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No-Bake Oatmeal Protein Energy Balls

August 9, 2015

This simple and healthy no-bake oatmeal protein energy balls recipe is perfect for easy snacking on-the-go! With rolled oats, protein powder, peanut butter and a touch of honey, these energy balls will keep you satisfied for hours!

This simple and healthy little no bake oatmeal protein energy balls recipe is perfect for easy snacking on-the-go! With rolled oats, protein powder, peanut butter and a touch of honey, these energy balls will keep you satisfied for hours!I’ve decided that my life mission is to bring energy balls to the world! If any of you happen to know what C does for a living or who he works for, this statement is that much funnier. For the rest of you…keep guessing.

But for real, I am astounded when I meet someone who hasn’t discovered the glory and convenience that is the energy ball. So much so that I have a speech memorized for when I come across the rare person who has yet to be convinced.

I’ll spare you from hearing it.

This simple and healthy little no bake oatmeal protein energy balls recipe is perfect for easy snacking on-the-go! With rolled oats, protein powder, peanut butter and a touch of honey, these energy balls will keep you satisfied for hours!I cannot accept the idea that someone could NOT like energy balls. Unless they’re one of those annoying people who “doesn’t like healthy food” (get over it), the only reason I can think of for why someone might not love EBs is because they have yet to find their flavor combo.

This is the reason why I am always trying to come up with new, creative flavors. From almond joy, to gingerbread and of course those blueberry muffin energy balls, I am absolutely convinced that there is a flavor out there for everyone.

The other week my friend Cat was over and the topic of energy balls came up. Obvi. Because when am I not chatting about energy balls? Like C (my C, not Cat) Cat is not a big chocolate fan. It took some digging but it turns out that oatmeal raisin is her jam. So I set out to convince another being of the world that energy balls are gods gift to the earth.

This simple and healthy little no bake oatmeal protein energy balls recipe is perfect for easy snacking on-the-go! With rolled oats, protein powder, peanut butter and a touch of honey, these energy balls will keep you satisfied for hours!I’ve since made this recipe twice. Once with Oatmeal Raisin, and once with Oatmeal Chocolate Chip and both are BOMB.

I don’t discriminate between raisin lovers and chocolate lovers. 

But I do discriminate between those who love energy balls and those who claim to not like them. I prefer to pretend the latter just don’t exist! Life just makes more sense that way…


No-Bake Oatmeal Protein Energy Balls

  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 20-24 balls (depends on size) 1x


  • 1 1/2 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup vanilla whey protein powder (about 2 scoops)
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 T chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup smooth natural peanut butter (or any nut butter)*
  • 3 T natural honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup raisins, chocolate chips, craisins or preferred add-in
  • 24 T liquid (almond milk, milk, water etc…)


  1. Add oats, protein powder, cinnamon and chia seeds to a large bowl.
  2. Add in peanut butter, honey and vanilla extract. Stir to combine.
  3. Add in raisins (or preferred add-in). Mixture should be slightly sticky but still crumbly.
  4. Slowly add in liquid 1 tablespoon at a time and using hands (get dirty!) combine until it comes together in a sticky ball that holds together. If mixture is too dry, add in more liquid but not so much that it won’t hold shape.
  5. Roll into balls using hands.
  6. Place in a container to set in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
  7. Store in fridge until ready to eat.


*Make sure it is drippy. If not you may need to add in extra liquid at the end.

This simple and healthy little no bake oatmeal protein energy balls recipe is perfect for easy snacking on-the-go! With rolled oats, protein powder, peanut butter and a touch of honey, these energy balls will keep you satisfied for hours!Favourite energy ball flavour? If you have a recipe you absolutely love, leave it in the comments below to share with others!

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    Cassie @ Almost Getting it Together
    August 9, 2015 at 11:41 am

    Should we just start an energy ball company when you move to SF? Cool, glad that’s decided. xoxo

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      Davida Kugelmass
      August 9, 2015 at 11:44 am

      Kewaza West LOL. Can’t wait!

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        Christina Pepple
        July 9, 2019 at 3:51 pm

        How long do they stay fresh in the fridge?

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      September 30, 2018 at 8:01 am

      Going to make today. I am more interested in the protein and sugar breakdown than calories. Any info on that?

      These sound so very yummy!

