energy bites

Cookie Dough Energy Balls Recipe

Energy Balls are nutrient-dense snacked that are kid-friendly, easy to make, and a yummy grab-and-go snack! 

Prep: 20 MinutesCook: 0 MinutesTotal: 20 minutes
Fat 6 Carbs 17 Protein 2
Yield 30 balls 1x


  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup pitted medjool dates (~15)*
  • 1 cup all-natural drippy cashew butter
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ⅛ teaspoon coarse sea salt
  • ½ cup Mini chocolate chips


  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 dates, cashew butter, maple syrup, vanilla, and sea salt to your food processor and process on high for 1 to 2 minutes, stopping to scrape the sides until your dough is formed. It should look and feel like cookie dough.
  3. Add in mini chocolate chips and pulse to combine.
  4. Using a 1 tablespoon cookie scoop, scoop out dough and then roll between your palms to form balls.
  5. Finally, sprinkle with sea salt.

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 Facts

Serving Size: 1 ball Calories: 120 Sugar: 6 Fat: 6 Carbohydrates: 17 Fiber: 1 Protein: 2
Author: Linley RichterCategory: SnackMethod: No-BakeCuisine: AmericanDiet: Gluten Free

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