Have you tried energy balls yet? If not – you are missing out. Because these little suckers are soooo good, and just as easy to make. Today I’m sharing a recipe that I created which is now a weekly staple in our house: easy and healthy energy balls.

What I love about energy balls:

  • They are finger foods. I mean, right? Who doesn’t love that? They’re so easy to pop. Almost dangerous.
  • Active kiddos and adults can enjoy these a post-workout recovery snack. Food with a purpose!
  • The touch of sweetness is perfect for those with a sweet tooth. Um, me.
  • These energy balls aren’t just a fluff snack. No, you’ll actually feel full from them and also get some good nutrition and (bonus) fiber.
  • In all seriousness, they are perfect for after-school snacks on the go, and also pack nicely into school lunches. Rock on, mom!
  • I almost forgot … this is a 1-bowl recipe. HUGE score in my book.
5 from 1 vote
Tasty and easy energy balls
Easy Energy Balls
Prep Time
15 mins
cool in fridge
30 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 16
Calories: 147 kcal
Author: Kiran Dodeja Smith
  • 1 1/4 cup oats quick cooking are best in this recipe
  • 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup nut butter almond, cashew or sunbutter - I used sunbutter
  • 2 TBSP ground flax seeds
  • 2 TBSP hemp seeds
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  1. Stir all ingredients together in a medium bowl until thoroughly mixed. Cover and let chill in the refrigerator for half an hour.
  2. Once chilled, roll into balls of whatever size you would like. I like mine to be around 1" in diameter. Store in an airtight container and keep refrigerated for up to 1 week (if they last!)
Nutrition Facts
Easy Energy Balls
Amount Per Serving (0 g)
Calories 147 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Sodium 4mg0%
Potassium 138mg4%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 10IU0%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
Calcium 45mg5%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Products that I used to make these easy energy balls:

  • Unsweetened coconut. Don’t buy the large flakes – made that mistake one time and had to pull out the blender.
  • Trader Joe’s unsweetened sunbutter, so as to not add more sweetness.
  • My favorite hemp seeds.
  • This ice cream scoop is perfect for scooping out the balls (and then rolling them).


I know that there are lots of variations out there, but these are definitely my favorite. Let me know if you make a batch!!


—->UPDATE: My friend made these for a little brunch that she put together for a group of us and wrapped each of them individually. How cute and functional are these?! Love the idea, and hope you do, too! <——–

easy energy balls

Some other healthy snacks that you may enjoy:

3 Ingredient Paleo Energy Bites

Raw Seed Energy Bars (No bake, nut-free, grain-free)

Cake Batter Protein Balls for New Moms

Kid-friendly Pumpkin Energy Balls

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