No-bake nut butter energy balls. Made with chia seeds, sunflower seeds, hemp seeds, your favorite nut butter, coconut flour, cocoa powder and sweetener, these are protein-packed and perfect for when you need a boost during a hike or post-workout. Gluten-free, grain-free, ketogenic, low-carb, vegan, vegetarian and plant-based.
I love to go hiking on weekends, and sometimes I just want a nice healthy, protein-packed snack to take along with me. Nut butters are a great option while on-the-go, particularly if they come in convenient packets. If you aren’t one to rip open a packet and stick your spoon straight in, here is a delicious alternative.
These no-bake nut butter energy balls are a great finger-friendly snack and can easily be packed in a bag. They’re the perfect mix of delicious nut butter, seeds and chocolate, with just a touch of sweetness.
These nut butter energy balls come together in just a few minutes. All you have to do is toss all of the ingredients in a bowl, mix to combine, allow it to sit for a few minutes, and then roll them out into balls.
Place in the fridge to harden further until ready to consume. I have not tried freezing these yet, but I imagine that would work too. Then you can grab one whenever you need an energy boost!
In terms of substitutions, any nut butter should be fine, as long as you don’t use the really liquidy stuff at the top. Make sure you reach for that harder stuff at the bottom, that is what you want here. As long as you do that, the consistency should come out perfect.
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No-Bake Peanut Butter Energy Balls
- 1/2 cup nut butter of choice natural, with no added sugar
- 2 tablespoons sunflower seeds
- 2 tablespoons hemp seeds
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 1 tablespoon coconut flour
- 2 tablespoons sweetener of choice I recommend using something granulated
- Mix all ingredients together in a bowl and allow them to sit for 5-10 minutes, so the coconut flour and chia seeds can absorb the moisture from the nut butter. ***see note below about the nut butter
- Form into balls and place in the fridge until ready to consume.