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        May 29, 2019 at 12:46 pm

        Okay, so I made this recipe the other day and used the following:
        1 1/2 Cups of “Quaker” quick oats
        1/2 Cup of chocolate whey protein powder
        1/2 Tsp. cinnamon
        1 Tbsp chia seeds
        1/2 Cup “Adams” smooth peanut butter
        3 Tbsp natural honey
        1 Tsp vanilla extract
        1/3 Cup 70% dark chocolate chunks
        4 Tbsp unsweetened cashew milk

        Here are the stats for the above recipe in particular. This is per 1 ball (I made 20 balls in total with this recipe)
        88 Calories
        9g Carbs
        1g Fibre
        4g Sugar
        4.5g Fat
        4g Protein

        Hope this helps anyone curious! 🙂

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      July 14, 2019 at 3:04 pm

      Sounds great, I’m so going to try it! Since I’m very lazy tho and I just need something to eat in the morning so I can take my medicine, this seems to be the perfect mix of not much (so I don’t upset my stomach) and very healthy at the same time! But how long do the balls stay fresh in the fridge? Can they stay in there for a month, so I only have to make breakfast once a month and then eat one ball everyday?

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    August 9, 2015 at 3:05 pm

    Yay that it’s no bake! These look great before and after a workout, a snack, dessert or on the go!

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    Les @ The Balanced Berry
    August 10, 2015 at 12:10 am

    I neeeeed these! I too am all about the energy balls, and oatmeal + raisin is a match made in heaven.

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      Davida Kugelmass
      August 11, 2015 at 7:27 am

      I’m so happy I’ve got another raisin lover in thaaaa house!!!

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    Dani @ Dani California Cooks
    August 10, 2015 at 12:50 am

    I love that these have protein powder and oats in them! What a power duo!

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    August 10, 2015 at 7:12 am

    I love healthy desserts – but if I really love the taste, I can eat all of them in a heartbeat. 🙂 Now that I am pregnant, I love sweets even more – but I really want to eat healthy. This is a great choice for me – just as long as I dont make too much of them!
    x M.

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      Davida Kugelmass
      August 11, 2015 at 7:25 am

      I can only imagine how much my sweet tooth will increase when I’m pregnant! Good luck with the portion control 😉 xoxo

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    Alexis @ Hummusapien
    August 13, 2015 at 8:38 am

    Anyone that doesn’t like balls (of all kind, I don’t discriminate) is a weirdo. These are a dream, totes making them when I unpack my lifeeeeeee.

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      Davida Kugelmass
      August 13, 2015 at 8:58 am

      Skype and ball date as soon as you’re unpacked. k thanks.

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    Ashley @ Fit Mitten Kitchen
    August 13, 2015 at 8:38 pm

    Energy Balls for the win! ALWAYS. “Get over it” Ha! Love it :-p

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    October 28, 2015 at 12:37 pm

    How many calories per serving?

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      Carrell Shivers
      April 29, 2016 at 3:58 pm

      i doubled everything in the recipe except protein powder and chia seeds (and i used water) and just used 1/2 c choc chips. i made 35 balls and each was 83 cal and 11 carbs per ball. 🙂 delish!

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      Carrell Shivers
      April 29, 2016 at 3:58 pm

      i doubled everything in the recipe except protein powder and chia seeds (and i used water) and just used 1/2 c choc chips. i made 35 balls and each was 83 cal and 11 carbs per ball. 🙂 delish!

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      Angela Eichholzer
      March 16, 2018 at 7:30 pm

      I made these today (like delicious oatmeal raisin cookie dough) and followed the recipe to the letter. Exact calorie count will depend on the brands of products used and the number of energy balls produced. This batch made exactly 24 pieces (servings) at 68 calories each using the products I had on hand. Most free calorie tracking websites offer a feature where you can put in your recipe using the products you use and it will provide the nutritional breakdown for you (calories, carbs, fat, protein, sodium and sugars).

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    Erin Boyum
    January 4, 2016 at 9:32 pm

    I was wondering how many caleries per serving as well.

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    January 9, 2016 at 6:45 pm

    This was so easy and fun to make, gotta love getting dirty with your food 😉
    Just waiting for mine to set in the fridge now… can’t wait to eat!

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      The Healthy Maven
      January 9, 2016 at 7:03 pm

      Hope you enjoy, lovely! Yes, they are super easy and delish!

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    January 21, 2016 at 5:52 pm

    Can’t wait to try them. Added the ingredients I don’t have to my grocery list. I do have a couple questions…..
    How many Energy Balls per serving and how many calories per serving? I can’t find that information on or around the recipe.

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      The Healthy Maven
      January 22, 2016 at 3:02 pm

      Not sure how many calories, but I only eat one or two at once depending on how hungry I am 🙂 Enjoy!

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    January 24, 2016 at 4:03 pm

    I just made these, OMG! I substituted the chia seeds for flax seeds and bran, my add in is chocolate chips. Next time trying raisins, I love raisins! I put the ingredients in the recipe section of my fitness pal for 20 servings and its about 131 calories per ball if you make 20.
    I can’t wait to try other ingredients to the base recipe.

