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Energy Balls Recipe
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Energy Balls

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"A healthy pick-me-up snack on the run. Healthy enough for the kids, too!"

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Original recipe makes 1 dozen energy balls Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins

    15 mins


  1. Mix oats, peanut butter, honey, cocoa powder, coconut, wheat germ, vanilla extract, and cinnamon together in a bowl. Roll oat mixture into ping pong-sized balls. Place in a container and store in refrigerator.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 20, 2013

Yum! What a nice quick, easy, healthy snack the kids will love! I used organic ingredients except for the coconut. What a great little snack for the kids at school. I will definitely be making these again instead of cookies!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 13, 2013

The kids and their friends did not care for this at all. All the adults who tried them liked them...especially after finding out they were healthy! I subbed almond butter for peanut butter so I could send them to school. Left out wheat germ because I thought they were dry enough. Much better after sitting 24 hours and the best after 4-5 days. I made balls the first time. Second time I rolled it out between two pieces of plastic wrap and used a heart shaped cookie cutter for Valentine's Day.

Jan 30, 2013

FABULOUS, DELICIOUS, get the idea! Super easy to make, just throw everything into a bowl and mix and roll. The only sight variation I made was to use vanilla nut extract instead of just vanilla, and what a great taste! Highly recommended. I let them sit overnight and the flavor was even better. I think next time I will use unsweetened coconut to lower the sugar. Nice and chewy and packed with flavor. I will definitely make these again and again. These freeze well too!

May 25, 2013

These are fabulous. First I followed the recipe to a T. As much as I love them, I have to pump up the fiber and the protein, due to my diabetic husband. Doing that is a benefit to all whether your diabetic or not. Gotta watch those carbs when your diabetic or not. So I bought rolled oats (Bob's red mill) that contained many types of grains with flaxseed. I use unsweetened coconut, there's no reason to use sweetened coconut, there was virtually no difference. I add chia seeds (about 1/4 cup). I also use a local honey. I do use a crunchy peanut butter. I also like adding more than a pinch of cinnamon. Just gives it a little more depth. These can be quite healthy and stretch out your energy when it dips as long as you can control how many you eat!!! One last tip: mix the dry ingredients first, makes it all combine better.

Jan 25, 2013

Easy and tastes good too!

Jan 29, 2013

Excellent. I also added some ground flax seed (what the kids don't know...)and a few dark chocolate chips. The flavor is by far the best of the energy balls I've tried. This satisfies my 12 and 9 yr old boys and they reach for these instead of chips! Took me 5 minutes to make them. This recipe is a keeper.

Jan 19, 2013

Yummy. I tried 2 other recipes on this website before trying this one and this is by far the best flavor. I was looking for a protein rich, afterschool snack for kids without a lot of sugar. This tastes a bit like dark chocolate and doesn't look as bland as other recipes due to the cocoa. Thanks!

Feb 04, 2015

For chocolate topping: combine 3/4 cup coconut oil melted, 3/4 cup cocoa, 3/4 cup powdered sugar and 6 tablespoons of pure maple syrup. Mix well. Add a little hot water if the topping gets too thick. Please note: this amount is for DOUBLE the recipe for energy balls.


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  • Calories
  • 144 kcal
  • 7%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 16.6 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 8 g
  • 12%
  • Fiber
  • 2.7 g
  • 11%
  • Protein
  • 4.6 g
  • 9%
  • Sodium
  • 52 mg
  • 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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