No Bake Oatmeal Energy Balls

No Bake Oatmeal Energy Balls will be your new go-to snack to keep stocked in your fridge. They're easy to prep-ahead for the week and great for kids and adults.

A few months ago one of my best friends Catherine made a version of these with me and life hasn't been the same since. It's almost like a easy cookie dough ball but with nut butter and coconut. It's sweet and really satisfies any sweet tooth craving. I've been making these in bulk, storing them in my freezer and popping them in my mouth anytime I'm craving a little treat!

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Ingredients

  • Old Fashioned Oats
  • Almond Butter
  • Honey
  • Mini Chocolate Chips
  • Unsweetened Coconut Flakes

How to Make Energy Balls

Start by placing the oats in a food processor or blender and pulse until finely ground. Them in a mixing bowl, stir together the almond butter and honey. Add the ground oats and mini chocolate chips to the almond butter mixture and continue to stir until thoroughly combined.

Using 1 tablespoon of the mixture at a time, roll into balls. Place the coconut in a separate plate and roll the balls in the coconut to completely cover. Place balls on a sheet tray and freeze for 30 minutes to set. Remove, place in a ziptop bag, label and keep in the refrigerator for up to a week or frozen for up to 3 months.

Variations and Substitutions

  • Old Fashioned Oats - Any kind of rolled oats will work just avoid using steel cut oats.
  • Almond Butter - Feel free to substitute it for peanut butter or sunflower seed butter to make it nut-free.
  • Honey - Maple syrup will work as well, you might just need to add a little more oats if the dough is too sticky.
  • Mini Chocolate Chips - You can stir in any combo of add-ins you like, dried fruit, nuts, seeds, etc.
  • Unsweetened Coconut Flakes - If you're not a fan of coconut feel free to omit it.
No Bake Oatmeal Energy Balls from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Tips & Tricks

  • Be sure to use a creamy almond butter with a smooth consistency to make sure the energy balls stick together
  • For nut-allergies use sunflower seed butter instead of almond butter.
  • If your energy ball mixture isn't sticking together add a little more almond butter to help bind everything together.
  • Make sure to pop the energy balls in the freezer for 30 minutes to set after rolling them into balls.

FAQ's

Can you eat raw oats in energy balls?

Sure can! Oats are completely fine to eat raw. They add a chewy texture to the energy balls and the peanut butter and honey will slightly soften them the longer they sit.

How long do energy balls last in the fridge?

Store energy balls in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.

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No Bake Oatmeal Energy Balls from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

No Bake Oatmeal Energy Balls

Author: Gaby Dalkin
4.8 from 4 votes
No Bake Oatmeal Energy Balls will be your new go-to snack to keep stocked in your fridge. They’re easy to prep-ahead for the week and great for kids and adults.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Chill Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 24 Energy Balls

Ingredients
  

  • cup old fashioned oats
  • ½ cup almond butter
  • ½ cup honey
  • ½ cup mini chocolate chips
  • ½ cup unsweetened coconut flakes

Instructions
 

  • Place the oats in a food processor or blender and pulse until finely ground.
  • In a mixing bowl, stir together the almond butter and honey.
  • Add the ground oats and mini chocolate chips to the almond butter mixture and continue to stir until thoroughly combined.
  • Using 1 tablespoon of the mixture at a time, roll into balls.
  • Place the coconut in a separate plate and roll the balls in the coconut to completely cover.
  • Place balls on a sheet tray and freeze for 30 minutes to set. Remove, place in a ziptop bag, label and keep in the refrigerator for up to a week or frozen for up to 3 months.

Notes

  • Be sure to use a creamy almond butter with a smooth consistency to make sure the energy balls stick together

Nutrition Information

Calories: 103kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 71mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 8IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 1mg
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3 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Ok so I really didn’t expect that I would love these as much as I do! The honey/almond butter combination is heavenly! These are definitely going to be my go-to snack when I have a sweet tooth (which is very often)!

    Thank you Gaby for sharing this recipe!

  2. If you add a couple scoops of protein powder and use cacao nibs in place up chocolate chips, you up the nutrition and energy factor even more.

  3. 5 stars
    What a perfect thing to have when you are on the run!! I need to keep a few of these in my backpack!

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