10+ Healthy No-Bake Energy Ball Recipes
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!
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
Many of these energy ball recipes require a food processor to make. This is my go-to large food processor from Cuisinart. It’s a super quick and powerful way to make these balls, among many other uses of course 🙂
1) 4-Ingredient Chocolate Coconut Date Balls
2) Chocolate Peanut Butter Rice Crispy Balls
3) Coconut Matcha Energy Balls
4) Chocolate Hazelnut Bliss Balls
5) Almond Butter Energy Balls
6) Carrot Cake Energy Bites
7) Chocolate Cherry Energy Bites
8) Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Balls
9) Honey Tahini Energy Balls
10) Peppermint Mocha Bliss Balls
11) Pumpkin Pie Energy Balls
12) Strawberry Shortcake Energy Bites
13) Chai Spice Energy Balls
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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)
- 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 🙂
- 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!
- rice crispy puffs (puffed rice)
- raw nuts, like almonds or pecans
- raw seeds, like sunflower or pumpkin