Chocolate Pecan Balls

Energy balls are a great snack to have on hand. You can prepare a batch of these at the weekend and keep them in the fridge or even in the freezer if you want to make them last longer. Most energy ball recipes contain high FODMAP ingredients like dates, but these delicious sweet treats are FODMAP FRIENDLY so tuck in!

10 servings / easy


  • 50g (21⁄4oz) pecans
  • 50g (21⁄4oz) walnuts
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons cacao powder
  • 1 tablespoons coconut oil (melted)
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch of sea salt

How to make it

Place the nuts into a food processor or blender and pulse until they break down into a flour / crumbs. Option: grind 2 tablespoons of extra nuts now and put aside to roll the balls in at the end.

Next add the cacao powder and salt, melted coconut oil, maple syrup and vanilla extract and blend into a dough. This may take a bit of time and you may need to use a spatula or spoon to scrape down the sides of the food processor. Roll the dough into 10+ balls (and then roll in extra crushed nuts if using) and put on a lined baking tray in the freezer for 20-30 minutes or fridge for a couple of hours to set.

Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

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