Energy Balls

No Bake Energy Balls Recipe

A quick and easy healthy snack, high in fiber, that you can eat for breakfast or dessert! Vegetarian, can be made vegan if you sub honey.

No Bake Energy Balls

My sister Laura first gave me this recipe years ago! It has become a staple in my household, and I always make a batch before I travel.

They are healthy and high in fiber, containing flax seed and rolled oats, and only using honey to sweeten. So I like them for a quick breakfast and they also work for a treat because of the chocolate chips!

Sort of like a no bake cookie, but better! Here is the original recipe from my binder!

Gather Ingredients

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You will need:

  • Organic Rolled Oats
  • Toasted Coconut Flakes (or shredded coconut works too)
  • Peanut Butter
  • Chocolate Chips (I like mini but you can use any)
  • Honey
  • Ground Flax Seed (I buy whole and grind it fresh as I need it in a coffee grinder, you can buy flax seed meal already ground if you prefer)
  • Vanilla Extract

Grind Whole Flax Seed

Add the whole flax seed to your designated flax seed coffee grinder and grind until it looks like beach sand. Add to mixing bowl.

Toast Coconut

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and add coconut to a sheet tray. Toast in oven for about 5 minutes or until you see the edges start to turn brown. Remove from oven and stir.

You can toast the coconut in a pan on the stove top if you prefer, stirring often until it begins to turn brown and then removing from stove.

Set aside.

Add remaining ingredients and stir

Add all of the ingredients to the bowl, stir well using a spoon or your hands if you prefer.

You can use your measuring cup to make an indentation in the dry ingredients, to measure your peanut butter and honey.

Roll into Balls

Roll the mix into balls, the recipe says to chill in the fridge for one hour first, but I just roll mine right away.

No Bake Energy Balls
Healthy snack for breakfast or dessert!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 12 balls


  • 1 Mixing Bowl
  • 1 sheet tray or pan to toast coconut
  • 1 coffee grinder for flax seed
  • measuring cups and spoons
  • 1 spoon
  • 1 airtight container to store them in


  • 1 cup Rolled Oats
  • 2/3 cup Toasted Coconut Flakes (or shredded)
  • 1/2 cup Peanut Butter
  • 1/2 cup Chocolate Chips
  • 1/3 cup Honey
  • 1/2 cup Ground Flax Seed
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract


  • Grind Flax Seed in Coffee Grinder until consistency of beach sand. Add to mixing bowl.
  • Toast Coconut and add to mixing bowl.
  • Add remaining ingredients to the mixing bowl.
  • Mix well, using spoon or your clean hands.
  • Roll into 12 balls.
  • Store in airtight container in fridge for up to one week.


I will add more peanut butter or honey if it seems too dry. The original recipe says to chill in the fridge for one hour, but I skip this step.
You could sub the honey for maple syrup to make this recipe vegan.
If you use all gluten free ingredients this recipe is a great gluten free option!
If you add the coconut while it’s still hot, the chocolate chips will melt slightly, I like this better because it mixes better and tastes more chocolately in general 🙂 Let the coconut cool completely if you don’t want the chocolate to melt.

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I hope you love this treat as much as I do! If you make them let me know how it went in the comments below or send me a message on the contact page!

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