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      Davida Kugelmass
      January 24, 2016 at 5:22 pm

      Wonderful! So happy you liked them 🙂 Can’t wait to hear how you experiment with them some more!

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        September 21, 2018 at 5:15 pm

        What can I use instead of whey? Not supposed to do milk byproducts.

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          April 17, 2020 at 1:19 pm

          Use a plant-based protein powder!

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    February 6, 2016 at 4:04 pm

    How many does one eat for breakfast? Anyone know ball park calorie for one?

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    February 10, 2016 at 10:44 pm

    I am currently in a Speech class and I used this recipe for my demonstration speech!!! Everyone loved the balls- thanks for the great recipe 🙂

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      February 10, 2016 at 10:45 pm

      also.. used peanut butter protein powder and greek yogurt chips. so yum.

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      Davida Kugelmass
      February 12, 2016 at 9:19 am

      Aw so happy to hear that! Love the additions you added too 🙂 Glad you enjoyed!

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    Nancy Kuntz
    February 11, 2016 at 4:40 pm

    I so agree with you; anyone that doesn’t like protein balls hasn’t found the right recipe. I just made a similar recipe to yours. This one called for dried cranberries (I used raison’s), raw sun flower seeds (I used chopped pecans) & chocolate chips! I also used cinnamon honey & flax seeds. Delicious & my fav so far ??. I can’t wait to try your bberry muffin & ginger bread recipes! Thanks! Nancy

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      Davida Kugelmass
      February 12, 2016 at 9:15 am

      The balls you made sound delish!! I totally agree that there’s a flavor out there for everyone. Hope you enjoy the bberry muffin and gingerbread balls!

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    March 5, 2016 at 12:30 pm

    Recipe looks good, but it’s absolutely useless for any fitness enthusiasts because it doesn’t have any nutritional information to go with it.

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      April 30, 2017 at 6:57 pm

      Disagree – fitness enthusiasts can eat mindfully and intuitively and don’t base what goes in their. It’s based on numbers! Who cares about calories? Eat what your body needs.

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        March 12, 2018 at 7:37 pm

        I disagree with you Lauren. You can exercise as much as you want. But if you don’t keep track of your nutrition, all the workout goes down the tubes.

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      May 27, 2018 at 9:27 pm

      Yes!!! I need to know how much protein is in them! I could figure out everything, but I’d rather just find a recipe that gives me all of the info.

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    March 9, 2016 at 6:25 pm

    I made these today following the recipe, but I included some specifics because it might slightly alter the nutritional value depending on what brands and items you use. I used jiff peanut butter, dark chocolate chips as my add-in, water as my liquid, and a tablespoon of ground flax. I made 14 good sized protein balls and calculated the nutritional information per bite as follows: Calories: 128, Fat: 7.4 g, Net Carb 10 g, Protein: 6 g

    These were so tasty and satisfied my sweet tooth! Only needed 1, because it was pretty rich with the dark chocolate 🙂

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    March 10, 2016 at 11:08 am

    These look amazing. I am curious though if you use milk for the liquid won’t they eventually sour? How do you avoid them going bad if you don’t eat them all in a day or two?

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      Davida Kugelmass
      March 10, 2016 at 11:13 am

      I would recommend using water or non-dairy milk to prevent them for going bad quickly. Alternatively, store them in the freezer and take one out 10-20 minutes before eating.

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    March 12, 2016 at 1:39 am

    These are delicious, will make again.

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    March 18, 2016 at 3:44 pm

    What is the nutrition information?

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      April 10, 2016 at 10:30 pm

      I’d like to know too!

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    April 10, 2016 at 10:28 pm

    How many calories would you think per 100 ball?

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    April 17, 2016 at 4:08 am

    Fantastic! I used whey protein from TPW, and it came out very nice.
    If you’d like to try it, you can claim a free pack of whey protein by following this link:

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    May 5, 2016 at 2:03 pm

    I would like to know what kind of peanut butter people are using, I want to make these as healthy as possible and don’t want to use like Jiffy, I would like to use fresh ground peanuts or almonds from Whole Foods, I know there is less oil, so will it work? Thanks

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      Davida Kugelmass
      May 5, 2016 at 6:18 pm

      I use all natural peanut butter, no sugar, salt or oil added. I’d go with that since it’s the healthiest option and the recipe will turn out the best.

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    May 16, 2016 at 4:30 pm

    Made these for the first time today after looking forever for a recipe I liked. They are so good and I’m surprised at how well they’re sticking together! They will be perfect for grabbing when I need something in my stomach before the gym or even taking to the beach!

