10 Awesome ENERGY Ball Recipes


They’re easy to make, they’re so cute and little, but man do they pack a punch when you bite into these delicious treats. You guessed it, we are talking about Energy balls! I bet we all wish we had a little more energy to get us through the day and that’s exactly what these homemade snacks do! We’ve got 10 totally tasty Energy Ball Recipes, so you can make a quick, simple, and healthy snack to munch on during the day!

1. NO-BAKE ENERGY BITES

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup (dry) oatmeal (I used old-fashioned oats)
  • 2/3 cup toasted coconut flakes
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup ground flaxseed
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips or cacao nibs
  • 1/3 cup honey or agave nectar
  • 1 Tbsp. chia seeds
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

Directions:

  • Stir all ingredients together in a medium bowl until thoroughly mixed. Cover and let chill in the refrigerator for half an hour.
  • Once chilled, roll into balls of whatever size you would like. (Mine were about 1” in diameter.) Store in an airtight container and keep refrigerated for up to 1 week.
  • Makes about 20-25 balls.

Source: http://www.gimmesomeoven.com/no-bake-energy-bites/

2. CRANBERRY PISTACHIO ENERGY BITES 

Ingredients:

  • 8 oz. (about 1 packed cup) chopped dates
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 Tbsp. chia seeds (optional)
  • 1 Tbsp. ground flax seeds or wheat germ
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats (dry, not cooked)
  • 1 cup shelled pistachio nuts
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/3 cup white chocolate chips (optional)

Directions:

  • Combine the dates, honey, chia seeds, flax seeds and salt in a food processor, and pulse until smooth and combined. You should be able to stir the mixture — if it is too thick, add in another tablespoon or two of honey.
  • Transfer the mixture to a large bowl, and stir in the oats, pistachios, dried cranberries, and white chocolate chips until evenly combined. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  • Once the mixture is cool (and easier to work with), use a spoon or cookie scoop to shape it into your desired size of energy balls. (Mine were about 1-inch in diameter.) Alternately, you can line a small baking pan with parchment paper, and press the mixture evenly into the pan, let it cool, and then cut into bars.
  • Store covered in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. (Storing them in the refrigerator especially helps the energy bites hold their shape.)

Source: http://www.gimmesomeoven.com/no-bake-energy-bites/

3. PUMPKIN PIE COOKIE DOUGH ENERGY BALLS

Ingredients:
  • ¼ c pumpkin puree
  • ¼ c maple syrup
  • ½ c peanut butter, warmed slightly
  • ½ c oats
  • 2 scoops (60 g) vanilla protein powder
  • 2 T Ground Flax Seed
  • 2 T Chia Seeds
  • ¼ c cashews, ground finely
  • 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • Optional: Crushed almonds, cocoa powder to roll balls in.

Directions:

  • Blend the cashews and oats in a food processor or high speed blender until they’re a fine powder. Be careful not to blend too much, as you will have cashew butter.
  • In a medium bowl, combine pumpkin puree, maple syrup and peanut butter. Still until combined.
  • Add oats, protein powder, ground flax seed, chia seeds, cashews and pumpkin pie spice to pumpkin mixture. Stir until well combined.
  • Roll into ¾” size balls. Roll in toppings of choice, if desired. If dough is stick, place dough in fridge for 30 minutes to 1 hour until well chilled. It will be much easier to work with!

Source: http://www.yummly.com/recipe/external/Pumpkin-Pie-Cookie-Dough-Energy-Balls-534802

4. BANANA COCOA ENERGY BALLS

Ingredients: 

  • 1 cup nature box banana chips
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • ¼ cup cocoa
  • ½ cup chunky peanut butter
  • ⅓ cup honey

Directions:

  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Crush the banana chips with the back of a butter knife and add to a large mixing bowl.
  • Add the oats and cocoa to the banana chips and mix together.
  • Add the peanut butter and honey and stir well.
  • Place in the refrigerator and chill for 30 minutes.
  • Once chilled, remove from the refrigerator and form small 1-inch balls with your hands.

Source: http://www.mysanfranciscokitchen.com/no-bake-cocoa-banana-energy-bites/

5. PEANUT BUTTER CHOCOLATE CHIP ENERGY BITES

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup oats
  • 1/3 cup clover honey
  • 1/2 cup natural peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (or dark chocolate or white chocolate – whatever you like!)
  • 1/4 cup roasted peanuts (chopped)

Directions:

  • add all ingredients into a bowl, mix together well and refrigerate for about 10 minutes
  1. while dough is in the refrigerator, line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  2. remove dough and scoop 2 tbsp. out, rolling in hands and placing on the parchment paper
  3. store in the fridge and take with you as needed for a perfect on-the-go snack!

