Quick and easy no-bake energy balls are perfect for healthy snacks. These are packed with nutrients and are naturally sweetened. It does not contain added white sugar
I love making recipes that don’t involve too many steps–I always end up creating a big mess for me to clean up later on. This is why I really enjoyed making these no-bake energy balls. Moreover, these little nutritious bombs are perfect for keeping you fueled during busy days. Especially, these are a savior in the summertime when you are involved in lots of summer activities.
When it comes to making snack items, energy balls/bites/bars are one of my favorite options to try. Because you can make them in bulk and eat whenever you feel hungry. Most importantly, these are very easy to prepare and can be packed with tons of essential nutrients. You can get really creative here and make various items such as peanut energy bites, chocolate energy bars, to name a few.
I prepare a whole bunch of these balls and refrigerate them. And, whenever I feel drained and need to replenish myself, I just go grab one of these–it’s so easy. That’s what Tushar does as well when he comes home from the office. He takes a couple of these energy bites with his evening tea.
No-bake coconut energy bites
You can make these energy bites in less than 30 mins. You will need very few ingredients to prepare them. Just combine pitted dates, coconut flakes, some cocoa powder, chocolate protein powder, and almond butter in a food processor. Pulse until well combined and form into small balls. Refrigerate in an airtight container. You can also coat them with some finely chopped mixed nut mixture for extra crunch. Step-by-step instructions are given below.
I am sure you will also love these as much as we do. Because these are …
- naturally sweetened
How are these energy balls healthy?
These energy balls are prepared using nutrient-rich ingredients
- dates – provides natural sugar, dietary potassium, and fibers
- almond butter – is a powerhouse of vitamin E, fiber, and magnesium. It contains a good amount of monounsaturated fat, iron, calcium, manganese and potassium. It is a perfect alternative to peanut butter for peanut allergies. Moreover, it is significantly richer in nutrients compared to peanut butter. 
No Bake Energy Balls Recipe
- ¾ cup unsweetened coconut flakes
- 3-4 tablespoon almond butter
- 2 tablespoon Bob’s Red Mill chocolate protein powder
- 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
- 12 medjool dates pitted
- ¼ cup finely crushed mixed nut*
- In a food processor combine coconut flakes, almond butter, protein powder, cocoa powder, and pitted dates. Pulse until well combined and the dates break into fine pieces.
- Roughly take 1 tablespoon mixture and form into a small round shape. Repeat the same with remaining mixture.
- Coat these energy balls with finely crushed mixed nuts.
- Refrigerate in an airtight container.
- You can skip the protein powder if you do not have it.
- *To prepare the mixed nut mixture, I used cashew nuts and hazelnuts. You can use your favorite nuts and pulse them in a food processor. Do not make it into a fine powder.
- Add more dates if you need your energy bites to be sweeter.