Banana Chocolate Chip Energy Balls are a quick, easy peasy and delicious ways to fuel up when hunger strikes or to appease a pestering sweet tooth. Make a batch now and store them in your fridge or freezer for a grab-and-go snack or to bring to a gathering to share!

A note from Taesha

If there has ever been a ray of sunshine and positivity in the blogging world, it is Kelsey from Little Bits of Real Food.

Kelsey is the brilliant blogger behind Sweet Potato Toast (true story) and her blog (and Instagram stories) is one of my favorite blogs to hit when I need some inspiration or just a good laugh.

I adore her balanced approach to real food eating and her recipes are always on a new level of awesome.

I’m dazzled that Kelsey is my guest blogger today on The Natural Nurturer. And she is generously sharing her recipe for these drool-worthy Banana Chocolate Chip Energy Balls. 

Delicious Banana Chocolate Chip Energy Balls served in a stack on a plate with banana chips on the side.

Kelsey’s recipe

I am so excited to be guest posting on The Natural Nurturer today! Taesha is such a light in this blogging world – but if you are here you probably know that!  I can’t wait for you guys to see the fun work Taesha is putting together for you now. But in the meantime, it’s time for some energy balls!   

I absolutely love whipping up a batch of energy balls whenever I have time and always keep them in the freezer. My base is always dates and almond flour, then I add in new flavors and dried fruits to mix it up.  

Banana and chocolate flavor combo

Today I threw in banana chips and a mini chocolate chips to make one of my favorite flavor combos. I don’t know about you but I am a huge lover of chocolate covered frozen bananas. So freezing these energy balls reminds me of that!

Taking a bite of one of the Banana Chocolate Chip Energy Balls with a stack of the balls blurred in the background.

These energy balls are perfect for anytime of the day – to go with your breakfast, to have post workout, or even as a delicious dessert!  

I hope you guys make it and love it. And be sure to check out my site Little Bits Of Real Food for more fun and clean treats like this!

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Holding one of the Banana Chocolate Chip Energy Balls
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Banana Chocolate Chip Energy Balls

Yield: 8 – 10 balls
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Cuisine: American
Course: Appetizer
Banana Chocolate Chip Energy Balls are a quick, easy peasy and delicious ways to fuel up when hunger strikes or to appease a pestering sweet tooth. Make a batch now and store them in your fridge or freezer for a grab-and-go snack or to bring to a gathering to share!

Ingredients
 

  • 1 1/2 cups almond flour
  • 8 pitted medjool dates
  • 1 heaping cup banana chips
  • 1-2 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips

Instructions
 

  • In a food processor combine almond flour, dates and banana chips and blend until finely ground.
  • Add in 1 tablespoon of water, vanilla and salt and check consistency to make sure it can stick together into balls. If it is too dry still add a bit more water.
  • Add in chocolate chips and pulse a few times just to combine.
  • Scoop and roll into balls and store in the freezer or refrigerator!

Notes

Whip up a batch of energy balls whenever you have time and keep them in the freezer for later!
Calories: 215kcal, Carbohydrates: 26g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 12g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 1mg, Sodium: 9mg, Potassium: 168mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 20g, Vitamin A: 48IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 66mg, Iron: 1mg