Barney Butter Chocolate Chip Almond Energy Balls


32 servings


  • 2 cups Medjool dates, pitted
  • 1 cup raw almonds
  • 2 Tbsp. Barney Butter Smooth Almond Butter + 2 Tbsp. for drizzling
  • 1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 2-3 Tbsp. mini chocolate chips


  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. Add all the ingredients except the chocolate chips to a food processor and pulse, scraping the sides of the bowl occasionally until a big ball of dough forms. Transfer to a large bowl, add chocolate chips, and use oiled hands to mix and combine.
  3. Using your hands, roll approximately 1 tablespoon of the mixture into balls. Repeat until all dough is used.
  4. Place in the refrigerator until firmed up, about 30 minutes.
  5. Place 2 tablespoons Barney Butter Smooth Almond Butter in a small microwave-safe dish and microwave until the consistency is easy to drizzle.
  6. Remove the balls from the refrigerator. Place the Barney Butter Smooth Almond Butter drizzle in a small zip-top bag. Cut a small hole in one corner of the bag and drizzle over the balls.
  7. Place back in the refrigerator until firm, about 10 minutes.