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
- 1 cup dates (remove pits)
- 2 cups walnuts
- ½ cup chocolate chips
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- ¼ teaspoon celtic sea salt
- 1 teaspoon water, if necessary
- 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
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
Joan Viers says
I love the fudge balls – thanks
These sound delicious! Looking forward to making these :)
Brenna Kater, the Oceanskater says
I made these with unsweetened baking cocoa discs from Trader Joe’s, and 1 cup pumpkin seeds instead of 2 cups walnuts. No added sugar of any sort, and very good!
Wendy Bussell says
This was truly an inspirational recipe!
I had no chocolate on hand or dates so I used dried cranberries and dried apricots. then my youngest proceded to roll them in coconut. Absolutely amazing! Thanks for the links and the inital ideas and for encourging us to try it our own way and share it here. You are a blessing!
The Newlywed Chefs says
A perfect treat before (and after) a workout!
Yum! I love making various date -sweetened “balls”. These sound great.
I think I just found my new go to sweet snack!
Nicole Smith says
I made these tonight but I used raisins and a combo of peanuts and cashews since that was all I had and it turned out great! Just a bit too raisin-y! Thanks for the recipe…oh and I added some flax seeds!
These are insanely good! I wouldn’t mind if you did a week of power ball recipes!
these power balls look gorgeous, I must try them soon.
I want to thank you for your amazing recipes, you’re a big inspiration for me. I made sesame-oregano crackers this weekend, thanks to your great recipes: http://boeddhamumglutenfree.blogspot.com/2011/04/sesame-crackers-sesamcrackers-gf-df-sf.html
greetings from Rotterdam, Linda