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Matcha Energy Balls

These chocolate-covered Matcha Energy Balls with a hint of lemon are quick, easy to make and vegan. A healthy no-bake, protein-packed healthy snack that's tasty too.
Course Snack
Cuisine Vegan
Diet Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 16 balls
Calories 198kcal

Equipment

  • food processor

Ingredients

  • 170 g walnut halves (1 ½ US cup)
  • 10 large Medjool dates (pitted) Roughy chopped. The dates I used were on the big side, if your dates are small you may need to add 2 or 3 more.
  • 40 g jumbo oats (approx ½ a US cup)
  • 2 tbsp pumpkin seeds
  • 2 tbsp matcha tea powder plus more for dusting (optional)
  • 2 tbsp lemon zest the zest of two medium lemons
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 135 g dark vegan chocolate (4.7oz)
  • 1 tbsp shredded coconut optional

Instructions

  • Add the oats, walnuts and 2 tablespoons of pumpkin seeds to a food processor and blend until you have a rough powder.
    Next, add 2 tablespoons of matcha powder and lemon zest and blitz until everything is combined.
  • Now add the dates, 2 tablespoons of maple syrup and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract.
    Blend until you have a rough dough.
  • Using a tablespoon measure out one portion. Using your hands squeeze it into a disk shape. Then roll it between the palms of your hands into a ball.
    Repeat until you have used up all the dough. Place on a plate then leave to chill in the fridge while you melt the chocolate.
  • Once the chocolate is melted dip each ball into the chocolate. Transfer to a parchment paper-lined baking tray. Repeat for each ball.
    If you are using shredded coconut you can sprinkle each ball now.
    Pop the tray in the fridge so the chocolate can set.
  • Once the chocolate is solid dust a little matcha over the balls using a small sieve.
    They are now ready to eat, however, we love these chilled, straight from the fridge. So if you like, pop them back in the fridge to chill for a half hour or so.

Notes

  • Dates - The dates I used were on the large side so you may need more if your dates are small.
  • Oats - I use jumbo rolled oats to make these, instant oats won't work here.
  • Sweetness - These energy balls are not overly sweet, if you prefer more sweetness then you can add another date or two or add more maple syrup.
  • Storing - Store in the fridge in an air-tight container.
  • Serving - These can be eaten as soon as they are ready however we love these chilled. They are great straight from the fridge!
  • Nutritional Information - All nutritional information is approximate and is calculated using an online nutrition tool. Information can vary depending on various factors but I have endeavoured to be as accurate as possible.
  • Measurements - I weigh all my ingredients using an electric scale, all measurements are metric. Cup measurements are approximate.

Nutrition

Serving: 1ball | Calories: 198kcal | Carbohydrates: 19.7g | Protein: 4.2g | Fat: 11.9g | Saturated Fat: 3.2g | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 138mg | Fiber: 3.2g | Sugar: 14.2g | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 2mg