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No-Bake Energy Balls

5 from 1 vote
Created by Mariam E.
Delicious bite-sized treats filled with healthy goodness, these No-Bake Energy Balls are a protein-packed snack that is perfect for all ages. An easy grab-and-go snack or packed in a lunch box, these energy balls are so easy to make!
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 25 1-inch balls
1-inch balls


  • 3 cups quick oats or regular rolled oats
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 cup creamy natural peanut butter
  • cup mini chocolate chips
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • ¾ cup maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract optional


  • Let’s start by measuring and prepping all the ingredients needed.
  • Once you have everything on hand place all the ingredients into a large bowl.
  • Using a spatula, or with your hands, mix everything until well combined.
  • Take a tablespoon-sized piece of dough and with the help of your palms tightly roll an even ball. You can also use an ice cream scoop to help you have even portions.
  • If the mixture doesn’t want to stick together and roll into a ball, you can add a little more honey or maple syrup, stir well and try rolling again.
  • Place rolled balls onto a sheet lined with parchment paper and chill for 30 minutes.
  • Once chilled place the balls into an airtight container and store them in a fridge.
  • Use within 5 days.
  • Freeze for up to a month.


  • Make these a little fancier by checking out my post on How to Melt Chocolate and drizzle some overtop of the energy balls.
  • If the mixture doesn’t want to stick together and roll into a ball, you can add a little more maple syrup, stir well and try rolling again. Alternatively, you can refrigerate the mixture for a couple of minutes to help them firm up a bit before rolling.
  • Maple syrup can be swapped with honey or agave. 
  • Don’t want to roll them? You can press the mixture into a square pan and once they’ve chilled, cut them into squares to make them into no-bake energy bars.
  • Any creamy nut butter (such as cashew butter or almond butter) will work in place of peanut butter if needed but the flavor will change to taste like the nut butter.
  • Use an ice cream scoop or cookie scoop to help portion out the energy balls.


Calories: 141kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 52mg | Potassium: 128mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 6IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1mg
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