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15 Best Energy Ball Meal Prep Recipes

15 Best Energy Ball Recipes! We love 'em, kids love 'em, and they keep great in the fridge and freezer. Here are our faves!

If you're making your own food on a regular basis, and you're trying to eat healthy, chances are you're still looking for something sweet to eat now and then. It's normal! And you also may know from experience that if you try to cut out something entirely from your diet, sometimes you end up craving it even more. Enter the wonderful world of energy ball recipes, here to help solve your cravings for sweets without dietary sabotage!

What Are Energy Balls?

Ok, so energy balls are naturally sweet, and that's definitely part of the appeal. But that's where the dessert comparisons stop. Energy balls are densely packed nutritious snacks, rolled into the shape of a ball about the size of a walnut or a golf ball. They are a fantastic way to ensure you're consuming all of the necessary macros for the day, and they provide a quick pick-me-up of energy. Most often, they're not baked or cooked, and can be made sweet to savory. (We're partial to the former). They come together quickly, and they keep in the fridge (and freezer!) for days.

How to Make Energy Balls

Many times with energy ball recipes, you can bring together the ingredients in a bowl and stir them together. Then, scoop them out. Sometimes you need a food processor to combine everything together evenly. But the ingredients you use can vary, but often include nut butter, seeds (hemp, chia, flax), mini chocolate chips, dates, dried coconut, and all different kinds of nuts, along with maple syrup, honey, or agave nectar.

Energy balls pack even more of a punch when you add protein powder to your recipe, which also turns them into a great post-workout snack. Opt for coconut butter, for example, if you're looking to boost healthy fats. Ultimately, energy ball recipes are adaptable templates. The possibilities of flavors and macro combinations are countless.

Without further ado, here are our top 15 energy ball recipes to add to your meal-prepping routine.

Tasty Energy Ball Recipe Ideas

Cinnamon Raisin Energy Balls

This energy ball recipe tastes like cinnamon raisin cookies, but without sugar!
(Protein: 3 grams, Carbohydrates: 14 grams, Fat: 5 grams)

Protein Peanut Butter Energy Balls

Peanut butter makes everything taste better!
(Protein: 8 grams, Carbohydrates: 10 grams, Fat: 5 grams)

Mint Chocolate Energy Balls

There's definitely a bit of a trend here, as these little treats taste like cookies. A go-to energy ball recipe!
(Protein: 3 grams; Carbohydrates: 11 grams, Fat: 5 grams)

Cocoa Hazelnut Energy Balls

It's chocolatey and nutty all at once and reminiscent of a Ferrero Rocher candy.
Protein 6 grams – Carbohydrates 11 grams – Fat 9 grams

Sugar Free Coconut Energy Balls

So tropical, so delicious! We love these with bits of fruit and nuts.
(Protein: 2 grams; Carbohydrates: 6 grams, Fat: 18 grams)

No-Bake Energy Balls

It's no accident that this energy ball recipe looks like cookie dough, but with peanut butter.

(Protein: 6 grams, Carbohydrates: 15 grams, Fat: 9 grams)

Peanut Butter Cup Energy Balls

There's no end to the ways in which peanut butter works in energy ball recipes. Case in point!
(Protein: 2 grams, Carbohydrates: 14 grams, Fat: 4 grams)

Oats and Flax Seed No-Bake Energy Balls

Oats and flax are perfect together in this energy ball recipe.
(Protein: 2 grams, Carbohydrates: 7 grams, Fat: 3 grams)

Lara’s Bone-Healthy Energy Balls

The base of this energy ball recipe is dates, hemp seeds, and chia seeds, among others. What you roll them in is up to you.
(Protein: 1 gram, Carbohydrates: 5 grams, Fat: 2 grams)

Date and Chocolate Energy Balls

Dates, cashew butter, chocolate chips . . . do we have your attention yet?
(Protein: 2 grams, Carbohydrates: 17 grams, Fat: 6 grams)

Basic Energy Balls

Start with something basic, like this recipe, and take it from there. You'll be hooked!
(Protein: 3 grams, Carbohydrates: 10 grams, Fat: 1 gram)

Sam’s Energy Balls

If you have applesauce and some kitchen staples, you can make this sweetly spicy energy ball recipe.
(Protein: 9 grams, Carbohydrates: 8 grams, Fat: 5 grams)

Almond Joy Energy Balls

It's like the candy bar, but way, way better. This is for all coconut and chocolate lovers.
(Protein: 5 grams, Carbohydrates: 11 grams, Fat: 8 grams)

Healthy No-Bake Energy Balls

Oats are a big part of this energy ball recipe, along with honey. Nutty and sweet, the way we like them!
(Protein: 2 grams, Carbohydrates: 6 grams, Fat: 4 grams)

Whole30 Energy Balls

Fear not! If you are following Whole30, these energy balls are permitted!
(Protein: 2 grams, Carbohydrates: 6 grams, Fat: 3 grams)

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