolate syrup

A word on healthy Fats

Calling this a Keto dessert is only because this recipe is loaded with lots of healthy fats, which is not a bad thing! Fats are an important step in nutrient absorption. It is essential for hormone production, maintaining good cell membranes, brain development and so much more.

So please don’t let the word ‘healthy fat’ deter you from this recipe. Plus this is a low carb dessert recipe which may be perfect for anyone who can’t eat grains or wants to stick to naturally gluten free treats. When my son first went gluten free I made it a point to try and only make things that were naturally gluten-free to eliminate the need to use fillers or gums while his gut was healing. If you are curious about that you can check out this post ” Discovering and healing gut damage“.

A great kid-friendly snack recipe

This is such a yummy recipe and makes the best vegan truffles (perfect to share with a loved one!). These no-bake energy bites are also a great snack for the kiddos. Totally a kid-approved recipe even for that picky eater. Naturally sweetened and loaded with healthy fats to promote brain development. Go ahead and give them two!

Making no-bake energy bites

energy bites no bake ingredients
Energy bites ingredients

These energy balls or energy bites are a super quick recipe to whip together. Plus there is no messy bowl to clean. Make it all in your food processor by adding all the ingredients right in and processing until a dough forms.

keto energy bites dough in a food processor
Energy bites dough

Then taking a spoon or small ice cream scooper roll them into balls with your hands. Drop them into a plate of cocoa powder and roll them around. Then they are ready to go! Easy as pie! You could also refrigerate the if you like or even freeze them for an extra special treat. They taste amazing cold! I mean I think so but my middle guy Avery likes them room temp (cue eye roll).

No bake energy balls being rolled
Rolling the dough into bites
No bake energy bites being rolled in cocoa powder
Energy bites being rolled in cocoa powder
plate full of no bake keto energy balls rolled in cocoa
Balls all rolled out

Oh and the chocolate syrup photographed in this recipe was for effect but to make it just warm up 1/4 cup of plant milk (oat works well) until it is almost boiling (30ish sec in the microwave). Then add about 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips. Let it sit for a minutes then stir. You can dip or drizzle them on top to make it extra fancy!

Whole 30 dessert recipe friendly

If you are looking for a whole 30 dessert you can totally make these by eliminating the maple syrup. I actually used to make them this way but then my kiddos became syrup fiends and you can use the rest…. haha It’s a real issue here actually! But seriously they are delicious without the syrup as well! The dates add enough sweetness for this recipe to works well.

bowl of no bake energy keto bites

Hope you enjoyed this recipe. For more easy dessert recipe check out these

Alright now on to the recipe and thank you for reading πŸ˜‰ If you make this recipe please like and comment, that would mean a lot to me! And tag me (@at.my.table) with your re-creations so I can share it over on Instagram!

Until then, tchau

No-Bake Keto Energy Bites Recipe

Recipe by atmytableCourse: snack, dessertCuisine: vegan, gluten free, keto, whole30Difficulty: Easy
Servings

12

balls
Prep time

15

minutes
Total time

15

minutes

No bake easy vegan truffle recipe. Loaded with healthy fats making this a keto friendly recipe. This gluten-free dessert comes together super easily and is a perfect kid approved and family snack idea. Pop into the fridge or freezer for an extra special treat.

Whole 30 friendly after modification

Ingredients

  • 1 cup raw walnuts

  • 5 pitted medjool dates

  • 1/2 of a ripe avocado

  • 1 tbs hemp seeds

  • 1 tbs cocoa powder (plus 1 cup for rolling)

  • 1 tbs maple syrup

Directions

  • Into a food processor add in all the ingredients and process until a dough forms.
  • Remove the blade and then with a spoon scoop out about 2 tbs of the dough and roll it between your hands to form into a ball.
  • Place 1 cup of the cocoa powder into a shallow bowl or plate and roll each ball in the powder until it is coated. Then roll again and place on a clean plate. Once all the dough is rolled you can eat them right away or place in a airtight container in the fridge or freezer

    * will last 5 days in the fridge and 1 month in the freezer. Enjoy!

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