Need a quick snack? These healthy, protein-packed energy ball recipes make the perfect snack all week long! All you have to do is throw your favorite energy ball ingredients into a food processor, blend, form into a ball, and enjoy. Check out our favorite energy ball recipes here, as well as a basic energy ball recipe that you can make your own!
All Things Energy Balls
It is no surprise that we love energy balls on Team Fit Foodie! Whether you call this amazing snack energy bites, protein balls, or energy balls, we hope you love them just as much as we do! Why do we love energy balls? Well, they are a perfect snack to make at the beginning of every week that is both healthy and delicious. We love energy bites because they are…
- No-Bake snacks
- Perfect for a meal-prep snack
- Healthy and packed with protein + fiber
- Easy to mix and match ingredients
Our Peanut Butter Energy Balls are a Fit Foodie Finds fan favorite and it is because you just can’t beat the peanut butter and chocolate combo. Can’t have peanuts or peanut butter? Have no fear, you can use any nut or nut butter of your choice. No matter what energy bite recipe you decide on, you can always add in protein powder to give your energy balls an extra boost. Just make sure you add in a little extra dry fruit or water. Also, check out our Protein Powder Review for our favorite protein powders!
Energy Ball Pantry Staples
- Nut Butter (peanut butter, cashew butter, almond butter, sunflower butter, etc.)
- Nuts (peanuts, almonds, cashews, etc.)
- Cocoa powder
- Chocolate Chips
- Dried fruit (cranberries, raisins, blueberries, dates)
- Protein powder (Check out our favorite protein powders HERE)
- Seeds (chia, hemp, sunflower)
FFF has 100+ ball recipes (okay, exaggerating…), but I wanted to pull in some of my favs from other healthy food bloggers! Check it out.
Basic Healthy Energy Ball Recipe
Need a quick snack? These healthy, protein-packed energy ball recipes make the perfect snack for a mid-morning pick-me-up! All you have to do is throw your favorite energy ball ingredients into a food processor, blend, form, and enjoy. Check out our favorite energy ball recipes here, as well as a basic energy ball recipe that you can make your own!
- Prep Time: 5
- Cook Time: 5
- Total Time: 10 minutes
- Yield: 40 balls
- Category: Snack
- Method: Food Processor
- Cuisine: Snack
- 1 cup dried fruit (pitted dats, figs, apricots, etc.)
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 1 cup nut butter OR 2 cups nuts
- ½ cup natural sweetener (honey, maple, or agave)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Pinch of sea salt
- Mix-ins of your choice
- Place rolled oats in a high-speed food processor and process on high for about a minute until you’ve formed oat flour.
- Then, add the rest of the ingredients to food processor and process for another 1 to 2 minutes until your dough is formed. It should look and feel like cookie dough.
- Using a 1 tablespoon scooper, scoop out the dough and then roll between your palms to form your balls. Repeat until dough is gone.
- Eat or meal-prep balls by placing on a baking sheet and place in the freezer for 15-20 minutes. Transfer to a freezer safe bag and store in the freezer for an easy and on the go snack.
- The texture of energy balls depends on how drippy your nut butter is or how oily your nut of choice is. If balls are too dry add a bit more nut butter or a couple teaspoons of water.
- Nutrition information based on Peanut Butter Energy Balls recipe.
- Serving Size: 1 ball
- Calories: 97
- Sugar: 11
- Fat: 4
- Carbohydrates: 13
- Fiber: 1
- Protein: 2