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This collection of dietitian-designed energy ball recipes will give you tons of flavour inspiration for these perfect make-ahead snacks! These energy balls are filled with nutritious ingredients like nuts, seeds, dates, and oats. All of these recipes are no-bake, vegan, and can easily be made gluten-free. Enjoy!

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Energy bites, bliss balls, power balls, protein bites…there are so many names for these little guys! No matter what you choose to call them – they’re one of my favourite healthy make ahead snack recipes.

All of the energy balls in this roundup are no-bake, meaning you just mix the ingredients together with no real cooking involved. Quick + easy? Yes, PLEASE!

These recipes are also vegan and gluten-free, meaning they’ll work for a variety of dietary needs and preferences. I’ve included recipes from my own website along with a handful from some of my fellow dietitian blogger friends.

I hope this list provides you with plenty of energy ball ingredient combination inspiration. Enjoy!

What Makes Energy Balls A Healthy Snack?

While it’ll vary with the recipe, energy balls can pack in tons of nutritious ingredients:

  • nuts, seeds, and nut butters are sources of healthy fats (like omega-3s), fibre, a number of vitamins and minerals, as well as plant-based protein
  • oats are rich in soluble fibre, plant-based protein, and also in many vitamins + minerals (like magnesium, iron, zinc, and B-vitamins)
  • dates are a source of dietary fibre, antioxidants, and minerals like potassium, magnesium, and iron
  • other common ingredients like dried fruits, cacao powder, and coconut flakes also pack in nutrition benefits of their own

What I love about energy balls is that they’re a convenient way to get in a nutritionally-balanced snack – they are made with sources of carbohydrates, healthy fats, and proteins to keep you feeling energized and satisfied between meals!

They’re Perfect For Meal Prep & Freezing

The energy ball recipes below should keep in the fridge for about 1 week in an airtight container, or you can keep them in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Grab one or more when you’re needing a snack at home, or bring a few with you to work or school! If you’re freezing them, just be sure to thaw them for a few minutes before taking a bite.

Favourite Food Processor For Energy Balls

1) 4-Ingredient Chocolate Coconut Date Balls

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These 4-ingredient chocolate coconut date balls are such an easy, healthy make-ahead snack idea. Recipe is vegan, gluten-free, nut-free, and no-bake!
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2) Chocolate Peanut Butter Rice Crispy Balls

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These chocolate covered peanut butter rice crispy balls are such a delicious, healthy treat! This recipe is vegan, gluten-free, and no-bake. Enjoy!
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3) Coconut Matcha Energy Balls

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These coconut matcha energy balls are such an easy, healthy make-ahead snack idea. Matcha provides an added boost of energy and nutrition benefits. Recipe is vegan, gluten-free, and no-bake!
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4) Chocolate Hazelnut Bliss Balls

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These chocolate-hazelnut energy bliss balls are an easy and absolutely delicious make-ahead snack! They taste similar to Ferrero Rocher chocolates, but are made with simple, healthy ingredients and are packed with healthy fats and plant-based protein. Vegan, gluten-free, and less than 30 mins to make!
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5) Carrot Cake Energy Bites

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A delicious and healthy snack! These carrot cake energy bites can be made gluten-free by using certified-GF oats. They can also be made vegan/dairy-free by omitting the optional greek yogurt topping. 
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6) Chocolate Cherry Energy Bites

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These No-Bake Chocolate Cherry Energy Bites are completely nut-free, gluten-free, and vegan, making them a suitable snack idea for many dietary restrictions! They're easy to make and filled with simple, healthy ingredients.
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7) Lemon Coconut Bliss Balls

The perfect on the go snack to stash in your purse, glove compartment or desk drawer! Tangy lemon and subtly sweet coconut are a match made in heaven! Vegan.
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8) Peppermint Mocha Bliss Balls

Chocolate peppermint mocha energy balls! Gluten free, dairy free, and delicious!
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9) Pumpkin Pie Energy Balls

Because it’s #psl season…a festive way to snack that keeps you feeling energized, not lethargic! No compromise, all yum.
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10) Strawberry Shortcake Energy Bites

These strawberry shortcake energy bites are a delicious grab-n-go breakfast or snack, packed with fiber, healthy fats, and whole-grains.
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11) Chai Spice Energy Balls

These vegan chai spice energy balls are so sweet and flavorful! Made with wholesome ingredients and easy to store/freeze.
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More Recipe Round-Ups To Explore

I hope you found some inspiration from this list of Healthy Energy Ball Recipes! If you make any of these recipes, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram or Pinterest – seeing your creations always makes my day. You can also subscribe to my email list to never miss a new recipe or nutrition education post!

Get the Recipe: 10+ Healthy No-Bake Energy Ball Recipes, Including Chocolate Coconut Date Balls (Vegan)

These 4-ingredient chocolate coconut date balls are such an easy, healthy make-ahead snack idea. Recipe is vegan, gluten-free, nut-free, and no-bake. Plus more energy ball recipes to explore!
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Ingredients

Instructions

  • PREP: Line a baking sheet or plate with parchment paper. Then, place a few spoonfuls of desiccated coconut into a separate small bowl or dish. This is NOT the 1 cup of coconut that goes into the balls, but what the balls get rolled into so that they're coated on the outside! Set aside.
  • In a large food processor, add pitted medjool dates, desiccated coconut, cacao powder, hemp seeds, and water. Pulse until it forms a paste-like texture. If things aren't sticking together, feel free to add a splash more water until it does.
  • Using a large spoon, take a couple spoonfuls of the mixture from the food processor and place it in your hands. Roll into balls, then roll the balls in the dish with the coconut until the outsides of the balls are fully coated. Place finished ball onto the parchment lined baking sheet/plate. *this part is meant to be a little messy!
  • Repeat until all mixture is used up. Recipe as written should make about 10-12 balls, depending on size.
  • Place the plate/sheet of balls into the freezer for 2 hours to allow them to firm.
  • Allow balls to thaw for a couple minutes before you enjoy them! The texture is meant to be soft and chewy. Store remaining in the fridge or freezer 🙂

Notes

*STORAGE:
  • If you think you’ll eat these balls up within the week, simply store them in an airtight container in your fridge.
  • However, if you’d like to keep them for longer you can store them in a freezer-safe container in the freezer. Simply thaw the balls for a few minutes before you enjoy them!
 
*INGREDIENT ADDITIONS: While this recipe tastes SO good on it’s own, here are some ingredient additions that you may enjoy:
 
* ALLERGENS: This recipe is vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, and nut-free. While coconut has the word “nut” in it, it is not considered a tree nut (like almonds, cashews, or walnuts). For most people allergic to tree nuts, coconut should be ok to eat. However, some individuals can also be allergic to coconut. If you have a nut allergy, please talk to your doctor to see if coconut is ok for you.

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