Energy balls/bites/bars are one of my favorite options to try when it comes to making snack items. They can be made in a large number ate whenever you feel hungry. Most importantly these are very easy to prepare and can be packed with a ton of essential nutrients. You can be creative and more other items like chocolate energy bars and peanut energy bites.

I love making recipes that don’t involve too many steps–I always end up of creating a big mess for me to cleanup later on. And this is the reason why I really enjoyed making these no-bake energy balls. Moreover, these little nutritious bombs are perfect to keep you fueled during busy days. Especially, these are a savior in the summer time when you are involved in lots of summer activities.

I prepare a whole bunch of these balls and refrigerate them. And, whenever I feel drained and need to replenish myself, I just go grab one of these–it’s so easy.

No-Bake Coconut Energy Bites

You can make these energy bites in less than 30 mins. Few ingredients are needed to prepare these coconut energy balls. Just combine pitted dates, coconut flakes, some cocoa powder, chocolate protein powder and almond butter in a food processor. In order to form small balls, you have to pulse until they become well combined. Refrigerate in an airtight container. You have the choice to make coated with some finely chopped mixed nut mixture for extra crunch. Step-by-step instructions are given below.

How Are These No Bake Energy Balls Healthy?

These energy balls are prepared using nutrient-rich ingredients

  • dates – provides natural sugar, dietary potassium, and fibers
  • almond butter – is a powerhouse of vitamin E, fiber, and magnesium. It contains a good amount of monounsaturated fat, iron, calcium, manganese and potassium. It is a perfect alternative to peanut butter for those who have peanut allergies. Moreover, it significantly richer in nutrients compared to peanut butter.
  • Bob’s Red Mill Nutritional Boosters (Chocolate flavor) – these are prepared using plant-based protein and contain probiotics and pre-biotic fiber. Also, it is naturally sweetened with Monk fruit.

Ingredients

•          3/4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes

•          3-4 tbsp almond butter

•          2 tbsp  Bob’s Red Mill chocolate protein powder

•          1 tbsp cocoa powder

•          12  medjool dates pitted

•          1/4 cup finely crushed mixed nut

Instructions

  1. In a food processor combine coconut flakes, almond butter, protein powder, cocoa powder, and pitted dates. You can pulse them till they become combined and the dates break into fine pieces.
  2. Roughly take 1 tablespoon mixture and form into a small round shape. Repeat the same with remaining mixture.
  3. Coat these energy balls with finely crushed mixed nuts.
  4. Refrigerate in an airtight container.