Cacao and almond energy balls

Here is a recipe for cacao and almond energy balls, created by Ella, the founder and creative director of Deliciously Ella 🕊🌸 I often made the cacao and almond energy balls when I was almost finished studying at University, to help to feel energised and keep pepped up when writing essays and before exams. The cacao and almond energy balls by Ella are so delicious and nice to make, and are made with a lot of nourishing and plant based ingredients, including almonds, raw cacao powder and coconut oil. The recipe for the cacao and almond energy balls is from Ella’s blog and website, Deliciously Ella and there are also more recipes for energy balls with different flavours in case you enjoy different flavours too 🌸

Cacao and almond energy balls, by Deliciously Ella

The cacao and almond is our original recipe and still a real favourite. Each ball is made with just six natural ingredients to create something simple and delicious. The mix of sweet dates with rich cacao, roasted nut butter, almonds, coconut oil and a pinch of salt will make everyone happy!


  • 100 g of almonds
  • 200 g of medjool dates
  • 2 tablespoons of raw cacao powder
  • 1 tablespoon of almond butter
  • 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
  • pinch of salt (optional)


Begin by placing the almonds in the food processor and pulsing until they are nicely crushed. Add the medjool dates and coconut oil and pulse until it’s fully mixed. Add the almond butter and cacao and then mix again in the food processor. Add a pinch of salt if desired. Take a tablespoon of the mixture and roll into a ball. Continue doing this until the mixture is finished. Place the rolled balls into the freezer for an hour, then remove and store in an airtight container in the fridge.

Makes 12 balls

In case you would like to find more plant based recipes for more lovely baking and foods, there are a lot of recipes with health information, tips and beautiful photos in Ella’s books you could hopefully find at a local bookshop or on an online bookshop, on Ella’s blog Deliciously Ella and on her Instagram page @deliciouslyella (please check the links) 🌸

Do you love energy balls too, or a different kind of plant based baking recipe or recipe by Deliciously Ella?


Photo credit

Cacao and almond energy balls,



Cacao and almond energy balls,


Please note: I also wrote an earlier blog post sharing a recipe for a sweet smoothie bowl, a chocolate ganache cake, a hot chocolate by Deliciously Ella and sharing an interview with Ella in case you would also like to read a couple more blog posts about Ella and Ella’s plant based recipes (please check the links) 🌸


Disclaimer: please note the full recipe for the cacao and almond energy balls and photo were created by Ella and found on Ella’s blog and website, Deliciously Ella. The blog post is also not sponsored, endorsed by or affiliated with Deliciously Ella, although I hope you could enjoy the recipe noted above too 🕊🌸

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