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closeup of chocolate chip cookie energy balls drizzled with chocolate.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Energy Balls

These Chocolate Chip Cookie Energy Balls tastes just like chocolate chip cookie dough! These secretly healthy snacks are so chocolatey, insanely delicious, and a great recipe to make with the kiddos!
Servings 4
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 1/2 cup medjool dates
  • 1/3 cup whole unsalted almonds
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon ground flax seeds
  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds
  • 2 tablespoons Enjoy Life's mini chocolate chips
  • Optional: 3 additional tbsp chocolate chips for melting
  • Optional: 1 scoop protein powder of choice


  • In a food processor, pulse dates, almonds, protein powder, flax, chai, vanilla, and 1 tablespoon chocolate chips until a ball forms. Should take about 2-3 minutes.
  • Remove food processor bowl. Mix in the rest of the chocolate chips with a spatula.
  • Form mixture into equal sized balls and store in the fridge.
  • Optional: Melt additional 3 tablespoons of chocolate chips until smooth. Drizzle melted chocolate over protein bites.


Freezing: This protein balls recipe makes an excellent freezer-friendly snack as well. Simply assemble as directed, flash freeze on a baking sheet until hardened, then transfer to a large ziplock bag and store for up to 1 month. You can enjoy them straight from the freezer or thaw them in the fridge!


Calories: 73kcalCarbohydrates: 9.6gProtein: 1.6gFat: 3.3gSaturated Fat: 0.9gSodium: 1mgFiber: 1.9gSugar: 5g
Author: Lexi