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Energy Balls: 5 Ways

Here are 5 ways to make delicious energy balls for healthy snacks! These no bake energy balls make perfect grab-and-go sweet snacks to keep you fueled.

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BALLS.

Ok, now that we’ve gotten that obvious joke out of the way… onto these energy balls! Lately I have been super super hungry around 4pm, so I’m trying to add a morning snack in my routine at 11am. Grabbing a couple energy balls has been doing the trick!

Why do these no bake energy balls make such a good snack? Well, no cooking is involved! Plus, they’re packed with complex carbohydrates from fruit and healthy fats from nut or seed butter – so these keep my blood sugar from spiking and crashing. We want to keep our blood sugar levels fairly stable throughout the day, and we do that by eating regular meals and snacks with a balance of carbohydrates, fat, and protein.

five vegan no bake energy balls

Five Recipes for No Bake Energy Balls 

I’ve got not one, not two, but FIVE different recipes for energy balls. Try a new flavor every time you make a batch for the week! The five flavors of no bake energy balls are:

  • Oatmeal Raisin
  • Matcha
  • Apricot Coconut
  • Cinnamon Pecan
  • Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip

My personal favorite flavor is Apricot Coconut, and Emily’s (my assistant) favorite flavor is the Cinnamon Pecan. The Oatmeal Raisin is a close second for me!

If you’re like me and also getting ravenous at random times of the day, try some of these snack recipes:

six oatmeal raisin energy bites

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How to make:

Oatmeal Raisin Energy Balls

Here are 5 ways to make delicious energy balls for healthy snacks! These no bake energy balls make perfect grab-and-go sweet snacks to keep you fueled.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
Author:
Emilie
Yield:
12 balls 1x

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup + 3 tablespoons rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup raisins, soaked in hot water for 10 minutes, drained
  • 1/2 cup natural peanut butter
  • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Pinch salt

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to a food processor. Process until well combined, stopping to scrape down the sides as needed.
  2. Roll the mixture into 12 balls. Store in the refrigerator or freezer.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 ball
  • Calories: 100.3
  • Sugar: 5.1
  • Sodium: 16.6
  • Fat: 5.8
  • Saturated Fat: 1.2
  • Unsaturated Fat: 4.3
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 10.5
  • Fiber: 1.4
  • Protein: 3.2
  • Cholesterol: 0

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How to make:

Matcha Energy Balls

Here are 5 ways to make delicious energy balls for healthy snacks! These no bake energy balls make perfect grab-and-go sweet snacks to keep you fueled.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
Author:
Emilie
Yield:
12 balls 1x

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup pitted dates, soaked in hot water for 10 minutes, drained
  • 1/2 cup neutral nut or seed butter (almond, cashew, sunflower)
  • 1/3 cup rolled oats
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon matcha, plus more for rolling
  • Pinch salt

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to a food processor. Process until well combined, stopping to scrape down the sides as needed.
  2. Roll the mixture into 12 balls. Roll balls in extra matcha powder, if desired. Store in the refrigerator or freezer.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 ball
  • Calories: 95.3
  • Sugar: 5.0
  • Sodium: 14.0
  • Fat: 5.9
  • Saturated Fat: 0.5
  • Unsaturated Fat: 4.9
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 9.6
  • Fiber: 2.0
  • Protein: 2.7
  • Cholesterol: 0

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How to make:

Apricot Coconut Energy Balls

Here are 5 ways to make delicious energy balls for healthy snacks! These no bake energy balls make perfect grab-and-go sweet snacks to keep you fueled.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
5 mins
Author:
Emilie
Yield:
12 balls 1x

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup dried apricots
  • 1/2 cup neutral nut or seed butter (almond, cashew, sunflower)
  • 1/4 cup shredded coconut, plus more for rolling
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch salt

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to a food processor. Process until well combined, stopping to scrape down the sides as needed.
  2. Roll the mixture into 12 balls. Roll in extra coconut, if desired. Store in the refrigerator or freezer.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 ball
  • Calories: 103.1
  • Sugar: 6.9
  • Sodium: 15.5
  • Fat: 6.9
  • Saturated Fat: 1.4
  • Unsaturated Fat: 4.9
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 9.6
  • Fiber: 1.9
  • Protein: 2.6
  • Cholesterol: 0

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Cinnamon Pecan Energy Balls

Here are 5 ways to make delicious energy balls for healthy snacks! These no bake energy balls make perfect grab-and-go sweet snacks to keep you fueled.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
Author:
Emilie
Yield:
12 balls 1x

Ingredients

  • Heaping 1/2 cup pitted dates, soaked in hot water for 10 minutes, drained
  • 1/2 cup natural peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup pecans
  • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon, plus more for rolling
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch salt 

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to a food processor. Process until well combined, stopping to scrape down the sides as needed.
  2. Roll the mixture into 12 balls. Roll in extra ground cinnamon, if desired. Store in the refrigerator or freezer.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 ball
  • Calories: 114.4
  • Sugar: 4.8
  • Sodium: 14.8
  • Fat: 8.8
  • Saturated Fat: 1.4
  • Unsaturated Fat: 7.0
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 8.2
  • Fiber: 1.7
  • Protein: 3.0
  • Cholesterol: 0

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Energy Balls

Here are 5 ways to make delicious energy balls for healthy snacks! These no bake energy balls make perfect grab-and-go sweet snacks to keep you fueled.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
Author:
Emilie
Yield:
12 balls 1x

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup pitted dates, soaked in hot water for 10 minutes, drained
  • 1/2 cup + 3 tablespoons natural peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch salt
  • 1/3 cup dairy-free mini chocolate chips 

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients (except chocolate chips) to a food processor. Process until well combined, stopping to scrape down the sides as needed.
  2. Add chocolate chips; stir to distribute evenly throughout mixture.
  3. Roll the mixture into 12 balls. Store in the refrigerator or freezer.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 ball
  • Calories: 148.5
  • Sugar: 8.2
  • Sodium: 15.5
  • Fat: 9.9
  • Saturated Fat: 2.9
  • Unsaturated Fat: 5.8
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 13.4
  • Fiber: 2.0
  • Protein: 4.1
  • Cholesterol: 0

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