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Morning Mocha No Bake Energy Ball Truffles!

These deliciously decadent mocha energy bites have a deep and satisfying dark chocolate and coffee flavor, great texture and healthy ingredients!

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Fast and easy to make, these no-bake energy bites are perfect for a quick snack, go great with your morning beverage and are portable if you've got somewhere to be!

mocha chocolate no bake vegan energy ball truffles recipe healthy bites

Yesterday was National Chocolate Day, so naturally, we had to post a recipe that includes chocolate as one of the key flavors!

Why don't they have National Chocolate Day more often, I wonder?!

(We would have posted it yesterday, but were knee-deep in pumpkin-painting obligations!)

mocha chocolate no bake vegan energy ball truffles recipe healthy bites

Inspired by Maleficent, they are dark, filled with natural ingredients and give you the energy of the powerful Mistress of the Moors!

They resemble forest truffles, which gives them an elegant twist on the typical energy ball recipes circulating the internet!

You may think that Maleficent was born with her powers or just had them from dwelling on the moors!

Well, while that's technically true, she also needed to keep her energy up while flying, casting spells and other Dark Fairy errands!

...Enter the No Bake Moorning Mocha Energy Ball Truffles!

mocha chocolate no bake vegan energy ball truffles recipe healthy bites

We took advantage of the rainy, drainy day over the weekend and went to the movies to see Maleficent, Mistress of Evil on the big screen.

It was FANTASTIC! Disney did not disappoint and it rates as one of our top fave films we've seen this year! Totally worth seeing in the theater!

See our blog post featuring Maleficent here!

This versatile recipe can highlight your favorite smooth or crunchy nut butter ...I like to combine them, myself!

mocha chocolate no bake vegan energy ball truffles recipe healthy bites

If you're reading this post past Chocolate Day, no worries! Maleficent's Morning Mocha Energy Ball Truffles taste divine regardless of day, date or time.

Valentine's Day Bon Bon Bingo

They're equally up to being a midnight snack or a quick breakfast! Scones are another fave breakfast of ours- check out these amazing Strawberry Scones for a scrumptious breakfast!

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Chocolate deserves more than just one day that celebrates this wonderful food!

Here are other fun days that should be marked on your calendar too! Did we leave any out?

Other National Days with Chocolate to Mark Your Calendar...!

  • National Chocolate Cake Day-January 27th

  • National Chocolate Chip Day-May 15th

  • National Chocolate Ice Cream Day-June 7th

  • National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day-August 4th

  • National Chocolate Cupcake Day-October 18th

mocha chocolate no bake vegan energy ball truffles recipe healthy bites

Back to the Morning Energy Bites!

Whether you need a pick-me-up at the beginning of the work week, or as a healthy, yet indulgent Saturday snack, Maleficent's No Bake Morning Mocha Energy Ball Truffles are the way to go!


Dark Chocolate Morning Mocha Energy Ball Truffles

mocha chocolate no bake vegan energy ball truffles recipe healthy bites

Vegan, No-Bake & Wheat-free!

Prep Time: 10 Minutes

Total Time: 20 Minutes

Servings: 20 Truffles

Equipment Needed:


  • 1 cup oats

  • 2 Tablespoons cocoa

  • 1/4 cup sugar

  • 1/2 cup peanut butter or nut butter of choice

  • 1/4-1/2 cup brewed coffee


  • If using unsalted nut butter, you may wish to add 1/8 teaspoon of salt


  • 1-2 Tablespoons plant milk for softer result

  • Extra cocoa, chopped or shaved bar chocolate


  1. Process oats in food processor until finely ground.

  2. Add cocoa, sugar (and salt if using unsalted nut butters) and process to mix.

  3. Add the peanut butter and 1/4 coffee and process.

  4. Add more coffee as needed--this is a texture preference. Less coffee will give you a cookie-dough batter type consistency whereas more will give you a smoother, moister result. I try to add as much coffee as possible to really amp up the mocha flavor! You can sub out the extra coffee with milk of choice to give more of a latte flavor!

  5. Process until well blended and uniform in color.

  6. Scoop into balls - a food disher works great for this. I use a 1 Tablespoon size - but this is merely a preference. If you like larger-golf ball sized truffles, go for it!

Additional Notes:

  • I like a cold-brewed coffee for this recipe, but any coffee that you enjoy the flavor of is fine! Left-over from the coffee pot is a great use of that last half cup!

  • I use either peanut butter or a mix of almond and peanut butter, or cashew and peanut butter.

  • I've made it with quick oats and regular rolled oats - they both came out great!

  • Regarding sugar - I've used both confectioner's sugar and unrefined sugar - and both yield excellent results. The confectioner sugar will result in a slightly more dense end result, whereas the regular sugar gives a more smooth, decadent texture. I recommend sticking with a natural type sugar (I like organic choices) rather than the super-refined variety which will make it a bit too sweet.

  • If you like or a softer texture, add an additional 1-2 Tablespoons liquid until it's to the desired result


  • Roll them by hand for a more-refined look

  • Sprinkle or roll them in cocoa to deepen the chocolate flavor and give them a look akin to forest truffles

  • Roll the mocha balls in shaved chocolate; I like to cut up a chocolate bar with almonds to add texture, flavor and elevate the final taste experience!


These truffles will keep nicely at a cool room temperature for 2-3 days in an air tight container.

I like to put them in the fridge because I'm just one of those people that just puts everything in the fridge!


Be sure to Pin this recipe to return to it in the future!

mocha chocolate vegan no bake energy ball truffles recipe healthy bites

This mocha energy ball recipe is very forgiving! I have put exact measurements above to give a good accurate recipe, but I rarely measure!

If there's a little more nut butter hanging out, I throw it in! Feeling in the mood for less sweet, I back off on the sugar. You get the idea!

Just use your best judgement and personal taste to create your perfect no-bake energy ball truffle bites! Maleficent would approve!


April & Cenzia

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Updated 11/03/2023 originally published 10/29/2019


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