No-Bake Energy Balls

I am dragging.  I have had 3…ok possibly 4 cups of coffee today. I get up early to get the kids out the door, and I stay up late to get my work done. There are 3 of them (5 if you count the Hubby and the Dog) and just one little ole’ me. I need all the help in the energy department I can get.  Since I have been running in and out the door like a crazy woman, grabbing whatever is handy to munch on the way. I wanted to have a healthy treat ready to grab at a moments notice.  Enter these No-Bake Energy Balls. They are full of protein, fiber, and a little bit of chocolate to keep this momma on her toes.

Since the kids helped me make them (as if they need more energy) my 4 year old said that they would be better with sprinkles…PINK sprinkles. 😉 If you are making these for a snack for the kids after school, or before sports, you can roll them in sprinkles; whatever color you choose. Now my only problem, is only eating one of these yummy treats!

5.0 from 3 reviews
No-Bake Energy Balls
Prep time
Total time
Recipe type: Snack, Breakfast
Serves: 2 dozen
  • 1 Cup Oatmeal
  • 1 Cup Shredded Coconut
  • ¼ cup Sunflower kernels
  • ½ cup Peanut Butter
  • ½ cup chocolate chips
  • ⅓ cup Honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Sprinkles (optional)
  1. In a large bowl mix everything together with a big wooden spoon (except the sprinkles)
  2. Place in frige for 30 minutes.
  3. Then roll into balls, then into sprinkles if desired.
  4. Store in an airtight container in fridge until ready to eat.
**GLUTEN FREE** Just use gluten free oats **Dairy Free** Use Ghirardelli semi sweet chocolate chips or other dairy free chip.


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  1. Emily says

    Will they be the same without the coconut? I have a child allergic to coconut. What would be something good to replace it? Thanks.

  2. Lynette says

    What can I replace the chocolate chips with and still make it taste yummy??? My girls LOVE chocolate BUT they are in their teens and worry about acne!!
    Thanks! 😉

  3. Joy says

    I made these no-bake energy balls today, and they are very delicious! I love how easy it is to throw them together. The biggest problem is they’re so good that you want to eat more than just one. They’re very filling. I like that you can easily substitute or add ingredients. I followed the recipe exactly this time, but next time might add raisins or chopped dried apples. To Lynette, you may want to consider carob chips. They are a healthier tasty alternative to chocolate chips.

  4. Dawn says

    i made the original version of these and they were amazing!! Everyone loved them! And so easy to make! Then i modified the 2nd batch to have the gluten free oats, subbed blue agave nector for the honey, added a scoop of protein power and subbed the peanut butter for all natural almond butter. Incredible! I like the ideas of subbing the chocolate for raisens. Thanks amanda for this amazing recipe!!!

  5. Richard Hicks says

    Like this recipe a lot. Pretty simple and looks like a quick preparation. Great for grabbing and going during a hectic morning when short on time

  6. kath g says

    thanks so much! i have been looking for a recipe like this….and sounds so flexible. i’ll try the original first, but i can see adding all kinds of things (nuts, flax seed, raisins, etc.). have you ever tried freezing them?

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