Homemade Protein Energy Balls Recipe

These healthy homemade protein energy balls are ideal as a workout snack, a treat to pop into kid’s lunch boxes or for taking on a hike!

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Cocoa, coconut, nuts, seeds and molasses- the ultimate no-bake energy balls

Homemade protein energy balls are simple to make and are ready as an on-the-go nibble to enjoy before or after your gym work-out, or as a treat to pop into your hungry teens’ lunch boxes. No-bake protein energy balls are cheap, delicious and more nutritious than anything you can buy commercially.

Homemade Protein Balls Recipe

"energy balls"

protein -packed snack using whole, healthy ingredients

( 25 x 1″ diameter balls)

What you need

  • 80g 1/2 cup of almonds
  • 80g/1/2 cup of walnuts
  • 80g/1/2 cup of hazelnuts
  • 40g 1/4 cup of pumpkins seeds
  • 40g 1/4 cup of flaxseed (linseeds)
  • 40g 1/4 cup of chia seeds
  • 40g 1/4 cup of sunflower seeds
  • 2 heaped tbsp of cocoa powder
  • 2 heaped tbsp of coconut oil
  • 2 tsp of molasses

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  • 3 tsp of honey
  • a pea-size amount of vanilla pod
  • shredded coconut

What to do

Grind the nuts and seeds in a food processor until ground into a fine flour. The add the coconut oil and mix until the mixture becomes sticky, then add the cocoa, molasses, honey and vanilla according to taste. When it’s all mixed together, place in a dish and allow to cool in the fridge for approximately 2 hours as it then makes it easier to roll the mixture into balls and roll in shredded coconut.

Bonne Appétit! x

Do tell us what you think of our energy balls recipe, we believe them to be the best we’ve tasted- what do you think?

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Homemade Protein Energy Balls Recipe

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 2 hours, 20 minutes

Homemade Protein Energy Balls Recipe

What you need

  • 80g 1/2 cup of almonds
  • 80g/1/2 cup of walnuts
  • 80g/1/2 cup of hazelnuts
  • 40g 1/4 cup of pumpkins seeds
  • 40g 1/4 cup of flaxseed (linseeds)
  • 40g 1/4 cup of chia seeds
  • 40g 1/4 cup of sunflower seeds
  • 2 heaped tbsp of cocoa powder
  • 2 heaped tbsp of coconut oil
  • 2 tsp of molasses
  • 3 tsp of honey
  • a pea-size amount of vanilla pod
  • shredded coconut

What to do

Grind the nuts and seeds in a food processor until ground into a fine flour. The add the coconut oil and mix until the mixture becomes sticky, then add the cocoa, molasses, honey and vanilla according to taste. When it’s all mixed together, place in a dish and allow to cool in the fridge for approximately 2 hours as it then makes it easier to roll the mixture into balls and roll in shredded coconut.

Bonne Appétit! x

Notes

Great for popping in your gym bag for a well deserved treat after your workout or taking on a long family hike when energy levels are flagging.

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Rebecca Watkins worked as a professional photo journalist and travelled the world with her husband John, before settling down as a stay at home mother to their three daughters. They have recently moved back from the French Alps to an old cottage in Devon, England. Rebecca’s days are filled with visits to the beach, animated discussions and in the best moments, happiness and creativity in her family home of five. The other moments are filled with craziness and chaos and she loves those too.

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  1. Hey its really simple. Thank you so much for sharing.

  2. Feye says:

    Wow! This is perfect snack for people who work out. Thanks for sharing the ingredients and procedure!

  3. Bizzy says:

    I am so glad you shared this with Bake with Bizzy because this is something I want to make. Is there anything, I could sub for coconut oil?

    • Avatar of NMNadmin NMNadmin says:

      You could try walnut, flaxseed or sesame oils:-)

  4. Lauryn says:

    delicious! i want to try some. i would LOVE for you to link this post or any other posts you want to my weekend link party http://lovenotesbylauryn.blogspot.com/2012/04/spread-love-link-party-6.html it opens at midnight tonight, hope to see you there!
    {love} lauryn @ lovenotesbylauryn.blogspot.com

  5. Jen says:

    My mouth is watering! These look so good and healthy. I can’t wait to try them. Just need to get a few things. :)

  6. Allyson says:

    I’ve tried the Larabar type bites made with dates, but I’ve never tasted protein bites like these. They sound really good.

    Thanks for linking up to our Finished Friday post.

  7. ButterYum says:

    Yummo! Stunning photo too!! I love all the yummy ingredients in the recipe.

  8. I could imagine that this taste super yummy!

    Mrs. Delightful
    http://www.ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

  9. Cooking lady says:

    I have to make these for my daughter cause she is always working out and I bet she will like them. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

  10. Amy says:

    These look fabulous! And the recipe couldn’t come at a better time. My daughter can not have gluten and she’s been looking for more ways to get some protein in her diet. I think she’ll really like these (and me, too!). Thanks for linking up on the Barn Hop!

  11. win says:

    Hi Rebecca,

    Thank you for sharing your secret recipe. I also agree with other commentators that your recipe is very easy to look in the making. Hopefully when I try to make it as easy as well.

  12. Nancy says:

    I used to make something very similar when we could have nuts. Thanks so much for sharing at Allergy-Free Wednesday! I hope you’ll come back again this week.

  13. April Harris says:

    I love it when healthy is delicious too! Your protein energy balls look wonderful!

  14. six sisters says:

    Looks so good, you would never guess they are so healthy! :) We’re so glad that you linked up to our “Strut Your Stuff Saturday.” We hope you’ll be back soon. -The Sisters

  15. Melissa says:

    These look incredible. What a nutritional powerhouse, too! Thanks for the recipe!

    • Avatar of NMNadmin NMNadmin says:

      Thank you, they are one of my all-time favourites:-)

  16. Dave Sourry says:

    they sound great, ill give these a test run very soon. Do you have any all natural dinner recipes?

    • Avatar of NMNadmin NMNadmin says:

      They are as delicious as they look, I couldn’t recommend them more highly. Look under the ‘delicious’ navigation tab for numerous healthy recipes!

  17. Anita says:

    These looks absolutely divine! I might not have any little ones of my to whip these up for just yet, Rebecca, but just by looking at the image you’ve uploaded I can tell that these will tasted a million times better than the cardboard-like protein bars that I force-feed myself almost every day!

    I’ll report back on how I go putting them together. Thanks! x

  18. Energy bar says:

    Gotta love energy balls–I’d also say various fruits in the balls is a great way to get some additional carbs/sugars if you’re going to eat these during an exercise.

  19. Lisa Lynn says:

    These sound amazing! Thanks so much for sharing this on The HomeAcre Hop!

  20. Catherine says:

    These look and sound delicious – and healthy too! I am going to whip up a batch this afternoon!!