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Plate of chocolate no-bake energy balls rolled in coconut, one has a bite out of it.

No-Bake Salted Mocha Balls

  • Author: Deryn Macey
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Yield: 18
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Food Processor
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


These no-bake chocolate energy balls, are rich and decadent yet made from just a few wholesome ingredients. Keep a batch in your fridge for whenever you need a sweet treat or just to stay energized throughout the day!


  • 1 cup raw cashews (150 g)
  • 1 cup packed, soft pitted dates (220 g)
  • 3 tbsp cocoa powder (15 g)
  • 3 tbsp finely ground coffee (14 g)
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped dark chocolate or dairy-free chocolate chips (80 g)


  1. Add everything but the chocolate to a food processor and mix into a thick, sticky dough. You should easily be able to press it together between your fingers.
  2. Add the chopped chocolate or chocolate chips and pulse a few times to combine.
  3. Use your hands to roll the dough into 18 balls. It can help to use wet hands if the dough is sticky.
  4. If desired, roll each ball in shredded coconut or cocoa powder.


Caffeine: Be sure to use decaf if you’re sensitive to caffeine or plan to enjoy these later in the day.

Storage: Up to 2 weeks in a sealed container in the fridge, up to 3 months in a sealed container or freezer-safe bag in the freezer (allow to thaw for 10-15 minutes if enjoying straight from the freezer), up to 2 days at room temperature if taking to-go but freeze first and keep cool, if possible.

Cashews: Can be subbed with walnuts or almonds, or any combination of them.

Dates: It’s important to use soft, moist dates. If your dates are overly dry, soak in hot water for 15 minutes then drain well before using in the recipe.


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 102
  • Sugar: 11.1 g
  • Sodium: 66 mg
  • Fat: 4.9 g
  • Carbohydrates: 15 g
  • Fiber: 1.6 g
  • Protein: 1.9 g

Keywords: mocha bites, mocha balls, mocha energy balls