Chocolate Power Bar Balls

This scrumptious, dairy free, gluten free, vegan, super transportable snack is a power bar in the form of balls.  What I love most about it though is the flavor –they taste like raw cookie dough!

This recipe came from a comment on an older post left by Karen; it is also similar to another recipe that many people mentioned on that post as their fave recipe, called Fudge Babies. Since these have just a tad sweeter than Fudge Babies, we were joking around, calling them Fudge Children, and Fudge Adolescents.

Chocolate Power Bar Balls

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  • Place dates, walnuts and chocolate in food processor
  • Pulse on high speed until the texture of coarse gravel
  • Pulse in vanilla and salt (if necessary, add water so that dough forms a big ball)
  • Form mixture into 1-inch balls
  • Serve
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
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I don’t often discuss nutrition, however, a bunch of readers have pointed out recently that just about all of the recipes on this site are not only gluten free, they are dairy free as well –like these yummy power bar balls.

If you are looking for more delicious gluten free, dairy free snacks and desserts that are quick and easy to make, check out my new book Gluten-Free Cupcakes.  I am obsessed with the ease of the dairy free recipe for Flourless Chocolate Coconut Cupcakes as it has only 5 ingredients; topped with my dairy free Vegan Chocolate Frosting and you’re off to the races! The book is coming out today, so those of you that pre-ordered will find it at your doorstep.  Happy baking!

Here are more yummy recipes for gluten free bites, bars and balls you might enjoy:
Raw Chocolate Brownie Bites from Carrie at Ginger Lemon Girl
Granola Oatmeal Cookie Bars from Kim at Cook It Allergy Free
Power Balls by AndreAnna at Life as a Plate


64 responses to “Chocolate Power Bar Balls”

  1. Agave syrup is extremely high in fructose. This syrup may be a good alternative sweetener, but the fructose negates its health benefits. Fructose is processed by the liver, and turned into FAT. Surely there is another alternative to this?

  2. These look wonderful. I was wondering, if you soak the nuts or seeds first to remove phytates and make digestion easier, will they still keep well? I’m concerned about spoilage.

  3. Is there a substitute for dates? As I am on a sugar free diet (candida) I can’t have dried fruit. Does anyone have any suggestions?

  4. Hi Elana,
    Love your recipe.My husband n I are just starting on a grain-free diet and he is miserable at the moment from all the breads and rice that he misses. Love that i could now cook something that is still so delicious and healthy and fits our diet.

    Quick question, how do you store these power balls? will they last a trip hiking outdoor?

    many thnks..

  5. I made the chocolate power bar balls for my 2-year-old grandson’s Hallowe’en party. They were a huge hit with the kids and adults! I decorated them with little orange skulls on top. I also replaced an equal amount of raw almonds for the walnuts. Next time I will also try adding coconut and coconut extract. These are definitely a keeper!!

  6. I planned to make these with pumpkin seeds (we are nut free) and dates, but when I went to grab the dates I realized someone had eaten them all. So, I ended up using dried cranberries instead. I had to increase the fruit and choco ratio because the seed flavor was rather intense…but over all, I used your concept and couldn’t be happier. I can only imagine the limitless possibilities with other dried fruits and seeds (or nuts if you’re not allergic). I think I’ll try cherries and hemp seed next.

    Thanks for the great idea!

  7. This recipe is perfect! I saw it this morning and I had to get the ingredients and make them tonight. My husband said I should put an alarm around them; we couldn’t stop eating them ;-)

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