One of our all-time favorite healthy snack hacks is to have a batch of one of our energy ball recipes ready to go in the refrigerator or freezer. When you have a healthy snack like one of these energy balls recipes at the ready, you’re less likely to reach for unhealthful and highly processed foods. Plus, every energy balls recipe we share is loaded with energy-supplying healthful carbohydrates, fiber, and protein. You can also up the protein in any of these recipes with the addition of protein powder. Whether you call them energy balls, energy bites, protein balls, or protein bites, we’ve got one (or twelve!) of them for you.

Energy Balls Recipe Highlights

You may be wondering, why do we call these little delicious snack balls an “energy bite”? Do they really provide energy? They do! Here’s how:

every one of these energy ball recipes contains energy-supplying nutrients, whether it’s digestion-benefitting fiber in oats, healthful fats in nut butter or nuts, or quick-hitting glucose in dried fruit or honey (or a combination of these)

Energy Balls Recipes for easy Make-Ahead Snacks

We love to include a recipe for energy balls in our weekly meal preps and also as a quick mid-week throw-together recipe. We find that when we have them on hand, we’re more likely to reach for a nutritious snack. When you have a batch of energy bites ready, you’re not scrambling for a healthful snack idea when that energy lull hits you. Try one of these 12 healthful recipes this week and see how nice it is to have make-ahead snacks ready.

Monster Cookie Peanut Butter Protein Balls

This healthy and fun recipe for energy balls is loved by kids and adults. It provides 5 grams of protein per ball for lasting energy in a delicious and nutritious form from the addition of whey protein. Great for lunch boxes, after school snacks, and an afternoon energy boost.

Gluten Free Paleo

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Sweet & Salty Peanut Butter Energy Balls Recipe

If you’re the sweet-and-salty type then you’re going to love these no-bake Sweet & Salty Peanut Butter Energy Bites made with just a handful of pantry staples. They’re the perfect little ‘something sweet’ after-meal treat or after-school snack.

Gluten Free