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These no-bake tahini energy balls are made with oats, chocolate chips, and honey! They’re such a tasty and nutritious make-ahead snack idea. So easy and no equipment needed!

Tahini energy balls on a parchment-lined baking sheet.

These tahini bliss balls are inspired by one of the most popular recipes on my blog: these honey tahini oatmeal cookies! My readers loved this flavour combination so much, I wanted to make an *even easier* no-bake snack version for you 🙂

All you need to make these are 8 simple ingredients. As a dietitian, I’m happy to share that tahini is packed with nutrition benefits, as are the other ingredients (like walnuts, oats, and chia seeds).

This combination of healthy fats, plant-based protein, and fiber-rich carbohydrates helps to keep you feeling full and energized between meals. And isn’t that what we’re looking for in a healthy snack?!

Want more energy ball recipe ideas? Check out my roundup of healthy, no-bake energy balls! I’ve also got a roundup of 30+ healthy meal prep snack recipes for even more snack inspiration!

Honey tahini energy balls on a parchment-lined cooking rack.

Tahini Nutrition Benefits

Tahini is a paste made from ground sesame seeds and is a delicious source of:

  • heart-healthy unsaturated fats
  • plant-based protein, with a 2 tablespoon serving providing roughly 7 grams
  • dietary fiber, with a 2 tablespoon serving providing about 3 grams or 12% of your daily needs
  • essential minerals like:
    • calcium
    • iron
    • magnesium

Want more tahini recipes? Check out my roundup of healthy recipes with tahini for more!

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Ingredients Needed

All you need to make these tahini energy balls are 8 simple ingredients:

Full ingredient measurements and detailed instructions are located in the recipe card at the bottom of this post!

Recipe Modifications & Ingredient Swaps

  1. If you’re gluten-free, be sure to use certified gluten-free rolled oats. You may also want to double check that the chocolate chips you use are gluten-free also. I love these mini chocolate chips that are allergy-friendly!
  2. While I love the flavour of honey with these, you can swap the honey for maple syrup if desired (or if vegan!)
  3. You can technically make these with another nut or seed butter (like almond butter or sunflower seed butter), but it will change the flavour profile. Tahini has a really unique taste that pairs perfectly with the other ingredients in this recipe!
Energy ball mixture in a large white bowl.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why are my energy balls not sticking together?

Likely because the ratio of dry ingredients to the wet (“binding”) ingredients is off. In this case, simply add a little bit more tahini or honey to the mixture until you can easily form a ball in your hands!

Conversely, if the mixture is too wet, simply add some more rolled oats until the texture is right.

Do energy balls need to be refrigerated?

Yes! While it’s ok to keep these out of the fridge for a few hours (say, if you want to take them somewhere as a to-go snack), I would store them in the fridge at home. It will help to keep the energy bites firm and fresh.

How long are energy balls good for in the fridge?

If you think you’ll eat these tahini energy balls within a week, you can keep them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 7 days.

Can you freeze energy balls?

Yes! If you’d like to keep these energy balls for longer than a week, you can store them in a freezer-safe container in the freezer.

Simply thaw the balls for a few minutes before you enjoy them (or else they will be too hard to bite into)!

Honey tahini energy balls on a parchment-lined cooking rack.

More Healthy Energy Ball Recipes

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Get the Recipe: No-Bake Honey Tahini Energy Balls

These no-bake tahini energy balls are made with oats, chocolate chips, and honey! They're such a tasty and nutritious make-ahead snack idea. So easy and no equipment needed!
Tahini energy balls on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
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Ingredients

Wet Ingredients:

Dry Ingredients:

Instructions

  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Stir wet ingredients together in a large mixing bowl until well-combined.
  • In a separate bowl, mix together all the dry ingredients.
  • Pour dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Stir until well-combined.
  • Scoop roughly 2 Tbsp of mixture into your hands and roll/form into balls. Place on parchment-lined baking sheet and repeat until all the mixture is used. Recipe as written should make about 12 balls, depending on how large or small you make them!
  • Place the baking sheet in the freezer for 2 hours, allowing the balls to firm up. Be sure to allow balls to thaw for a few minutes before eating.

Notes

*STORAGE:
  • If you think you’ll eat these energy balls within a week, you can keep them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 7 days.
  • If you’d like to keep these energy balls for longer than a week, you can store them in a freezer-safe container in the freezer.
  • Simply thaw the balls for a few minutes before you enjoy them (or else they will be too hard to bite into)!
*BALLS NOT STICKING TOGETHER?:
  • Likely because the ratio of dry ingredients to the wet (“binding”) ingredients is off. In this case, simply add a little bit more tahini or honey to the mixture until you can easily form a ball in your hands!
  • Conversely, if the mixture is too wet, simply add some more rolled oats until the texture is right.
*RECIPE MODIFICATIONS:
  • If you’re gluten-free, be sure to use certified gluten-free rolled oats. You may also want to double check that the chocolate chips you use are gluten-free also. I love these mini chocolate chips that are allergy-friendly!
  • While I love the flavour of honey with these, you can swap the honey for maple syrup if desired (or if vegan!)
  • You can technically make these with another nut or seed butter (like almond butter or sunflower seed butter), but it will change the flavour profile. Tahini has a really unique taste that pairs perfectly with the other ingredients in this recipe!

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Let me know by leaving a recipe rating below, or by tagging @walderwellness on Instagram. I love seeing your beautiful creations!

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