No-bake Energy Balls.

February 20, 2012 Post a comment



Okay these are insanely good!  I made two batches, one with dark chocolate and one with white (hubby is allergic to cocoa) and my kids and I cannot stop eating them!!!  I made these about a year ago and just stumbled on the recipe again.  I have NO idea why I stopped making them.  Who needs dinner, right?

These will make a great snack or a fast breakfast!  Pack them in your kids lunch for a yummy surprise!

1 c of old-fashioned oats
1 c of toasted coconut flakes
1/2 c of chocolate chips (I used dark chocolate)
1/2 c of almond butter (you can use whatever nut butter you have in your pantry)
1/2 c of flaxseed meal
1 tbl of chia seeds
1/3 c + 1 /4 tsp of honey (I used raw)
1 tsp of vanilla extract
1 pinch of salt

Mix it all together in a bowl and then refrigerate for 45 minutes.  Remove and make into balls.  I used a small scooper (1-1.5 inch) to press it in and then eject it.  Rolled it with my hands to get a ball shape all around and then place in a airtight container to refrigerate.  Will last 5-7 days but most likely they will be long gone before that!





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mary abram February 20, 2012 at 11:29 PM

I have recently started to try to eat healthy …….I think these come pretty close. Dark Chocolate is good for you . I have almond milk but forgot to buy almond butter…….I want one now ! Thank you for sharing this recipe.


robinr February 20, 2012 at 11:57 PM

Good for you Mary!!! These will be a perfect addition to your routine. You can always make the balls smaller too for less calories (I did that so I don’t feel guilty eating 3 or 4) ;). You can certainly use whatever nut butter you have on hand. I always use dark chocolate b/c it is much better for you than milk. You can always substitute it for dried cherries, raisins etc. Mix it up and make it your own. Can’t wait to hear what you think of them!! oxoxo


Bonnie Henry March 2, 2012 at 10:42 AM

This sounds really great..Very anxious to try the recipe.Thanks.


robinr March 2, 2012 at 5:29 PM

Bonnie, Just be warned – they are highly addictive!!! :) Robin


Susan February 21, 2012 at 4:42 PM

SO YUMMY!!! I used a combination of Nutella and Peanut Butter. I also used milk chocolate, but I think I’ll try dark next time :-) Thank you!!


robinr February 22, 2012 at 12:05 AM

Ohhhhhh I love that!! Huge fan of Nutella! Great experimentation. Thanks for sharing that with me :)


Barb February 22, 2012 at 3:11 PM

Do you have a nutritional value chart for these?


robinr February 22, 2012 at 9:21 PM

I do not, I’m sorry.


Ally March 3, 2012 at 12:10 AM

I will definitely try these and, of course, you know me, put my Boho spin on ‘em!! Awesome!! xoxxo :) Ally


robinr March 3, 2012 at 12:12 AM

Look out girl…these are super addictive just the way they are! Mwah!


Beth March 15, 2012 at 4:28 PM

Hi Robin,

I need to take snacks for LCHS Tennis team’s match tomorrow. They asked for chips and brownies. I just can’t do it! My son is allergic to nuts, though. Would regular butter work for these? any other ideas for high school boys?

Your recipes are great…awesome job, girl!


robinr March 15, 2012 at 7:43 PM

Beth, Is he allergic to all nut butters? Can you substitute peanut butter for almond or even soy nut?


vanessa weaver March 16, 2012 at 7:52 AM

Do the white chocolate energy balls taste as good as the dark chocolate?


robinr March 16, 2012 at 11:38 AM

Well I prefer dark chocolate and the health benefits. I make white b/c my husband is allergic to cocoa. :)


May I Have That Recipe June 28, 2012 at 7:58 PM

I’ve been looking for a quick/healthy snack and these look perfect!! They even have chocolate! Can’t wait to try them!


robinr June 28, 2012 at 10:01 PM

Be warned… addicting! So good, I haven’t stopped eating them since this morning :)


beautiful1460 June 28, 2012 at 10:34 PM

where can i find the chia seed? and what is it?


robinr June 28, 2012 at 11:15 PM

Believe it or not, it’s the same thing that you use on a chia pet! Health food stores, even some bulk sections of grocery stores have them. My local grocery store has them in the organic isle. Tiny black seeds that are packed with vitamins! You can also google them to see if you can locate them on line :) Let me know if I can help you further. I’m happy to do so.


Dianne Jiminez July 3, 2012 at 1:48 AM

My local grocery store recently started carrying a dairy free chocolate chip called “Chocolate Dream”. They are delicious and a great alternative for the vegan and gluten free diet.


robinr July 3, 2012 at 8:35 PM

Oh yum! Sounds perfect!


PRAVINA VALLE July 14, 2012 at 4:16 AM

I love making them for my family and friends. It is a great treat, for the sweet tooth! I also like the versatility of the recipe for these energy balls.Thank you for this great recipe!


robinr July 14, 2012 at 1:42 PM

Pravina, I needed to stop making them b/c I couldn’t stop eating them!! :) Hee hee. I’m so glad you love them and I agree… the versatility makes them even better! :) Robin


Nancy Martin July 28, 2012 at 4:28 PM

I just made these this morning. Holly Moly are they good! I did, however have to make a few adjustments. I ran out of all nut butters! I only had about 1/4 cup peanut butter so I HAD to use some cocoa almond spread from TJ’s to make up the difference. It was terrible!! ;) I had to pry my crying child off of the plate before he ate them all.
I do, however look forward to trying your healthier version!!! I’m always looking for convenient, but yet, minimally processed snacks. Thanks so much for this one!!!


robinr July 29, 2012 at 2:57 PM

I freely share that recipe but with the warning!! Seriously, I’m the one that cannot stop eating these!! LOL


Jen S August 1, 2012 at 1:06 AM

Oh my Robin, these are great! I am on my second batch of these. I loved that you use ingredients I have around the house (minus the chia seeds). They are going to be perfect for my take along snack to TX.


robinr August 1, 2012 at 3:28 PM

Oh Jen, these are my all time favorite!!! I had to stop making b/c I eat them all ;) Glad you love them!!


Linda April 2, 2013 at 2:53 PM

these sound amazing! I haven’t made them yet because I’m afraid of how addicting they will be. I did get nutrition info for them though. I estimated the number of servings to 20 balls…is that about right? here is the nutrition info…
Nutrition Facts

no bake energy bars

Serving Size: 1 serving

Amount Per Serving
Calories 118

Total Fat 7.5g
Saturated Fat 2.2g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 118mg
Carbohydrate 12.3g
Dietary Fiber 2.2g
Sugars 6.5g
Protein 2.5g
Alcohol 0.2g

Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 3% Iron 5%


robinr April 2, 2013 at 4:43 PM

Sounds about right. I figured about 100 calorie a ball, which kills me because I can eat about 7 of them! LOL Depends on the nut butter you choose.


Stephanie February 20, 2014 at 6:11 PM

Hi, I stumbled upon your website and found this! Looks really great and I can’t wait to make these. I was wondering if I could replace flaxseed meal with something because unfortunately I don’t have that in my pantry. :(


Knead to Cook February 21, 2014 at 7:01 AM

You can omit it or replace it with oat or wheat bran – you have that. These are totally addictive. Be warned ;) oxo


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