Forget about those expensive store-bought protein bars. These easy-to-make energy balls will give you all the protein you need before or after your workout. But don’t stop there, throw some in your bag for your walk between classes. These energy balls are easy to transport and ridiculously easy to make. Next time you’re in need of a boost, whip up one of these bad boys and snack away.

Almond Cherry Crunch Energy Ball

  • Prep Time:5 minutes
  • Cook Time:10 - 15 minutes
  • Total Time:15 - 20 minutes
  • Servings:6
  • Easy

    Ingredients

  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/4 cup dried cherries
  • 1 tablespoon cacao powder
  • 3/4 cup raw almonds
  • 1 1/2 cup almond butter
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla coconut milk
Photo by Kristi Cook
Photo by Kristi Cook

Step 1

Mix oats, cacao powder, dried cherries, almonds, almond butter, and coconut milk together.

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Step 2

Roll into balls and bake at 350° for 10-15 minutes.

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Step 3

Take them out of the oven and enjoy your pre-workout treat!

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Chocolate Banana Coconut Energy Balls

  • Prep Time:5 minutes
  • Cook Time:10 - 15 minutes
  • Total Time:15 - 20 minutes
  • Servings:6
  • Easy

    Ingredients

  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 1 tablespoon cacao powder
  • 1 tablespoon hemp seeds
  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup coconut flakes
Photo by Kristi Cook
Photo by Kristi Cook

Step 1

Mash two bananas, then mix in oats, cacao powder, coconut flakes, and hemp seeds.

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Step 2

Roll into balls and then place in the oven at 350° for 10-15 minutes.

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Step 3

Take them out of the oven and enjoy!

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Chocolate Almond Energy Balls

  • Prep Time:10 minutes
  • Cook Time:0 minutes
  • Total Time:10 minutes
  • Servings:6
  • Easy

    Ingredients

  • 16 mashed dates
  • 2 tablespoon cacao powder
  • 1 cup raw almonds, roughly chopped
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped almonds
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Photo by Kristi Cook

Step 1

Mix the mashed dates, cacao powder, coconut milk, and roughly chopped almonds together.

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Step 2

Roll the mixture into balls and coat them in the finely chopped almonds.

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Step 3

Once coated, eat ’em up!

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Balls

  • Prep Time:10 minutes
  • Cook Time:0 minutes
  • Total Time:10 minutes
  • Servings:6
  • Easy

    Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup dried cherries
  • 1 1/4 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 3/4 cup coconut flakes
  • 2 tablespoon gogi berries
  • 1 tablespoon flax seeds
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon water
Photo by Kristi Cook
Photo by Kristi Cook

Step 1

Mix all ingredients together.

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Step 2

Roll the mixture into balls.

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Step 3

Chill them or eat at room temperature.

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