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Healthy snack idea: 6 ingredient No-bake energy balls

Hello Friends, if you look for something to tame your sweet craving…look no further.

These simple, delicious energy balls are easy and quick to make with simple and few ingredients. Simply just blend the ingredients, mix up and roll into cute little energy balls. If you don’t want to roll them into balls you can press the mixture into a parchment-covered baking dish, and then cut them into energy bars. They are the perfect make-ahead recipe to keep on hand for healthy snacking.

These energy bites are no-bake, super easy to make, and take less than 10 minutes to put together. Loaded with protein, fiber, and healthy fats to keep you full and tame your cravings. Made with only 6 ingredients: rolled oats, prunes, blanched almonds, protein powder, cinnamon, and raspberries. Plus the coating of your choice. I rolled them into poppy seeds, sesame seeds, shaved chocolate, and shredded coconut or maybe some edible sugar cake decorations.

Ingredients & Substitutions

To make this no bake energy bites recipe, you will need the following ingredients:

  • Rolled oats or oat flour: Great source of fibers.
  • Prunes: Another great source of fiber. A prune is a dried plum, with no added sugar. They are a rich source of vitamin K and dietary minerals. The sorbitol content of dietary fiber likely provides the laxative effect associated with consuming prunes. So if you have problems with prune feel free to use pitted dates.
  • Blanched almonds: Almonds contain lots of healthy fats, fiber, protein, magnesium, and vitamin E. You can use other nuts or nut butter instead of almonds. And you can use almond flour instead of blanched almonds….I used what I had at home.
  • Protein powder: To add some extra protein to our energy bites. I used vegan protein.
  • Raspberries: It really made the energy balls extra special. Not necessary though, I used them to make my energy balls extra cute and special.
  • Shredded coconut: For coating. I tried several other coating options, all of them were tasty. 🙂
  • Cinnamon: To spice things up. If you would like to give these energy bites some extra flavor, feel free to add in a few pinches of other spices.

How to make energy balls

To make these simple energy bites, simply….

  1. Pulse pitted prunes in a food processor or blender until they’re in small pieces or it forms a ball or forms a smooth paste.
  2. Add oats, and almonds and pulse or mix until combined. You want there to be consistently small pieces but not overly processed. Put the mixture into a bowl and add the protein powder. Mix it well.
  3. Take about a tablespoon amount of dough into your wet palms, place the raspberry into the center.
  4. Carefully roll into 2-3 cm (1-inch) balls (about 1 tablespoon of mixture), wet your hands to keep the energy balls from sticking. Should yield 6-8 balls (amount as original recipe is written // adjust if altering batch size).
  5. Coat each ball in shredded coconut.
  6. Place energy balls into an airtight container and store for up to 3-5 days.
energy bites raspberry
Energy balls with raspberry inside

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Hope you try this recipe. Let me know if you did. 🙂

No-bake energy balls

These no-bake energy bites are easy to make, full of wonderful ingredients and they are super delicious. They happen to be vegan and contain no added sugar and only require 5 ingredients.

  • bowl
  • food processor or hand blender
  • spatula
  • 2 tablespoons rolled oats
  • 110 g pitted prunes (about 3/4 cup)
  • 50 g blanched almonds (1/3 cup)
  • 1 tablespoon protein powder
  • shredded coconut
  • raspberries
  • pinch of cinnamon
  1. Pulse pitted prunes in a food processor or blender until they’re in small pieces or it forms a ball or forms a smooth paste.

  2. Add oats, and almonds and pulse or mix until combined. You want there to be consistently small pieces but not overly processed.

  3. Put the mixture into a bowl and add the protein powder. Mix it well.

  4. Take about a tablespoon amount of dough into your wet palms, place the raspberry into the center.

  5. Carefully roll into 2-3 cm (1-inch) balls (about 1 tablespoon of mixture), wet your hands to keep the energy balls from sticking. Should yield 6-8 balls (amount as original recipe is written // adjust if altering batch size).

  6. Coat each ball in shredded coconut.

  7. Place energy balls into an airtight container and store for up to 3-5 days.

1 energy ball provides about 102 calories, 4 g fat, 12 g carbohydrates, 5 g protein.

For coating the energy balls you can use other ingredients than shredded coconut. I used sesame, poppy seeds, shaved chocolate.

Dessert
added sugar free, energy balls, healthy snack

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