Banana Chocolate Energy Balls

by Katrina - The Organised Housewife

These healthy Banana Chocolate Energy Balls are delicious, soft, and nut-free, making them perfect for school lunches or after school snacks.

Banana Chocolate Energy Ball recipe

These bliss balls are an easy and tasty energy-boosting snack that are great for growing minds. They aren’t vegan as they use honey, but they are nut-free and super soft, making them an ideal snack for the kids school lunchbox (or for the parents!).

Quick and tasty chocolate bliss ball recipe

My youngest daughter absolutely loves these Banana Chocolate Energy Balls, and they are very quick and simple to make. They are also a great way to use up overripe bananas!

I like to make a big batch and keep them in the fridge for a quick and delicious snack for the whole family (they never last long in my house – LOL!).


Banana Chocolate Energy Balls

  • Author: Katrina Springer
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Yield: 15 1x


  • 1 very ripe banana, peeled and mashed
  • 10 medjool dates, pitted and chopped finely
  • 1/2 cup sultanas
  • 1/2 cup desiccated coconut
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa
  • 2/3 cup oats
  • 3 teaspoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup desiccated coconut, extra


  1. Add dates and banana into a food processor, process on high speed for 10-15 seconds to combine.
  2. Pour date mixture into a bowl, along with sultanas, coconut, cocoa, oats, honey, vanilla and cinnamon, mix to combine.
  3. Roll the mixture into small bite-sized balls and coat in the extra desiccated coconut.
  4. Store in the fridge for up to 1 week.

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Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella February 10, 2014 - 9:51 PM

Thanks so much for the shoutout Katrina! Your rename is definitely a good idea. I don’t imagine that kids would go for raw vegan anything 🙂

Katrina February 15, 2014 - 6:31 AM

Thanks for the recipe Lorraine, the kids absolutely loved these!!

Sarah May 19, 2020 - 8:51 PM

is it cacao or cocoa? the ingredients listed cacao but the method mentioned cocoa

Katrina - The Organised Housewife May 20, 2020 - 8:01 AM

Sarah I used cocoa, but I believe cacao would work too 🙂

K October 14, 2021 - 2:04 PM

Does anyone have a copy of the recipe they can share?

Diana Clarke December 1, 2021 - 1:44 PM

How long can these be kept.


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