8 varieties of energy balls with a description for each

Dark Chocolate and Cherry Energy Bites

  • Author: Melissa Griffiths - Bless this Mess
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Total Time: 10 min
  • Yield: 14 1x


This date ball totally eats like dessert. Since it’s round and covered with chocolate, you kind of feel like you are eating a bonbon, and that’s ok by me.



  • 1 cup almonds
  • 2/3 cups dried cherries (I like dried tart cherries)
  • 2/3 cup dates
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips, melted


  1. Add all of the ingredients to the bowl of your food processor and blend until the nuts are well chopped and a thick “dough” starts to form, about 3-5 minutes of processing. If the ingredients are chopped into super small pieces but the dough isn’t coming together, try adding a teaspoon of water at a time (up to a tablespoon or two) to encourage everything to come together.
  2. When the ingredients are well incorporated, remove the blade from the food processor. Take 1 large tablespoon of the “dough” and roll it into a ball in between your hands. Repeat with remaining dough. Drizzle the top of each ball with melted dark chocolate. I keep the balls in the fridge for up to a month or in the freezer much longer.

  • Category: Snacks
  • Method: Food Processor
  • Cuisine: Snack
Nutrition Information: YIELD: 10 SERVING SIZE: 1 Bite
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 115.2 Fat: 5g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 4.7mg Carbohydrates: 16.5g Sugars: 12.3g Protein: 2.3g Vitamin A: 22.7µg Vitamin C: 3.1mg

Keywords: homemade energy bites, healthy energy ball