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    Letty Bromenschenkel
    May 29, 2016 at 1:35 am

    please a word of caution:

    transporting these in the presence of other people, be mindful of the peanut allergy hazard.
    exposure can be deadly for anyone allergic to peanut products and especially children.

    it is not a “PC” preference issue, just recently a child died within 1 hour of being exposed to peanut butter that was in another child’s food .

    Families with a child who is allergic to peanut products have reliable caused to be alarmed because It is their child who is at grave risk in an uncontrolled setting like any mass transit traveling.

    thank you for considering caution

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    June 5, 2016 at 11:44 am

    Can I use steel cut oats instead?

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      Davida Kugelmass
      June 6, 2016 at 10:33 am

      No I wouldn’t recommend it. Steel-cut oats are too firm for this recipe!

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    Jennifer M
    June 14, 2016 at 1:11 pm

    First time I have seen this recipe using pumpkin and I can’t wait to try it out!

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    June 19, 2016 at 12:02 am

    any sub for protein powder?

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      Davida @ The Healthy Maven
      June 20, 2016 at 9:22 am

      oat flour is a good substitute!

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        July 14, 2016 at 1:40 am

        I will be attempting these very soon, as time permits – love the idea.

        In other recipes, I substitute the following for whey/protein powder: finely milled millet, barley and quinoa seeds (plus chia and flax and whatever else is lurking in the dark recesses of my cupboards).

        In the Asian country where I live, goji berries are cheap – about $20 US a kilo from the street stalls. So I shall use those in the balls, along with crushed walnuts and almonds. Thanks so much you guys.

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    June 19, 2016 at 2:20 am

    Thanks for the tips. I’m going to try this tonight!

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    Andy hanson
    July 7, 2016 at 9:11 am

    Is there a way to add banana or make bars out this recipe

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      Davida @ The Healthy Maven
      July 7, 2016 at 4:29 pm

      you could certainly add banana in place of some of the liquid and definitely make them into bars. They won’t last as long with the banana but store them in the fridge and you should get a good week out of them! Enjoy.

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    July 19, 2016 at 7:20 am

    How long do they last more or less?

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    Julie Bonavita
    July 22, 2016 at 8:52 pm

    My husband and I have recently started this diet and exercise program..hes way more intense about it than I am. he bought a ton of diff protein powders and the one he liked drinking least he had me make stuff with. I made these using cookies and cream flavor which tastes like the inside of an oreo I guess ..I used cranberries and I mixed it all up in a food processor so it was all kinda ground up and not whole oats. They are so yummy..taste like oatmeal cookies with cranberries. Cant wait to try other flavors! I resisted this “healthy” kick strongly but if i can eat stuff like this as a treat them I’m a teensy bit happier!

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      June 2, 2019 at 8:42 pm

      Can I ask what kind of protein powder your husband has? That sounds amazing!

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    July 22, 2016 at 9:33 pm

    thank you for this recipe 🙂 Jesus loves you and desires for you to follow Him! 🙂 He’s not in the churches, He just wants a relationship with you <3

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      ramel carpachior
      December 29, 2019 at 7:47 pm

      this ain’t no preachin time. people want the recipe not your preachin. i hate when people do that. like im a firm religious woman but i dont need that.

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    Lisa Wilson
    July 23, 2016 at 2:09 pm

    Do you happen to know calorie count per ball?

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    Miriah Thompson
    August 11, 2016 at 11:07 pm

    These are delicious. I made 1/2 a batch the first time and used chocolate chips. I ate them all within a grew days lol. The second time i made the full batch and split it in half and added raisins to one and chocolate chips to the other. I made both batches with almond butter. So good! Thanks!

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    Miriah Thompson
    August 11, 2016 at 11:08 pm


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    September 18, 2016 at 3:49 pm

    Per an online calculator, approx 100 cal/bal (for 20 balls/recipe) and 5 gm protein (for my kindergartner too busy to eat her lunch)

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    September 30, 2016 at 12:17 pm

    I am allergic to whey products. Any suggestions regarding a replacement, plse?

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      Davida @ The Healthy Maven
      October 1, 2016 at 6:24 pm

      Feel free to try a plant-based version. You may just need to add a bit more liquid, but should work just fine!

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        February 11, 2018 at 9:18 am

        I know this is super after the fact, but you can use a plant-based powder, and you do need to use more water. I used the Veggie Elite powder, and it took 6-7 tablespoons to hold it together.

        Thanks for a great recipe!

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    October 1, 2016 at 7:38 am

    What is ‘T’ in the ingredients sections mean?

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    Adelina Kennedy
    October 3, 2016 at 4:47 pm

    Can you make these with steel cut oats?

