Healthy Raw Chocolate Energy Ball with Amaretto

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Chocolate almond lovers, get ready. Here is a delicious, quick and easy snack or dessert that’s gluten-free, vegan, paleo and low-sugar/ refined-sugar-free.


  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1/2 cup pecans
  • 1/2 cup almonds or almond flour
  • 1/4 cup hemp seeds
  • 10 Medjool dates, pitted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons cacao powder + extra for coating
  • pinch of Himalayan pink salt or sea salt
  • 1-2 tablespoons Amaretto liqueur (a cognac brandy would also be great), optional
  • 1-2 tablespoons hot water


  1. Place all of the nuts in a food processor and grind until crumbs form.
  2. Add the dates, vanilla extract, cacao powder, salt and the liqueur, if using, and continue processing until fine crumbs form.
  3. Check the mixture with your hands and press to check if the mixture sticks between your fingers. If it’s too crumbly, add 1 tablespoon of hot water at a time and mix again, and check again.
  4. Scoop about a tablespoon of the mixture onto the palm of your hands and roll into walnut-size balls. Continue with all the mixture.Enjoy as is, or…
  5. Sprinkle extra cacao powder on a plate or parchment paper and roll the balls around to coat all over. Enjoy as is, or…
  6. Place in the freezer for about 10 minutes to set. They are great when they harden a little.


Store in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 1 week. Or freeze for up to 1 month for a quick and easy to grab-and-go snack :)
Ella LechéAbout Ella Leché

Ella Leché is the creator of the popular food blog Pure Ella and cookbook author of ‘Cut the Sugar, You’re Sweet Enough’.

Ella healed herself from a medically incurable autoimmune illness with food as she embraced a much healthier plant-based, wheat and gluten-free and refined sugar free diet which has sparked a passionate mission for Ella to help others to live healthier and happier.

Pure Ella has been a finalist in Saveur Magazine's Best Family Cooking Blog and Ella’s recipes have been featured in Vegetarian Living and Go Gluten Free Magazines among other numerous media. She lives the pure life in the Toronto area, Canada, with her husband and two daughters. Visit for more healthy recipes and follow on Instagram , Facebook and Twitter for health and happiness inspiration.

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