These chocolate brownie energy balls seriously taste like fudgy decadent brownies and they are way easier to make! They are the perfect snack when you are craving chocolate. These energy balls are made with six simple ingredients.
Also, this is a no-bake recipe, which makes it easy to meal prep these energy balls for the week. Honestly, we couldn’t stop eating these brownie energy balls. The texture is perfect and they are bursting with chocolate in every bite.
Why You Will Love Brownie Energy Balls
- They have the delicious flavors of fudgy brownies.
- These energy balls are the perfect snack size.
- You can make a batch of these energy balls to enjoy throughout the week.
- These energy balls are packed with chocolate flavor.
- This is a no bake recipe that is easy to make.
What Are Brownie Energy Balls?
Brownie energy balls are chocolate energy balls that taste like brownies. Energy balls are a no-bake snack that is easy to make. The only equipment you need is a food processor to combine and grind up the ingredients.
Ingredients For Chocolate Brownie Energy Balls
- Rolled Oats: Grind the rolled oats in the food processor.
- Cocoa Powder: Dutch-processed cocoa powder gives these energy balls a chocolate flavor.
- Maple Syrup: Sweetens the energy balls and helps them come together.
- Dates: Use pitted Medjool dates for added sweetness.
- Salt: Just a pinch to enhance the flavor.
- Chocolate Chips: Mini chocolate chips add more chocolate flavor.
What Oats To Use
You can use old-fashioned rolled oats or quick oats in this recipe. Both will work since you will grind the oats with the rest of the ingredients into a finer consistency with a food processor. Also, you could substitute the oats in this recipe for oat flour instead.
What Cocoa Powder To Use
Make sure to use Dutch-processed cocoa powder for this recipe. Dutch-processed cocoa powder has a more intense and decadent chocolate flavor. This is perfect for making these energy balls taste like chocolate brownies!
Use Maple Syrup
We used maple syrup in this recipe to sweeten the energy balls and to help them come together. Since maple syrup is a liquid sweetener, it helps bind together the wet and dry ingredients.
Use Pitted Dates
Use pitted Medjool dates in this recipe. Medjool dates tend to be more flavorful, soft, and sweet. Also, since they are sticky, they help the energy balls come together.
Add Chocolate Chips
We used mini chocolate chips because they are the perfect size to evenly disperse extra chocolate flavor throughout the energy balls. Also, they give these energy balls even more chocolate flavor and make them taste like brownies. You could even use Lily’s sugar-free dark chocolate chips.
How To Make Brownie Energy Balls
There is no baking required to make these energy balls! Start by adding the rolled oats, Dutch-processed cocoa powder, maple syrup, pitted dates, and salt to a food processor with an S-shaped blade.
Then, pulse and process until you thoroughly grind up all of the ingredients and they stick together.
After that, add the mixture to a bowl and fold in the mini chocolate chips.
Next, use a cookie scoop and then use your hands to roll the energy balls into balls.
Then, enjoy them right away or save them for later. Make sure to store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Tips For Making Brownie Energy Balls
Fold In The Mini Chocolate Chips
Make sure to fold in the mini chocolate chips at the end once all of the other ingredients are combined. Also, make sure they are evenly dispersed so you get a burst of chocolate flavor in each energy ball.
Meal Prep These Brownie Energy Balls
It is easy to meal prep these brownie energy balls for the week. They will last for about one week in the fridge and this recipe makes 14-16 energy balls. We have found that this is the perfect amount to snack on during the week. You can even freeze some for later.
Brownie Energy Ball Variations
Add Chia Seeds
These chocolate energy balls would be great with chia seeds. One tablespoon of chia seeds would work well in this recipe. Chia seeds are a great source of fiber and omega 3-fatty acids.
Make These Energy Balls Vegan
These energy balls are naturally vegan, just make sure to use vegan chocolate chips.
Sweeten Them With Honey Instead
If you don’t want to use maple syrup in this recipe, honey is a great alternative.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Long Do Energy Balls Last?
These chocolate brownie energy balls will last about 1 week in the refrigerator. Make sure they stay refrigerated and store them in an airtight container.
Can You Freeze Energy Balls?
Yes, you can freeze energy balls! These chocolate brownie energy balls can be frozen for 1-2 months. We like to store them in reusable stasher bags.
What Do Energy Balls Taste Like?
These energy balls taste like brownies! They are packed with chocolate flavor from the Ducth-processed cocoa powder and mini chocolate chips!
Are Energy Balls Gluten-Free?
These chocolate energy balls are naturally gluten-free if you use certified gluten-free rolled oats.
Are Brownie Energy Balls Healthy?
These chocolate energy balls are lightened up and have the flavors of brownies! These energy balls are made with simple ingredients such as oats, cocoa powder, and dates. Also, they are naturally sweetened with maple syrup. These energy balls are a great snack!
Do You Have To Chill Energy Balls?
For this recipe, you can enjoy the energy balls after making them and rolling them into balls. Or, you can refrigerate them first. Refrigerating them often makes the energy balls more solid, but these energy balls stick together and hold their shape already. Also, refrigerating them helps the flavors come together even more. Either way, make sure to store them in the refrigerator when you are not eating them so they stay fresh.
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If you try this recipe please be sure to leave us a comment and star rating ★★★★★ letting us know how it turns out for you. We hope you enjoy these chocolate brownie energy balls!
14 servings per container
- Amount Per ServingCalories55
- % Daily Value *
- Total Fat
- Saturated Fat 0.2g 1%
- Sodium 4mg 1%
- Total Carbohydrate
- Dietary Fiber 1.3g 6%
- Sugars 6.2g
- Protein 1.1g 3%
* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.