You’re only 10 minutes away from these easy no bake cookie balls! A deliciously easy breakfast, snack, or dessert.

These are commonly referred to as energy balls and they’re a great snack you can grab throughout your day when you need a little something to keep you moving! The idea is that they have a good mix of carbs, protein, fiber, and fat.

Energy balls can be made with all kinds of fun mix-ins but this flavor combination is my favorite. Oats, nuts, nut butter, honey, vanilla, and chocolate chips. What could possibly beat that?!

For this recipe you’ll need (full list of ingredients and instructions are in the recipe card below):

  • Rolled oats
  • Nuts
  • Nut butter
  • Honey or maple syrup
  • Vanilla extract
  • Chocolate chips

Pulse oats and nuts in a food processor or blender until they’re in small pieces.

Combine all ingredients including the processed oats and nuts in a large mixing bowl. Stir.

Roll dough into 1-inch balls.

Spread balls on a parchment paper lined plate or 9×13 baking sheet and refrigerate for a few minutes until firm. Then store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks or freezer for up to 3 months.

What kind of oats are best to use?

You want to use rolled oats to get the best texture. Although I love steel cut oats, I don’t recommend them here because they’re harder to break down and will make your finished texture a bit gritty. Rolled oats have already gone through more processing so they break apart easily to create an oat flour once pulsed in a food processor or blender. That gives you the best possible consistency.

What nut butter is best to use?

You can use any nut butter you like. Peanut, almond, and cashew butters all work especially well!

Can you use a seed butter like SunButter?

Yes! Just use it the exact same way you’d use the nut butter in this recipe.

Are these vegan and dairy free?

Yes, these are vegan and dairy free if you use maple syrup and vegan chocolate chips.

How to meal prep with these

I love these balls for meal prep. I know they taste decadent (and like a cookie!) but the ingredients are completely healthy! These are excellent for grab and go breakfasts, snacking, or desserts.

Make a double or triple batch and freeze what you won’t be eating in the next two weeks in an airtight container. I recommend separating the rows with parchment paper (at least until they’re frozen) so they don’t all stick together. You can then move them all to a ziplock bag for easy freezer storage. They’ll be good in the freezer for 3 months!

How to store

Store these No Bake Chocolate Chip Cookie Balls in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

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You're only 10 minutes away from these easy no bake cookie balls! A deliciously easy breakfast, snack, or dessert.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup rolled or quick cooking oats
  • 1/2 cup nuts, I use pecans or walnuts
  • 3/4 cup + 1 tbsp nut or seed butter, I use almond butter
  • 1/3 cup + honey or maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Pulse oats and nuts in a food processor or blender until they're in small pieces.
  • Combine all ingredients including the processed oats and nuts in a large mixing bowl. Stir.
  • Roll dough into 1-inch balls. Spread balls on a parchment paper lined plate or 9×13 baking sheet and refrigerate for a few minutes until firm. Then store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks or freezer for up to 3 months.

Notes

You can use regular sized chocolate chips or chunks but you may want to give them a quick chop so they blend better with everything else.
Nutrition information is calculated assuming pecans, almond butter, and honey are used.
If as you’re rolling the balls they’re breaking apart and not sticking together, just add a little more nut butter and/or honey.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cookie ball, Calories: 90kcal, Carbohydrates: 8g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 1mg, Sodium: 3mg, Potassium: 71mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 5g, Vitamin A: 8IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 30mg, Iron: 1mg
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