Source: http://caitsplate.me/2013/05/13/peanut-butter-chocolate-chip-energy-bites/

6. CHOCOLATE CHERRY WALNUT ENERGY BALLS

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup natural peanut butter
  • ⅓ cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup oats
  • ¼ cup flax seed meal
  • ¼ cup chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup walnuts - chopped
  • ¼ cup dried cherries - chopped
Directions:
  • In a medium ball, whisk together peanut butter, honey, vanilla, cinnamon and salt.
  • Stir in oats, flax seed meal, chocolate chips, walnuts and cherries.
  • Using a small ice cream scoop or two spoons, roll into evenly sized balls and place on a wax paper-lined baking sheet.
  • Chill balls 30 minutes (or longer) to set before serving.

Source: http://www.yummly.com/recipe/external/Chocolate-Cherry-Walnut-Energy-Balls-597553

7. TRAIL MIX ENERGY BITES

  • 1 cup whole grain crispy puffed rice cereal or old-fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup creamy natural peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup dark or semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup peanuts or almonds
  • 1/2 cup chopped pretzels
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup raisins or dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup wheat germ
  • 1 Tbsp. chia seeds (optional)

Directions:

  • Stir all ingredients together in a large bowl until evenly coated. Cover and refrigerate for 1-2 hours. (This step is important — it makes the mixture easier to shape.)
  • Remove and shape into small 1-inch balls, or press into the bottom of a parchment-lined baking pan to make granola bars.
  • Enjoy immediately, or refrigerate in a sealed container for up to 2 weeks.
  • It is not essential that these be refrigerated, but it helps the balls to keep their shape.

Source: http://www.gimmesomeoven.com/trail-mix-energy-bites/

8. CHICKPEA COOKIE DOUGH BALLS

Ingredients:

  • 1 can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1/4 c. maple syrup
  • 2 heaping Tbsp nut butter
  • 1/4 c. oats
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/3 c. dark chocolate chips
  • (optional for chocolate version) 2 Tbsp cocoa powder

Directions:

  • Combine all ingredients (except chocolate chips) in the food processor until smooth. 
  • Stir in the chocolate chips. 
  • Roll into balls and place on  a greased baking sheet.  Bake at 350 for about 10 minutes, or until set. 

Source: http://www.mommyrunfast.com/whats-for-dinner-menu-planning-link-up-week-3/

9. MUESLI MAPLE PB ENERGY BITES

  • 1 Lb. All Natural Muesli Mix (ingredients in the notes)
  • 1 Cup of Chopped Unsalted Peanuts (or any other nuts) 
  • 1 additional Cup of your favorite dry fruit (or you can add more than 1 kind) 
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 cup natural creamy Peanut butter (or any other nut butter such as almond or hazelnut butter)
  • 2 tablespoons Pure organic Maple Syrup
  • 2 tablespoon pure honey
  • 1 teaspoon canola oil
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar

Directions:

  • In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine maple syrup, honey peanut butter, canola oil, and brown sugar. Stir and cook until mixture just begins to bubble, about 3 minutes. 
  • In a large bowl, combine muesli mix, peanuts, dry fruits and salt.
  • Pour peanut butter mixture over dry mixture and stir gently with a spatula until well combined. 
  • Take about 2 Tablespoons of mixture and with palm of your hand start to form little ball size of a golf ball—you can make even smaller or bigger. Press tightly until it can stay in ball form. Place carefully in the container with the lid and in the fridge.  
  • Allow to cool completely in the refrigerator for 30 or more minutes. 
  • Once set, it is ready for eating. 
  • This could be in the fridge for up to 3 days and in the freezer (airtight container) for up to a month. 

Source: http://www.sandraseasycooking.com/2013/06/no-bake-muesli-maple-peanut-butter.html

10. COFFEE AND CHOCOLATE PALEO BALLS 

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup almonds
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1/2 hazelnuts
  • 5-6 dates, pitted
  • 1/4 unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 2-3 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1-2 Tbsp coffee, ground
  • 2-4 Tbsp coconut milk or coconut oil, melted

Directions:

  • Combine nuts and seeds in Vitamix or food processor. Blend until a fine flour. Remove.
  • Put dates and coconut in Vitamix and blend until a smooth paste in formed.
  • Return nuts, add cocoa and coffee, and mix well.
  • Add coconut milk or oil and blend until desired consistentcy is reached.
  • Form into balls.
  • Store in refrigerator.

Source: http://www.icookfree.com/cook/desserts/chocolate-and-coffee-paleo-balls