Rating: 4.67 stars
78 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 59
  • 4 star values: 15
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1

A healthy pick-me-up snack on the run. Healthy enough for the kids, too!

Recipe Summary test

prep:
15 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 dozen energy balls
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix oats, peanut butter, honey, cocoa powder, coconut, wheat germ, vanilla extract, and cinnamon together in a bowl. Roll oat mixture into ping pong-sized balls. Place in a container and store in refrigerator.

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Nutrition Facts

144 calories; protein 4.6g; carbohydrates 16.6g; fat 8g; sodium 51.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (62)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/25/2013
These are fabulous. First I followed the recipe to a T. As much as I love them, I have to pump up the fiber and the protein, due to my diabetic husband. Doing that is a benefit to all whether your diabetic or not. Gotta watch those carbs when your diabetic or not. So I bought rolled oats (Bob's red mill) that contained many types of grains with flaxseed. I use unsweetened coconut, there's no reason to use sweetened coconut, there was virtually no difference. I add chia seeds (about 1/4 cup). I also use a local honey. I do use a crunchy peanut butter. I also like adding more than a pinch of cinnamon. Just gives it a little more depth. These can be quite healthy and stretch out your energy when it dips as long as you can control how many you eat!!! One last tip: mix the dry ingredients first, makes it all combine better. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/13/2013
The kids and their friends did not care for this at all. All the adults who tried them liked them...especially after finding out they were healthy! I subbed almond butter for peanut butter so I could send them to school. Left out wheat germ because I thought they were dry enough. Much better after sitting 24 hours and the best after 4-5 days. I made balls the first time. Second time I rolled it out between two pieces of plastic wrap and used a heart shaped cookie cutter for Valentine's Day. Read More
(10)
78 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 59
  • 4 star values: 15
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
05/25/2013
These are fabulous. First I followed the recipe to a T. As much as I love them, I have to pump up the fiber and the protein, due to my diabetic husband. Doing that is a benefit to all whether your diabetic or not. Gotta watch those carbs when your diabetic or not. So I bought rolled oats (Bob's red mill) that contained many types of grains with flaxseed. I use unsweetened coconut, there's no reason to use sweetened coconut, there was virtually no difference. I add chia seeds (about 1/4 cup). I also use a local honey. I do use a crunchy peanut butter. I also like adding more than a pinch of cinnamon. Just gives it a little more depth. These can be quite healthy and stretch out your energy when it dips as long as you can control how many you eat!!! One last tip: mix the dry ingredients first, makes it all combine better. Read More
(65)
Rating: 5 stars
01/30/2013
FABULOUS DELICIOUS SCRUMPTIOUS...you get the idea! Super easy to make just throw everything into a bowl and mix and roll. The only sight variation I made was to use vanilla nut extract instead of just vanilla and what a great taste! Highly recommended. I let them sit overnight and the flavor was even better. I think next time I will use unsweetened coconut to lower the sugar. Nice and chewy and packed with flavor. I will definitely make these again and again. These freeze well too! Read More
(32)
Rating: 5 stars
01/20/2013
Yum! What a nice quick, easy, healthy snack the kids will love! I used organic ingredients except for the coconut. What a great little snack for the kids at school. I will definitely be making these again instead of cookies! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2013
Easy and tastes good too! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/04/2015
For chocolate topping: combine 3/4 cup coconut oil melted, 3/4 cup cocoa, 3/4 cup powdered sugar and 6 tablespoons of pure maple syrup. Mix well. Add a little hot water if the topping gets too thick. Please note: this amount is for DOUBLE the recipe for energy balls. Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
01/29/2013
Excellent. I also added some ground flax seed (what the kids don't know...)and a few dark chocolate chips. The flavor is by far the best of the energy balls I've tried. This satisfies my 12 and 9 yr old boys and they reach for these instead of chips! Took me 5 minutes to make them. This recipe is a keeper. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/13/2013
The kids and their friends did not care for this at all. All the adults who tried them liked them...especially after finding out they were healthy! I subbed almond butter for peanut butter so I could send them to school. Left out wheat germ because I thought they were dry enough. Much better after sitting 24 hours and the best after 4-5 days. I made balls the first time. Second time I rolled it out between two pieces of plastic wrap and used a heart shaped cookie cutter for Valentine's Day. Read More
(10)
Rating: 4 stars
05/17/2013
Great recipe try rolling these in coconut it makes them look sharp. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
01/19/2013
Yummy. I tried 2 other recipes on this website before trying this one and this is by far the best flavor. I was looking for a protein rich afterschool snack for kids without a lot of sugar. This tastes a bit like dark chocolate and doesn't look as bland as other recipes due to the cocoa. Thanks! Read More
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