Home » Chocolate Cashew Butter Balls

Chocolate Cashew Butter Balls

Try this simple 4 ingredient recipe for Chocolate Cashew Butter Balls. This simple homemade candy recipe is naturally vegan and on the healthier side for a sweet treat!

If you’re looking for more healthy but sweet recipes, try my Healthy Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Granola Bars or my Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups!

chocolate cashew butter balls

Why You'll Love This Recipe

This easy no bake healthy candy recipe only uses 4 ingredients! This is a simple homemade candy recipe that is just sweet enough, but it’s also healthy enough that you can feel good about indulging! There’s nothing better than chocolate, cashew butter, and a little sweetness!

Try taking these Chocolate Cashew Butter Balls as a snack in your jacket pocket while skiing or on a hike! This simple homemade candy recipe makes a great snack any time of day.

chocolate cashew butter balls
chocolate cashew butter balls

How to make Chocolate Cashew Butter Balls

Step 1

The first step in making this easy no bake candy is adding the cashew butter, powdered sugar, and maple syrup to the bowl of a stand mixer with the paddle attachment. If you don’t have a stand mixer, you can use a hand mixer or even just a bowl with a whisk or wooden spoon. This recipe is incredibly forgiving, so you can use what you have!

This mixture gets mixed until everything is combined.

Step 2

Next step is to roll the mixture into balls with your hands and place them on a parchment lined baking sheet. Put this in the freezer, as it’s easier to coat the balls when they are firm.

Step 3

Time to melt the chocolate! You can do this in a double boiler or using a microwave, whichever you prefer. If using a microwave, microwave in 30 second intervals stirring between each one until the chocolate is smooth.

Step 4

Remove the balls from the freezer and dip each ball into the melted chocolate. I use a fork (like a spoon, do not pierce) to lift up the ball from the chocolate. This way, the excess chocolate drips off back into the bowl. And then I place the chocolate covered ball on the parchment paper.

Step 5

Once all the balls are covered, you can drizzle the remaining chocolate on top for a pretty finish!

chocolate cashew butter balls


Can I use another type of nut butter in this recipe?

Yes! If you want to use almond butter or peanut butter, you can use that in place of cashew butter.

Can I use another type of chocolate?

Yes, if you aren’t vegan and would like to use milk chocolate or white chocolate, that is totally fine too!

How should I store these Chocolate Cashew Butter Balls?

These should be stored in a cool dry place. I prefer the fridge, but if you leave them out for a few days while you eat them, they will be just fine! You can also freeze them for up to 1 month in an airtight container.

Ingredients for Chocolate Cashew Butter Balls

Organic Mini Dark Chocolate Chips

Organic Cashew Butter

Wholesome Organic Powdered Sugar

Organic Maple Syrup

chocolate cashew butter balls

Why Organic

Why use organic ingredients in this recipe? You all know I’m a huge organic advocate, and I bet you may be thinking sometimes, Why would I even bother to use organic ingredients in something that is so sweet and indulgent? But, that is the exact reason why you should use organic ingredients! Sweet things need to have flavor in order to be good, otherwise they are just sweet and they don’t taste like much else. Organic ingredients are more pure than conventional ones, therefore they actually have more flavor than the non organic options. Say it with me, organic means more flavor! And not just more flavor but a more true and pure flavor. And organic ingredients are much healthier for you to eat in general as they do not contain GMOs or anything artificial. Plus, you are being environmentally friendly when you choose organic ingredients!

So, I highly recommend that you buy the best organic ingredients for this recipe! You can also shop my Amazon Storefront for all my favorite organic ingredients here. Tip – hover over each ingredient to see the name. And if you want to learn more about organic foods and the difference, read my post here on Food Labels and What They Mean.

chocolate cashew butter balls

Chocolate Cashew Butter Balls

Recipe by MimiDifficulty: Easy



Try this 4 ingredient simple homemade candy recipe for Chocolate Cashew Butter Balls! This easy no bake healthy candy makes a snack you can enjoy anytime!


  • 226 grams (1 cup) organic cashew butter

  • 88 grams (1/4 cup) organic maple syrup

  • 142 grams (1 cup) organic powdered sugar, sifted

  • 226 grams (1 1/3 cups) organic dark chocolate chips


  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, add the cashew butter, powdered sugar, and maple syrup. Mix on low until combined.
  • Using your hands, form the filling into 21 balls and place on the prepared baking sheet. Place the baking sheet in the freezer for about 20 minutes, until the balls are firm.
  • Melt the chocolate chips using a double boiler, or in a microwave safe bowl in 30 second intervals, stirring between each one, until the chocolate is melted.
  • Dip one ball into the chocolate, and using a fork (like a spoon, do not pierce), and lift the ball out of the chocolate so the excess chocolate will drip back into the bowl, and place it on the prepared baking sheet. Repeat with the rest of the balls.
  • Once the balls are all coated, use the remaining chocolate and drizzle it over the top.
  • Store in the fridge or in the freezer for up to 1 month.

Recipe Video


  • High Altitude – Follow the recipe as noted.

Did you make this recipe? 
Make sure to tag @mimibakescookies and @mimibakesphotos on Instagram!

Did you like this post?

Make sure to check out my Chocolate Peanut Caramel Candies recipe, which I'm sure you'll love too! And, share it with someone who you think may also like it!


  1. These look delicious! I’m just thinking if I was to make the balls and pop them in the freezer in an airtight container, and then several days later, when I have the opportunity to coat them in chocolate and take them as a gift, do you think that would still work well? Thank you.

  2. Good morning, just an update. Made these lovely treats and took them as a gift to my grandchildren, four of them under the age of nine. They were love by all and they gave them the two thumbs up! Ruby, then lifted both of her feet as if to say I give it a four thumbs up! So funny. Thank you.😊

Leave a Comment