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Chocolate Pomegranate Bites

Chocolate Pomegranate Bites are the best little healthy and filling pomegranate snack recipe. Not only are these chocolate date energy balls full of antioxidants, but these date energy bites are gluten-free and can be made vegan. 

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These dark chocolate pomegranate bites are so good, and insanely easy.

Made with naturally-sweetened dates, these date cocoa energy balls are full of phytonutrients and minerals to give you that spark of energy in the afternoon.

And, while I’m a huge peanut butter lover, these chocolate and date balls with pomegranate aerils are one of few energy ball recipes without peanut butter that I stand by.

I chose to use sunflower seed butter for these, so if you have a nut allergy, you can still enjoy these chocolate pomegranate bites.

Why You’ll Love Chocolate Date Energy Balls

  • Great way to enjoy pomegranate aerils – These juicy, yet tart, seeds are so fun! If you find yourself wondering, “What can I do with pomegranate seeds?” look no further and save these chocolate date energy balls for any time. And if you’re looking for a recipe to use pomegranate juice, make these recovery tart cherry gummies!
  • Full of antioxidants – While they’re incredibly tasty, know that you’re also getting a slew of antioxidants from the pomegranate seeds, cocoa powder, dates and more.
  • Great Travel Snack – These date power balls are very portable, making them a great travel snack! Traveling for the holidays? Check out my favorite road trip snacks for kids.
  • High in fiber – The dates, hemp seeds and oats provide necessary fiber, which helps with feeling full, stabilizing blood sugar, and digestion. Great for kids!
  • Great before or after a workout! These easy chocolate energy balls are the perfect power-food to hold you over between meals, or serve as a pre/post-workout snack, thanks to their combination of carbs, protein and antioxidants. 
  • Healthy Thanksgiving snack – I don’t know about you, but when I’m prepping food all day for the holidays, having some healthy snacks on hand is key. This is one of our favorite kid friendly thanksgiving treats.
  • Easy to freeze – Because you can freeze these chocolate date energy balls so easily, they make for great lactation snacks (oats are a galactagogue that help with milk production!) and freezer snacks for postpartum
baking sheet with chocolate date oat balls with pomegranate seeds

Ingredients For Chocolate Pomegranate Bites

These Chocolate Pomegranate Energy Bites are addicting, I’ll just go ahead and tell you that now.

If you don’t have hemp seeds, flax seeds or dates on hand, I recommend stocking up with Thrive Market because there’s no limit to the combinations you can make with no bake date energy bites. 

They are pantry items that I always have on hand.

Ingredients for Chocolate date oat balls

How to Make Chocolate Date Oat Balls

My favorite part about these chocolate date oat balls is that they are truly satisfying.

The combination of chocolate (mmm), and fats from the sunflower seed butter and hemp seeds, and fiber from the oats, seeds and dates make these power bites a sustaining no bake healthy snack option.

To make, you’ll simply just blend everything together in your food processor. If the mixture feels too dry, add water by the tablespoon.

I love no bake recipes so much for that reason, and these date energy bites with pomegranate seeds are no different. 

chocolate pomegranate bites with oats and dates

Hemp seeds are so easy to add to anything (salads, oatmeal, yogurt, ice cream, baked goods) to boost the protein, fiber and omega-3 content.

Plus, these oatmeal date energy don’t need to be baked so you can have a quick snack when you want them. They make for the perfect holiday snack!

date energy bites with pomegranate seeds on granite countertop

FAQ and Tips

How to store chocoate date energy balls

Store these in the fridge for up to 5 days. No fancy mechanisms needed!

Can you freeze pomegranate chocolate bites?

Yes, you can freeze them. Another reason why they are a personal favorite over here. They will last up to 6 months in the freezer!

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Yield: 16 bites

Chocolate Pomegranate Bites

Chocolate Pomegranate Energy Bites | These Chocolate Pomegranate Healthy No-Bake Energy Balls are the perfect high-fiber on-the-go snack, naturally sweetened with dates. Not only are they full of antioxidants, but they are gluten-free and can be made vegan. 

Chocolate Pomegranate Date Energy Balls are the perfect high-fiber on-the-go snack, naturally sweetened with dates. Not only are they full of antioxidants, but they are gluten-free and can be made vegan. 

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 1 cup pitted dates
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seed butter
  • 1/4 cup raw cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup honey (or maple syrup if vegan)
  • 1/4 cup hemp seeds
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate aerils


  1. Add all ingredients (dates through hemp seeds) except pomegranate seeds to a food processor and pulse 5-7 times before letting the processor run.
  2. Process until one large energy ball forms and rolls around the blade.
  3. Remove ball from processor and roll into 12-16 small, bite-size energy balls. Add pomegranate seeds last. 
  4. Move to the freezer or fridge for 15 minutes to set. This makes them easier to roll. 
  5. Enjoy and store leftovers in refrigerator or freezer.


To soften dates, let soak in warm water for 10 minutes.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 139Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 28mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 2gSugar: 13gProtein: 3g

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    1. I’m a sucker for chocolate paired with any fruit. And pomegranate seeds are such a good partner!

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