Espresso Energy Balls Recipe

August 19, 2021 2 min read

Recette de boules d’énergie à l’espresso - Café Barista

This caffeinated snack is so simple to make, and it pairs perfectly with a latte or a cappuccino for an afternoon coffee break. Plus, it fits nicely into a lunch box! These espresso energy balls are so delicious, we couldn’t just keep the recipe to ourselves!

You can make this recipe with the espresso blend of your choice. All you need to do is use a grinder so that the espresso is fine enough to be mixed in with the other ingredients. It would also be delicious to make these with our Cremone or Autentico espresso blends, both of which are chocolatey. Venezia would also be an excellent choice with its strong notes of hazelnut.

Get out a bowl and roll up your sleeves, here is our recipe for espresso energy balls!

This recipe makes between 8 and 10 energy balls.

one espresso energy ball


  • 6 large finely diced Medjool dates

  • 60 mL (¼ cup) natural almond butter

  • 45 mL (3 tbsp) maple syrup

  • 5 mL (1 tsp) vanilla extract

  • 125 mL (½ cup) quick oats

  • 60 mL (¼ cup) cocoa powder

  • 15 mL (1 tbsp) ground coffee, your blend of choice

  • Coating: ¼ cup natural finely crushed almonds


  1. In a medium bowl, combine the pieces of date, almond butter, maple syrup, and vanilla extract.

  2. Mix the wet ingredients well.

  3. Add the dry ingredients (oats, cocoa powder, ground espresso, and salt).

  4. Mix well to create a uniform dough.

  5. Use your hands to create 8 to 10 medium-sized balls. Cover each ball with the crushed almonds. Enjoy!

If you are out of breakfast ideas, check out our berry, granola, and nut butter yogurt parfait. For more caffeinated recipes, visit the recipes section of our blog!

espresso energie balls

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