When you need an afternoon pick-me-up or a great post-workout snack, keto energy balls are the way to go.
These keto chocolate energy bites are filled with protein, caffeine, and healthy fats to keep you satisfied and boost your energy.
If you like keto friendly snacks that you can carry on-the-go, you may also like our Keto Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites.
Keto Energy Balls
Bite sized snacks like keto energy balls and keto fat bombs are popular recipes for those following a keto diet.
They're filled with healthy fats and just the right amount of protein to fuel your body without sabotaging your blood sugar.
These keto energy bites are made with two types of gluten-free keto appropriate flours: almond flour and coconut flour.
Cocoa powder and fine ground espresso beans are added for texture. Sliced almonds and chopped dark chocolate add crunch and sweetness.
How to Make Keto Energy Bites
- Add the almond flour, coconut flour, unsweetened cocoa, and fine ground espresso beans to a medium mixing bowl and mix until combined.
- Add in the coconut oil and maple flavored syrup.
- Mix until combined.
- Add sliced almonds and chopped dark chocolate.
- Stir until combined.
- Roll dough into 1-inch sized balls (bites) and place on a wax paper lined plate or cookie sheet. Refrigerate for 30 minutes before serving.
These numbered steps match the numbered photos below and are for illustration purposes. For the complete list of ingredients and instructions, please see the keto energy balls recipe below.
Working with Gluten Free Flours
Many keto dessert recipes call for nut flours, which can be tricky. There are a few key points to remember when working with non-wheat flours:
Oftentimes, you'll need to use a combination of 2-3 flours in order to mimic the textures of desserts made with wheat flours, and doing so is a bit of a science.
I found that a mixture of almond and coconut flours gives these chocolate energy bites the best consistency.
Keep in mind that neither almond flour nor coconut flour are 1:1 substitute for wheat flours. In fact, coconut flour is far more absorbent than other flours, so it's critical to follow the recipe and use exact measurements.
Otherwise, your keto dessert treats may come out with a rather undesirable texture.
Be sure that you're not over mixing. Always mix gently until the ingredients are just combined.
What can I substitute for coffee in these low carb energy bites?
The ground espresso beans give depth to the chocolate flavor in this keto energy balls recipe. If you don't want to or can't use coffee, you can use your favorite keto protein powder in these keto energy bites.
For best results, I recommend using a chocolate flavored protein powder.
How long do energy balls stay fresh?
When stored properly, these keto energy balls will stay fresh for up to a week. After refrigerating the energy bites to firm them, I recommend placing them into an airtight container.
Store the container on your counter at room temperature for best results.
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- ½ cup almond flour
- ½ cup coconut flour
- 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
- 1 tablespoon fresh ground coffee (espresso/fine ground) OR chocolate protein powder
- ¼ cup coconut oil (or oil of choice)
- ¼ cup sugar-free maple flavored syrup (we use Lakanto)
- ¼ cup chopped almonds
- ½ cup chopped dark sugar free chocolate
- Put the first six ingredients into a medium mixing bowl, and stir until combined and all ingredients are thoroughly incorporated.
- Stir in sliced almonds and dark chopped chocolate. Roll into 1-inch sized balls (bites) and place on a wax paper lined plate or cookie sheet.
- If desired, drizzle with melted chocolate.
- Refrigerate for 30 minutes before serving.
- Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.
- You can use your favorite type of sugar free chocolate. I like to use no sugar added dark chocolate in this recipe.
- If you don't like coffee, or can't have it, replace the espresso with a keto friendly chocolate protein powder.
- You can use your favorite type of nuts in this keto energy bite recipe.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1 bite
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 90Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 14mgCarbohydrates: 3gNet Carbohydrates: 1gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 3g
The nutrition information for this recipe is an approximate total per serving. Please double check the nutrition information for your exact ingredients and brands.