Great-Tasting Energy Ball Recipe

Updated on August 24, 2017
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Terrie has type 2 diabetes. She has a certificate in fitness and nutrition. She has a passion for helping others find their path to health.

Chocolate chip energy balls.
Chocolate chip energy balls.

Easy to Make and Good for You

These energy bites are quick and easy to make. Get the children involved, they will enjoy making them too. These little snacks can be put in plastic bags, to have at the kid's events or a quick bit at work. I will also provide some of the substitutions I use when I want a little variety. The best part is, they are also good for you and taste great.


  • Mixing bowl
  • Wooden Spoon
  • Measuring spoons
  • Measurung cups
  • Ingredients
  • Storage container or zip lock bags

Yummy Good For You

5 stars from 1 rating of Energy Balls

After Mixing Ingredients

Roll into balls and put in the fridge.
Roll into balls and put in the fridge.

Quick to Make

Prep time: 15 min
Ready in: 15 min
Yields: Serves 6-8 (2 each)

Chocolate Chip Energy Balls

  • 1 Cup Oatmeal, quick kind
  • 1 Cup Peanut Butter, your choice
  • 1/2 Cup Chocolate Chips, regular
  • 1 TBSP Honey, liquid
  • 1 TBSP Dried Cranberries

Mix it up

  1. In a medium mixing bowl measure out and combine all ingredients. With a large spoon. Use two small spoons and form into balls. Or use your hands to form into balls.
  2. Drop onto a cookie sheet. Place in the fridge for at least an hour. Then place in a container or zip lock bag. They make a good midday snack.
Energy ball close up. When you exchange 1/1 peanut butter for nutella.
Energy ball close up. When you exchange 1/1 peanut butter for nutella.

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Ingredient Substitutions

  1. Honey- Agave
  2. Chocolate Chips- Raisins
  3. Dried Cranberries- Dried Blueberries
  4. Peanut Butter- Almond Butter or 1/2 Nutella or a nut butter

Energy Balls Are A Good Afternoon Pick Me Up

This recipe is the one our family makes the most. The energy ball also mentioned is the one we make when we want a change. Nutella is a good way to add a bit of a variety to your healthy snacks. Just two will give you enough energy for the afternoon.

From my house to yours: I hope you enjoy these as much as we do. Health and happiness to all.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and does not substitute for diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, and/or dietary advice from a licensed health professional. Drugs, supplements, and natural remedies may have dangerous side effects. If pregnant or nursing, consult with a qualified provider on an individual basis. Seek immediate help if you are experiencing a medical emergency.

© 2017 Terrie Lynn


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    • Terrielynn1 profile imageAUTHOR

      Terrie Lynn 

      2 years ago from Canada

      Thank you dream on. I am sure you will love them. We do,have a great week.

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      DREAM ON 

      2 years ago

      Some days you are looking for just a little more energy and energy balls will do the trick. I can't wait to try them. Thank you for sharing and caring.

    • Terrielynn1 profile imageAUTHOR

      Terrie Lynn 

      2 years ago from Canada

      Not for the whole amount, but you could exchange1/3 of a cup.

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      Emily Lynn 

      2 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Could you use cocoanut as a sub for oats?

    • Terrielynn1 profile imageAUTHOR

      Terrie Lynn 

      2 years ago from Canada

      We love them. I just made the ones that are 1/2 nutella they only lasted 3 days, hubby couldn't leave them alone.

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      Tamara Moore 

      2 years ago

      I want to keep this article and try to make these. Thank you!


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