Whether you call them energy bites, protein balls, energy balls, or some other name, you’re talking about a delicious, bite-sized snack packed with nutrients. Here’s a list of some of my all-time favorite recipes for healthy energy bites!
HEALTHY ENERGY BITES
15 EASY RECIPES
Energy bites are a staple in our home because they’re simple to make, easy to store, healthy, and delicious! I love having a stash of energy bites in our freezer because they are a great snack before or after a workout, when you’re craving something sweet, or even before bed. I honestly can’t think of a time that wouldn’t be great for one of these! There are so many recipes that exist and you can easily find one for certain dietary requirements or a flavor for basically any sort of dessert you’re craving. I compiled a list of healthy, easy energy bite recipes with a variety of flavors that is definitely worth adding into a weekly meal prep!
ENERGY BITES SUPPLY LIST
- Food Processor
- Baking Sheet
- Parchment Paper
- Cookie Scoop
ENERGY BITE STORAGE
Store the energy bites in an airtight container. Most varieties of energy bites will usually last about 2 weeks stored in the fridge, and storing in the freezer will extend their life for up to 3 months! I almost always prefer the freezer storage method because I like the frozen texture and they last much longer. Choose whatever method works best for you!
ENERGY BITE RECIPES
Peanut Butter Protein Balls
This recipe is for some classic peanut butter protein balls! The peanut butter and oatmeal combo definitely makes this recipe a crowd-pleaser. There are only 5 ingredients needed, and you probably already have them in your pantry. To make things easier, a food processor is not necessary: you can make these with a bowl and spoon! RECIPE
Date Energy Balls
I will be honest that I was skeptical of these energy balls when I first looked at the recipe. The dates were intimidating to me, but they add a lot of nutrients and great texture to the balls! The added vanilla and coconut ramp up the taste. I’ll be real: I like to eat these straight from the freezer! RECIPE
High-Protein Mint Chip Energy Balls
I bought a small bottle of mint extract just to make this recipe, and I’m so glad I did! The chocolate and mint combo is dreamy. I have made this recipe with and without protein powder, and I think it’s yummy both ways! RECIPE
Giddy Up Energy Bites
This recipe is from one of my favorite cookbooks, Run Fast Eat Slow. They have chocolate, cherries, coconut, and coffee in them…. hurry up and make these because they are a TREAT. RECIPE
Cookie Dough Energy Bites
Are you craving chocolate chip cookie dough but don’t want to make actual cookies or risk getting salmonella? For a healthier treat, this recipe is your you. RECIPE
Lemon Cake Energy Balls
Even though this recipe sounds fancy, it only has 6 ingredients! With lemon zest and lemon juice, these balls will satisfy all of your lemony dreams. RECIPE
No Bake Pumpkin Protein Balls
Making a batch of these protein balls are a great way to ease into the fall season. With pumpkin, graham crackers, and pecans, these balls are the perfect fall treat. RECIPE
Cherry Pie Energy Balls
These energy balls are similar to the Giddy Up Energy Bites, but are simpler to make! The main ingredients are almonds, dried cherries, and dates. RECIPE
Salted Date Brownie Energy Bites
Monique from Ambitious Kitchen has a gift of making treats, and this recipe is a great example. The date, cocoa powder, salted almond, and almond butter combo makes this recipe what it is (which is really good). RECIPE
No Bake Brownie Energy Bites
This recipe only requires 5 ingredients mixed together in a food processor! Get yourself some dates, almonds, walnuts, cocoa powder, and coconut flakes so you can enjoy these nutritious brownie bites! RECIPE
Cake Batter Energy Bites
This recipe is a bit different from most on the list because it doesn’t require dates! Top these energy bites with some sprinkles and your mouth will melt just looking at them. RECIPE
Vegan Carrot Cake Bites
For the carrot cake lovers out there, this recipe is for you! This recipe accomodates most dietary restrictions as well. RECIPE
Vegan Salted Caramel Almond Balls
This recipe requires a couple of additional steps compared to most of the others on the list. It requires baking some of the ingredients, but that will only add to the delicious caramel and almond flavors. If you have a few extra minutes you’re willing to put in, go ahead and give these a try! RECIPE
Snickerdoodle Energy Bites
These energy bites are a healthy snack that tastes like a buttery snickerdoodle cookie! This recipe calls for protein powder, which adds some extra nutrients to keep you full longer. RECIPE
Paleo Key Lime Pie Energy Bites
These energy bites are next level. The recipe requires rolling the date/coconut/nut mixture onto a parchment paper, and then adding in key lime cream. Yes, you read that right: KEY LIME CREAM, made out of coconut cream, avocado, lime, and banana. If you are patient, this recipe pays off! RECIPE
No-Bake Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Energy Bites
These energy bites closely resemble an actual oatmeal raisin cookie! They are made with oats, raisins, and other nutritious ingredients that will will keep you full but totally satisfy your cravings for a cookie. You could even warm these up in the microwave for a few seconds before eating! RECIPE
Blueberry Lemon Energy Balls
This energy ball recipe is perfect for the spring and summer. If you can get your hands on some fresh blueberries and a lemon, definitely add these into your weekly meal prep! RECIPE
Apple Crisp Energy Bites
These energy bites resemble a homemade apple pie, but are quicker and healthier to make! Pairing these energy bites with the pumpkin spice and walnut date recipes will totally have your freezer ready for all of the fall treat cravings. RECIPE
I hope you get to try out some of these tasty treats!
All my best,
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- Have you made energy bites before?
- When do you usually eat them?
- Do you have any recipes I should add to my list?