Chocolate Covered Apricot Ginger Energy Balls (Gluten-Free, Vegan)

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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.

They’re such a great snack to have around when a sweet craving sets in. Since they’re made with wholesome nutritious ingredients, you won’t feel bad for indulging. Plus, the healthy fats from the almonds, coconut, and hemp hearts help keep hunger at bay and make you feel full and satisfied after a few bites.

Further Food Nutritionist Commentary:

These chocolate covered energy balls are perfect for on-the-go snacking! With only 8g of net carbs, they are loaded with healthy fats, fiber, and Vitamin E from the almonds. The shredded coconut and coconut oil contribute heart healthy HDL cholesterol and the apricots provide a good source of Vitamin A. Overall these energy balls are loaded with many nutrients and make a delicious and satisfying snack!t

By Liz Lederman
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Chocolate Covered Apricot Ginger Energy Balls (Gluten-Free, Vegan)

  • Prep Time: 15-30 minutes
  • Cook Time: n/a
  • Servings: 20 balls

Ingredients

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

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

Instructions

  1. For the Energy Balls: Add all ingredients to a food processor and process until you get a sticky crumbly mix. Scoop out about 2 tablespoons at a time and roll into balls between the palms of your hands. Chill the balls in the fridge as you prepare the chocolate coating
  2. For the Chocolate Coating: If coconut oil is solid, melt it in a small pot over low heat. Remove from heat and mix it with cacao powder until no lumps remain. Pour in maple syrup (start with 3 tbsp and add more if needed) and pink salt and stir to evenly combine
  3. Assemble: Take out the energy balls from the fridge, dip them in the chocolate coating and place on a parchment paper. Repeat the process once more if desired for a thicker chocolate coating. Place in the fridge for around 15 minutes for the chocolate to set. Enjoy and store leftovers in the fridge for 1-2 weeks. You can also freeze them in an airtight container for long-term storage
For the Energy Balls: Add all ingredients to a food processor and process until you get a sticky crumbly mix. Scoop out about 2 tablespoons at a time and roll into balls between the palms of your hands. Chill the balls in the fridge as you prepare the chocolate coating For the Chocolate Coating: If coconut oil is solid, melt it in a small pot over low heat. Remove from heat and mix it with cacao powder until no lumps remain. Pour in maple syrup (start with 3 tbsp and add more if needed) and pink salt and stir to evenly combine Assemble: Take out the energy balls from the fridge, dip them in the chocolate coating and place on a parchment paper. Repeat the process once more if desired for a thicker chocolate coating. Place in the fridge for around 15 minutes for the chocolate to set. Enjoy and store leftovers in the fridge for 1-2 weeks. You can also freeze them in an airtight container for long-term storage

Nutrition Information

Per Serving: Calories: 169; Total Fat: 14 g; Saturated Fat: 11 g; Monounsaturated Fat: 2 g; Polyunsaturated Fat: 1 g; Cholesterol: 0 mg; Sodium: 3 mg; Potassium: 194 mg; Carbohydrate: 10 g; Fiber: 2 g; Sugar: 5 g; Protein: 3 g

Nutrition Bonus:

Vitamin C: 0%; Vitamin A: 4%; Iron: 7%; Calcium: 2%

 

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