Basic Energy Balls

Basic Energy Balls 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: 20 MinutesCook: 0 MinutesTotal: 20 minutes
Fat 4 Carbs 13 Protein 2
Yield 40 balls 1x


  • 1 cup dried fruit (pitted Medjool dates, figs, apricots, etc.)
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup nut butter OR 2 cups nuts
  • ½ cup all-natural sweetener (honey, maple syrup, or agave nectar)
  • 1/2 cup mix-ins of your choice


  1. Place rolled oats in a high-speed food processor and process on high for about a minute until you’ve formed oat flour.
  2. 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. If it feels too dry, add in a little more sweetener and if it feels a little too wet, add in more rolled oats.
  3. Using a 1 tablespoon scooper, scoop out the dough and then roll between your palms to form your balls. Repeat until dough is gone.
  4. Store energy balls by placing on a baking sheet and then into the freezer for 15-20 minutes. Once partially frozen, transfer into a freezer-safe gallon-size bag and store in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Tips & Notes

  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 ball Calories: 97 Sugar: 11 Fat: 4 Carbohydrates: 13 Fiber: 1 Protein: 2
Author: Linley RichterCategory: SnackMethod: No-BakeCuisine: American

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