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100% Sugar Free PB Fudge Balls {Gluten-free, Vegan}

Energy balls are the best! They are super easy to make, satisfy your sweet tooth, and can fuel your body with a healthy, energizing snack without the crash.  But a ton of these energy ball recipes are based with dates, or add a ton of maple syrup/honey to sweeten them. While I love these natural forms of sugar (in moderation), sometimes your body needs a totally sugar-free treat.IMG_8499


These bites are super rich and creamy from the cashews and peanut butter, you don’t even notice the missing sugar! The Chia seeds give you a boost of energy while the fats from the nuts and coconut will keep you satisfied.


Lots of recipe requests on Instagram – so here it is! Make sure to follow me for more recipes!


  • 1 Cup Raw Cashews
  • 1 T Chia seeds
  • 1/2 Cup Chunky peanut butter – all natural and liquidy
  • 1/2 Cup oats (GF if needed)
  • 1/4 Cup Coconut flakes
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract or vanilla powder*
  • Cinnamon, to taste

*Make sure you are using pure Vanilla Extract, and not imitation Vanilla Flavor/extract, which is often full of additives and unwanted ingredients such as Corn Syrup and Sugar.
The McCormick Premium Imitation Vanilla Extract ingredients are: Water, Alcohol (26%), Natural Flavorings (Including Extractives Of Cocoa And Extractives Of Tea), Vanillin And Other Artificial Flavorings, Corn Syrup, And Caramel Color.


  1. Put everything except for cacao nibs in food processor and process for ~1- 2 minutes. It should go from something resembling rice to something more sticky
  2. Add in cacao nibs and pulse again.
  3. Roll into bite size balls and pop in the freezer/fridge to firm up. If you put them in freezer, let them thaw for about 1 minute before enjoying!
  4. Post a photo of yours on Instagram, don’t forget to tag me @thegranoladiaries and use #thegranoladiaries so I can see your creations!


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