Easy No-Bake Energy Balls {Healthy & Delicious}

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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.

For another easy energy ball recipe with oatmeal try these Monster Energy Balls.

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 just 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 granola bar or a few of these delicious trail mix energy balls.

Close-up image of energy ball.

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.

quick oats, natural peanut butter, mini chocolate chips, chopped almonds, dried cranberries, honey, shredded coconut, and cinnamon

No-bake energy ball ingredients:

  • quick oats
  • natural peanut butter
  • mini chocolate chips
  • chopped almonds
  • dried cranberries
  • honey
  • shredded coconut
  • cinnamon

Ingredients in a mixing bowl

Add all of the ingredients to a large bowl.


protein balls rolled on a baking sheet

And roll.

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.

Bowl of trail mix energy bowls

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:

Bowl of trail mix energy bowls
4.80 from 20 votes

No-Bake Energy Balls

Author: Jaclyn
Prep: 10 minutes
Additional Time 30 minutes
Total: 40 minutes
Healthy and protein-packed no-bake energy balls that are so good even the kids will love them!


  • 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 teaspoon 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.


Serving: 2g | Calories: 86kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 39mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g
Bowl of trail mix energy bowls

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