These no-bake vegan energy balls are made with 8-easy ingredients and ready in 15 minutes! Bite-sized and perfect for a healthy snack.
Vegan energy balls are so named because they pack an energy punch! They’re small, bite-sized and portable to satisfy any snack attack.
All this, and they’re ridiculously easy to make too!
Just 8-simple ingredients and a food processor, and 15 minutes later you’ll be all set for snacks for the next week or so.
How To Make Vegan Energy Balls
You will find full instructions and measurements in the recipe card at the bottom of the post. This is a summary of the process to go along with the process photos.
Add rolled oats, dessicated coconut, macadamia nuts, dates, chia seeds and salt to a food processor and process.
It will start off crumbly, keep processing until it starts to stick to the sides.
Scrape down the sides and go a bit longer, you want the macadamia nuts and the dessicated coconut to have started to release their oils, basically you want the mix to be just starting to clump a little.
When you have that consistency, then add peanut butter and process that in. While the machine is running pour in the maple syrup. It will start to clump together very nicely.
Now you’re ready to roll it into balls.
Roll into balls, aim for around 20 balls, and place onto a parchment lined baking tray.
And there are your energy balls! I like to place them into the freezer and let them set really nice and firmly and then move them to the fridge and store them there.
They hold up well even out of the fridge, which makes them a great snack food to take with you when you go out as well.
Dessicated coconut – is finely shredded coconut, not large flakes.
Macadamia nuts. If you want to switch the macadamia nuts for a different kind of nut, then you can go ahead. I’m thinking walnuts would be a good fit. I’m not sure what else would be good, but I am sure that you can get many varieties of awesome vegan energy balls from making some switches to this basic recipe to keep things exciting.
Chia seeds. If you want to switch the chia seeds for flax seeds, that could be good too.
Peanut butter. If you prefer almond butter to peanut butter or want to try some with cashew butter, go right ahead.
Maple syrup. If you want to use a different kind of syrup like date syrup or agave nectar, go right ahead.
Keep them stored in a container in the fridge and enjoy anytime! They’ll stay good in the fridge for at least a week, if you want to keep them longer then store them in the freezer.
More Easy No Bake Balls
- Vegan Peanut Butter Balls
- Vegan Coconut Truffles
- Vegan Truffles
- Vegan Carrot Cake Balls
- Vegan Chocolate Truffles
- Vegan Oreo Truffles
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Vegan Energy Balls
- Add the rolled oats, dessicated coconut, macadamia nuts, dates, chia seeds and salt to a food processor and process. It will start off crumbly and then as you keep processing it will gradually start sticking to the sides. Stop and scrape down the sides and keep going a bit longer until the mix starts to clump together slightly.
- Add in the peanut butter and process and then while the machine is running, add in the maple syrup. It will start to clump together very well.
- Roll into balls (aim for around 20 balls) and place onto a parchment lined baking tray.
- Place into the freezer for 15 minutes or so for the balls to get nice and firm, thereafter keep them stored in the fridge.
- Dessicated coconut – is finely shredded coconut, not large flakes.
- Macadamia nuts – if you want to switch the macadamia nuts for a different kind of nut, like walnuts, then you can go ahead.
- Peanut butter – could be switched for a different nut butter.
- Maple syrup – could be switched for date syrup or agave nectar or any other syrup.
- Storing: Keep them stored in a container in the fridge and enjoy within a week. If you want to keep them longer then store them in the freezer.