No Bake Energy Balls

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No bake energy balls

No bake energy balls

No Bake Energy Balls – Who doesn’t enjoy a sweet, chocolatey treat from time to time.  I know there are moments when I just have to have something sweet, especially after a meal or for a mid-afternoon pick me up.  A couple of years back, my girlfriend gave me this recipe and she got it from another friend so we don’t actually know where it came from.  This is the kind of treat that I don’t mind putting in my child’s lunch or to give for an after school snack.  I keep them in the freezer and then just pull them out as I need them.


  • 1 cup toasted sunflower seeds
  • 1 cup sesame seeds
  • 1/4 cup flax seeds
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 3/4 raisins, cranberries or currants
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup almond butter
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 3/4 cup toasted coconut
  • 1/4 sliced almonds


    1. Toast the sunflower and sesame seeds.
    2. Toast the coconut and almonds (careful, it burns quickly if you don’t keep and eye on it). Allow to cool and put into a small bowl. Set aside.
    3. Mix all the ingredients except for the coconut and almonds. If your mixture isn’t quite sticking together, add a little extra honey.
    4. Roll the mixture into balls (I do them about the size of ping-pong balls) and then roll them around in the bowl of coconut and almonds for the outer coating.
    5. Store them in an airtight container and keep in the fridge or freezer.

I hope you enjoyed this recipe.  Check out some of my other recipes including: Bailey’s dipped toasted marshmallows, zucchini quinoa patties, perfect chocolate chip cookies, marinated feta cheese, mediterranean hummus

Thanks for reading!

~ Jamey


9 Comments on No Bake Energy Balls

  1. Jen
    September 8, 2013 at 8:28 PM (8 years ago)

    Any idea how long they are good for? You wouldn’t happen to know how many calories are in one, if possible? Thanks!

    • Jamey
      September 8, 2013 at 8:50 PM (8 years ago)

      OMG, they never last long enough to know in our household so I can’t tell you. As for the calories, I have no idea. The original recipe I received was on a hand typed sheet of paper… very old school so no calorie info was attached. Sorry.

  2. Shareba
    September 9, 2013 at 8:40 AM (8 years ago)

    These look really yummy, and not too hard to make. I’ll have to give these a try sometime 🙂

  3. matmedmera
    October 19, 2013 at 9:10 AM (8 years ago)

    So delicious! I have to try it very soon!

    • Jamey
      October 19, 2013 at 9:23 AM (8 years ago)

      They are delicious. I just keep them in the freezer and then pull them out as I need them. They’re a great after dinner treat when you want something sweet but not too fattening.
      ~ Jamey

  4. cass
    June 10, 2014 at 6:56 PM (7 years ago)

    these sound so yummy! i don’t love sesame seeds though – can i double the sunflower seeds instead or do you have another idea for a substitute? thanks!!

    • Jamey
      June 12, 2014 at 11:45 AM (7 years ago)

      I’m a big fan of improvisation so I say go for it!
      ~ Jamey

  5. Nora
    June 3, 2015 at 10:56 PM (6 years ago)

    These are so yummy. I cant wait to give these to my kids. Thank you for recipe ☺

  6. Chris G
    March 6, 2016 at 1:04 PM (5 years ago)

    I just made these with my five year grandson, or to more technically correct, HE made them with a bit of an assist from myself and the KitchenAid! These are totally delicious, and I have no hesitation in letting our wee fiends enjoy them! 😉

    My favourite part was when he was rolling them in the coconut and almonds and declared to his Grandfather “I need to cover them up so they aren’t naked. I don’t think Grandma would be happy with a bunch of naked guys in the kitchen.”

    Thanks for a great recipe, and also for the opportunity to gather that great memory. I can see that coming back to haunt him on his wedding day! LOL


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