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      Davida @ The Healthy Maven
      October 4, 2016 at 9:22 am

      Wouldn’t recommend it 🙁

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        Stephanie Lee
        October 29, 2016 at 9:19 pm

        Will you please give the nutrition details? Need to know macros

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    October 9, 2016 at 3:07 pm

    Just tried them and they’re incredible. Easy and quick to make, they look excactly like the ones in the pictures, and they taste great! Thanks a lot!

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    PD Cavinder
    October 11, 2016 at 2:30 pm

    How many calories per ball?

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    November 3, 2016 at 2:56 pm

    My family loves these are they are so easy! We snack on them every afternoon now. No raisins or cranberries, but I used sunflower seeds. Thanks!

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    November 3, 2016 at 4:25 pm

    Hey what would the nutrients / kcal be individually? They are awesome by the way!

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      Davida @ The Healthy Maven
      November 4, 2016 at 11:44 pm

      So happy you enjoyed! Unfortunately, I don’t calculate the nutrition on my recipes but feel free to enter into an online calculator like

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    November 11, 2016 at 4:03 pm

    These are the bomb!!! My husband wouldn’t leave them alone.

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    November 20, 2016 at 7:37 am

    Made these today….my kids love them…they are not good eaters so was happy they were getting some protein…anymore receipe which are good for the little ones would be appreciated. I used raw cashew butter and sultanas.

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    February 7, 2017 at 12:49 am

    Hi 🙂 does the T mean teaspoon or tablespoon? Thanks!

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    Tessa Gauvin
    February 12, 2017 at 12:38 pm

    Delicious! If you like halva you should try with tahini, super tasty, but yours are more perfect when craving mums cookies ?

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    February 16, 2017 at 5:59 pm

    I was hoping to get the nutritional value for this. Can you provide it for me? And what is the serving size, 1 ball?

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    February 21, 2017 at 1:58 am

    How many days we can keep it safely and eat, after preparation. I saw whey protein smells very bad if we keep for a long time mixing with water.

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    March 4, 2017 at 4:19 pm

    Hassle free and tasty, thanks for the recipe! This has helped to provide a sweet treat to my new clean eating venture..

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    March 27, 2017 at 2:53 pm

    I am on a no sugar diet and am wondering if you have ever tried to make these without the honey; will they hold up as well or should I substitute something else to help bind it together?

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      Davida @ The Healthy Maven
      April 10, 2017 at 11:11 am

      Unfortunately there is no non-sugar substitute 🙁

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        June 26, 2018 at 12:28 pm

        I used sugar free maple syrup and they came out fabulous.

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    April 12, 2017 at 7:24 pm

    I make these with vanilla protein powder and almond extract. I use chopped walnuts instead of raisins…I use 1/4 chia and 1/4 hemp seeds and i do not include any liquid (probably use more PB & Honey then called for to hold everything together). I eat these for breakfast every morning… LOVE them! I freeze them and take 2-3 to work every day.

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    April 18, 2017 at 10:37 am

    Good lord these balls are delicious! I actually can’t stop eating them! Can’t wait to try some new flavour combos!

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    Della Bampton
    April 30, 2017 at 8:16 pm

    How many calories and protein count for the Vanilla, chia seed, raisin balls

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    May 3, 2017 at 4:57 pm

    OMG my first energy balls and nothing can compare. They are amazing. I use caocao nibs instead of raisins and roll them in ground almonds. Shared some with my work colleagues and now they want them all the time ?

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    Jenny Cruz
    June 5, 2017 at 1:35 am

    I used rice malt syrup instead of honey. Cut up dates as my add in and almond milk as my liquid. I also added some almond meal for a little extra protein. Thanks for sharing your receipe it’s​ very morish ?

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    June 5, 2017 at 10:17 pm

    Do you have a recipe for energy balls that can be stored at room temperature? I want to be able to carry them around during the day for a post-workout snack. They sound great!

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    July 5, 2017 at 10:04 pm

    These are great! Finally a protein ball that isn’t sooooo sweet. Love that the honey is not mainly for binding!

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    July 14, 2017 at 3:01 pm

    These were great! I substituted 4 tablespoons PB2 for the peanut butter, and added about 125mL of plain applesauce to compensate for the lack of fat/oil in the powdered peanut butter. I also did not use any chia seeds or vanilla extract, and used semi sweet baking chocolate chunks as my add-in. It made 18 balls, and according to My Fitness Pal each ball is 73 calories. Thanks for the recipe!

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    August 4, 2017 at 3:35 pm

    These are soooooo good!!!!!! Thank you for the recipe 🙂

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    October 14, 2017 at 3:17 pm

    Hi there, I’m planning to do this recipe and I was wondering how long can we keep those energy ball in the fridge/ freezer? Many thanks 🙂

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    October 19, 2017 at 6:52 pm

    hi what does the T stand for next to liquid?

