Almond Joy Energy Bites (Vegan & Gluten Free)

Almond Joy Energy Bites.  This past Sunday, we made Almond Joy Waffles for breakfast. They were a big hit so I decided I would try some almond joy energy bites with similar ingredients.

My husband liked these healthy vegan almond energy bites so much, that I had to stop him from eating them all.  I still needed to take pictures. A common food blogger problem haha!


Almond Joy Energy Bites


It’s funny because as soon as he gets home from work, I am shoving things in his face to taste test.  I like to get his approval as well as my three year old.

She helped me make these and kept trying to sneak the batter when she thought I wasn’t looking.  Sneaky sneaky.  Can’t say I blame her.  They are delicious!

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Almond Joy Energy Bites

Almond Joy Energy Bites

Prep Time 10 min Serves 12 balls     adjust servings


  • 1 cup almonds
  • 1 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 10-12 medjool dates
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp almond extract (I used 1/4 only because my husband doesn't like a strong almond flavor)
  • 1 T coconut oil melted
  • 2 T water
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips I used carob chips


  1. In a food processor, mix the almonds and coconut until they are fine.
  2. Then add the dates, coconut oil and water and continue to pulse until you see a dough start to form.
  3. Roll into balls and place in the fridge to firm up.


Recipe Notes

I got about 12 balls out of my batch.

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89 thoughts to “Almond Joy Energy Bites (Vegan & Gluten Free)”

  1. I had these last night and O M G! They are sooo good! I only put in a 1/4 tsp but even that seemed to be overpowering them oh so that's what my dad and husband said. Either way I ended up eating the whole batch! So good! And guiltless in a way too since it's high in protein and has a good amount of fiber in it too :D Highly recommend!!
    1. I'm sorry I don't, but I think you can figure it all out on I once did a rough calculation and came up with 250 calories per ball. Mine were rolled very large though.
  2. These look amazing! Wondering how I can make them without a food processor :( i just discovered my local Price Chopper carries Mejool dates and would love to try them. Would take lots of chopping and may possibly not hold together?? Any suggestions??
  3. I made these last weekend and they are absolutely delicious !! Took some to work and my friends are loving them too ! Making more this weekend !
  4. Do you have the nutritional information per ball? I am looking for some protein treats for my athletic teens...thanks
  5. Hi there .. Your website came to me by accident as I was looking for a recipe for coconut oil .. I can tell you these recipes of yours are so easy to follow and always end up the way you said it would. I made quite a few of your recipes loving the breakfast oats by the way ( overnight ) and these yummy almond bites are my favourites .. Thanks for sharing all your healthy recipes even though I have to search high and low for some ingredients :)) ( I'm from Scotland ) at the end it's all worth it :) .
    1. I have no idea. That might depend on the size of the balls. You can plug the ingredients into My Fitness Pal for a rough estimate.
  6. Made these bad boys last week. Yum!! I accidentally put double coconut oil (and kept wondering why my dark chocolate chips wouldn't stick), but they still ended up hardening in the fridge and tasted absolutely delicious. Thanks for the recipe! Nice and much healthier alternative to Almond Joys :)
  7. I love the almond joy energy bars. I have shared with my tennis team and everyone has gone crazy over them! I was wondering if you happened to have the calorie/nutritional information. Thank you!
    1. Thank you!! I am sorry, I don't know the nutritional info, but you can upload the recipe into My Fitness Pal for a rough estimate.

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