No-bake energy balls that are so good even the kids will love them! Plus, you will love knowing that the kids are having a healthy and protein rich snack.
There is this point in the afternoon — an hour or two after lunch — where I just crash. My head feels heavy and I fight to keep my eyes open.
I need something to give me a bit of energy so that I can get back to my busy day and my very energetic toddler.
This is when I reach for a few of these delicious energy balls.
Healthy Energy Balls Recipe
These no-bake energy balls are the perfect snack to get me through the afternoon slump.
Not only do they taste amazing — but they pack a nice serving of protein to help get me back to my day.
If you like trail mix, you will love these easy no-bake energy balls.
And these trail mix protein balls aren’t just a great snack for grown-ups. They are great for kids as well. With mini chocolate chips inside, who could resist?
Plus, they couldn’t be easier to make.
Ingredients & Instructions
Start by gathering all of your ingredients.
No-bake energy ball ingredients:
- quick oats
- natural peanut butter
- mini chocolate chips
- chopped almonds
- dried cranberries
- shredded coconut
Add all of the ingredients to a large bowl.
Place rolled balls on a lined or non-stick baking sheet and chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
Then, transfer balls to airtight container and keep in refrigerator until ready to enjoy.
I hope that you and your family enjoy these tasty trail mix energy balls as much as we do.
If you try them, be sure to leave us a comment to let us know how you liked them!
More kid-friendly snack ideas:
- 2 cups quick oats
- ½ cup natural peanut butter
- 1/3 cup mini chocolate chips
- 1/3 cup chopped almonds
- 1/3 cup dried cranberries
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1/4 cup shredded coconut
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- Add all ingredients to a large mixing bowl. Stir well to combine.
- Use (clean) hands to roll the mixture into balls and place on a lined baking sheet. If the mixture is too dry, stir in a bit more honey as needed.
- Place tray in refrigerator for 30 minutes. Then, transfer balls to an airtight container and store in refrigerator until ready to enjoy.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 14 Serving Size: 2
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 86 Total Fat: 4g Saturated Fat: 1g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 3g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 39mg Carbohydrates: 11g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 6g Protein: 2g