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    November 1, 2017 at 9:20 am

    I purchased plant based protien powder and I do not like the taste so it says 20 g protien per scoop… The scoop itself looks like 2.5 Tablespoon…. So I am thinking how to ratio all other ingredients to make one ball….. I wanted to make sure that I ate 20g protein from that I purchased but what is ratio for the rest of the ingreidents? My goal is to use one scoop out of that I purchased 20 g protien and eat this once a day this means one ball per day.. Please advise the ratio ingredients to try it out? Please help… TIA

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    November 27, 2017 at 1:58 pm

    i want to try these as I love protein bombs 🙂 one problem – i don’t like peanut butter….anything else i can use instead??


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    December 25, 2017 at 1:37 am

    These are legit! Thanks so much for posting this recipe. I ended up with 12, so I’ll try making them smaller next time!

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    January 6, 2018 at 2:37 pm

    I didn’t have any vanilla whey on hand, so I subbed chocolate whey and used chocolate chips. They taste like peanut butter cups! Yum 🙂

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    January 7, 2018 at 5:10 pm

    How long will these keep outside of the refrigerator? I’m going away for a weekend and want to prepare to stay on track with eating but I won’t have a fridge.

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    January 23, 2018 at 10:20 am

    Do you have nutrition/calorie information for these? I made them last good!!!

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    January 25, 2018 at 12:12 pm

    Looking for the nutritional value as well.

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    February 1, 2018 at 5:13 pm

    I’m so tired of these lazy self-congratulatory women that think they’ve done something revolutionary. Just the intro to this makes me queazy.

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    Kyle Misner
    February 4, 2018 at 2:30 pm

    I adapted your recipe to be low FODMAP and posted it on my Facebook account here:

    Thanks for the inspiration ?

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    February 7, 2018 at 3:50 pm

    These look great! I have a tub of unflavored protein powder to use up, do you think I could use that and add a splash of vanilla extract?
    Thanks for the inspiration. It’s unfortunate B (above) is such a B…

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    February 8, 2018 at 6:14 pm

    Do you use quick oats or old fashion oats?

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    February 11, 2018 at 11:33 am

    Maybe these are dessert balls — and maybe they aren’t healthy enough so feel free to delete this if you want – but if you have to choose between a candy bar and these, I’d go for these!

    nut butter = 1/2 c. Justin’s Chocolate Hazelnut (ie. not Nutella…)
    I used 1/4 c. of water for the liquid
    and I added 1/4 c. craisins and 1/4 c. sunflower seeds for the mixin.
    I would always use old fashioned oats, because they are healthier and personally I like the chewiness.

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    February 17, 2018 at 2:02 pm

    Did you use regular rolled oats or quick cooking?

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    February 19, 2018 at 2:07 pm

    These are great! I’ve been doing 1/4 cup of natural peanut butter and 1/4 cup of PB2 mixed with unsweetened Almond Milk (in place of the full 1/2 cup of nut butter) to take the calorie content down a little, been mixing in shaved coconut and they’re so delicious! For this version with the PB2 and coconut shreds, its roughly 90 calories per ball, my batch made 16 balls if anyone is wondering!

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    February 28, 2018 at 11:22 pm

    A ton of “hey everyone! Look at me!” but zero nutritional information. Figures

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    March 28, 2018 at 9:12 am

    I used chocolate protein powder and mini chocolate chips. Yum. What a nice treat. Cannot wait to try all the other suggestions.

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    April 10, 2018 at 10:54 pm

    How many for a serving? What about for a breakfast option?

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    April 11, 2018 at 1:38 pm

    I’ve made the recipe before and it is amazing. Just one quick question: could I sub the 1/2 cup of PB with 1/4 cup PB and 1/4 cup blended dates? They’re often used as binding agents in other energy ball recipes, so I was wondering if this is something that could work well in this case?

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      Davida @ The Healthy Maven
      April 12, 2018 at 2:29 pm

      That should work! Haven’t tried it myself but the dates should be sticky enough to do the trick!

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    Lucy Oneill
    April 24, 2018 at 8:10 pm

    Hi there!
    I am making a lot of bliss balls- I love them! And I saw your recipe- I love it too!But I can feel a funny after taste , hard to explain but maybe acidic. I was thinking that it may be because sometimes I leave the balls in the fridge for a few days (but none of the ingredients should be a problem,?). I thought it was the coconut (maybe poor quality) mixed with the water (I replaced the milk with water, but maybe it is the water or milk together as I also add porridge oats.. If you have a recommendation or a tip it would be great !!! Thanks!!, Lucy

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    June 9, 2018 at 3:03 pm

    I made these for the second time today. Yes, they are that good. I used maple syrup (organic from Trader Joe’s), dried cherries and this time I added 1 T of cacao powder. I try to remember to take them out of the ‘fridge since to me they taste better at room temp. They are dry but oh so very tasty! Thank you for this recipe!

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    Emily Douglas
    June 20, 2018 at 4:37 am

    I have a broken foot currently but as soon as i am driving i am buying the ingredients for this recipe, i freaking love energy balls and protein balls and the ease and taste! Any recipes with peanut butter will be the only ones i make, and hopefully replace naughty snacks such as Doritos and bars of chocolate! If i have a bowl ready to go in the fridge i am hoping to help in the revolution of energy balls, i will get my family into them!
    My health kick and exercise kick started January 2018 and recipes like this get me thinking again about making healthier and happier choices.
    Thank you! 🙂 x

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    June 26, 2018 at 12:31 pm

    If you are on a low carb, keto, diabetic, etc diet, you can substitute sugar free maple syrup for the honey. I took someone’s advice and used tahini instead of nut butter, and they came out fabulous.

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    July 11, 2018 at 1:15 pm

    Made these with dried cranberries & white chocolate chips! mouth-watering!

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    August 10, 2018 at 7:06 pm

    can you freeze them to enjoy later?

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    September 10, 2018 at 6:14 pm

    How long do they last in the refrigerator?

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    Barbara Sonehimer
    September 15, 2018 at 10:38 pm

    What kind of chia seeds and protein powder do you use/ Do you have a favorite brand or can recommend some? I know nothing about these to ingredients. Thank you !

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    September 16, 2018 at 4:42 pm

    Good recipe. I found mine to be a bit dense, can only have one per every few days.
    Notes: Substituted the chia seeds for puffed chia seeds and then rolled them in shredded coconut. I’m going to make these without the vegan protein powder.

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    September 17, 2018 at 8:53 am

    Hi there. Around how many calories are in each if you make 20 balls?

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    October 21, 2018 at 5:31 am

    Just made these, rolled them in coconut, black and white sesame seeds and they are delicious!

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    Chrissy Benson
    October 23, 2018 at 2:45 pm

    Can you make these into bars?

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      Davida @ The Healthy Maven
      October 30, 2018 at 12:50 pm

      You could though their structure may not hold as well as the honey is not as sticky as other types of binders!

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    Stefanie Fillipan
    October 24, 2018 at 2:10 pm

    So here’s my favorite recipe:

    1 cup dry oats
    2/3 cup shredded unsweetened coconut (I prefer bobs red mill)
    1/2 cup favorite protein powder (any flavor but I love vanilla)
    1/3 cup honey
    1/2 cup skippy natural peanut butter
    1 tsp vanilla extract

    Mix everything together until
    It sticks and put it in the fridge until firm.
    Roll into balls and refrigerate until ready to eat.

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      Stefanie Fillipan
      October 24, 2018 at 2:12 pm

      This makes about 20 balls. Also these have about 120 calories per ball depending on protein powder

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    November 24, 2018 at 1:35 pm

    the raw oats absolutely killed my stomach. did anybody else have an issue with that, and have an alternative solution?

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    December 3, 2018 at 12:24 am

    The name is so cute! I love oatmeal not only because it’s healthy, but also it tastes good. Thank you for sharing us your recipe.

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    December 12, 2018 at 10:08 am

    I loved it! it’s so yummy can’t wait to try it

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    December 15, 2018 at 11:57 pm

    Excellent. You’ve converted me.

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    January 3, 2019 at 7:24 pm

    I used to make energy balls with just the peanut butter/honey mix, but adding the protein powder really ups the ante! I omitted the chia seeds, used extra cinnamon, and used water as the liquid and they came out really tasty! This’ll be perfect for those times I don’t really feel like eating too much in the morning and after workouts 🙂 And it gives me another reason to use up my protein powder as well!

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    January 8, 2019 at 12:56 am

    Word of warning: I used milk and had the balls in the fridge for about two weeks and some bad bacteria messed with my digestive system for a few days. Obviously, this was my fault for keeping milk mixed with chocolate in the fridge for so long, but keep in mind that milk with chocolate grow bacteria faster than milk by itself. So, now I make them without milk.

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    January 31, 2019 at 12:06 am

    Looks great, must try!

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    February 28, 2019 at 7:48 am

    Absolutely love these protein balls. I used organic hemp protein powder, and substituted the milk with coconut milk, I also didn’t opt for the chocolate chips but rather mixed in some cacao powder and maca powder. Absolutely delicious. My kids have these as an after school snack – perfect. Thank you so much for sharing

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    Joe Hunnings
    March 1, 2019 at 9:40 am

    Energy balls or perhaps bars, sound like a potentially great snack for backpackers. But the refrigeration requirement sounds like it may prevent their use for warmer periods. What do you think? How long can EBs be stored un-refrigerated?

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    April 8, 2019 at 10:42 pm

    Looks great! I can feel it. will wait to try it. Thanks for your sharing

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    May 12, 2019 at 3:54 pm

    I’ve made this recipe, exactly as written, at least a dozen times. My husband takes them to work to keep himself from eating donuts in his weekly, 3 hour manager’s meeting. And now my 10 year old, Autistic, SUPER PICKY grandson has started taking them to school for his morning snack. Everyone loves these. Thank you so much Davida, for this awesome recipe!!

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    May 14, 2019 at 8:57 pm

    Justice made em, won’t ever not have them made again.

    Thank you so much these were so easy, and are Da

    If you are thinking about making them, stop thinking, start making.

    The End. lol

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    May 16, 2019 at 7:28 am

    These were beautiful, I added some cacao nibs and rolled them in coconut, so much nicer than store bought protein balls and I know exactly what went in to them! I did add about 6 tablespoons of water though as the mix was far too dry. Probably wouldn’t add vanilla extract again with the vanilla protein as sweet enough but that’s just my taste 🙂

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    Daniel Roberts-Eisenhauer
    May 17, 2019 at 5:08 pm

    Awesome recipe. Such an easy thing to make, with huge room to be creative and personalize the recipe I did a mixture of peanut butter and tahini and added turmeric to help cut the sweetness because my protein powder was quite sweet. Turned out great!

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    May 28, 2019 at 9:48 am

    I think it will be pretty good.
    But if I left the refrigerator for a while, would it still be as delicious as before?

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    June 2, 2019 at 8:20 pm

    These taste great, but I needed to add more than 2 – 4 tablespoons of liquid at the end. Is the recipe correct? Without adding more liquid, they are dry and crumbly and won’t hold their shape. But other than that, they are easy to make and taste great..

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    June 29, 2019 at 10:13 pm

    I just made these….again! I made a similar recipe about 2 years ago and they really helped curb my sweet tooth cravings. Casually eating one of these before I was able to cut ties with sweets all together and I stayed away from sweets for almost a year! I lost a to. Of weight by doing it too and it all started with these protein balls. I have since then fallen back into a sweets routine so I decided tonight it will stop again! This time for good! I keep mine in the freezer to last longer too!

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    July 6, 2019 at 12:20 pm

    It looks good and crunchy, sounds these interesting ball are great I will make some and bring to work for snack. Thanks.

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    July 6, 2019 at 2:01 pm

    Great to know this, this protein ball is simple to do but still have a lot benefits. Many thanks.

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    July 25, 2019 at 7:33 am

    Thanks for the idea! I would like to try this

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    August 10, 2019 at 4:30 pm

    I have been making these for a while and they are fantastic! Is there a way to use powdered peanut butter instead of regular peanut butter? Trying to save a few calories

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    October 17, 2019 at 10:51 pm

    I love to cook. I’m always looking for new recipes for my menu, which makes me always interested in my work. Today’s my lucky day, no-bake oatmeal protein energy balls recipe is great, just follow the instructions and everything is easy, I like that. Thanks for your sharing

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    Linda Stragliotto
    October 25, 2019 at 11:32 am

    I made these the other night and they’re AMAZING! The only change I made was to add Chocolate Protein Powder vs Vanilla and mini semi-sweet chocolate chips vs chunks. My daughter is not a huge fan of Oatmeal flakes (texture thing) so I will make a flour out of the quick oats next time. She also suggested cutting back the chocolate chips in order to add some walnut pieces. This will definitely be a staple in my fridge from now on! They’ll be great as a quick grab when you need a little energy or a healthy treat to satisfy a sweet tooth. You can certainly get creative with this recipe. Thanks for sharing!

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    October 25, 2019 at 10:31 pm

    These are lovely ! I used hemp protein powder in place of vanilla p.p. as that was all I had and turned out really nice !

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    December 1, 2019 at 11:02 pm

    This IS the BEST recipe for protein balls out there, and I’ve tried many! Kudos to you for nailing it for all of us to enjoy! And THANK YOU for sharing! I make these on a weekly basis, take two to the gym with me so when I’m done my workout I can have a quick little nibble and not eat the whole house before dinner! Perfect for hikes as well! Also can kick a sweet tooth urge in the hiney real quick! I’ve made them with all kinds of nuts as well, and when the dough seems too dry I add a little coconut oil! Works like a charm! Now that Christmas is around the corner, I wonder what festive flavores I can come up with for fun! Maybe a treat like candy cane!! ?

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    Peter Crouch
    January 1, 2020 at 12:12 pm

    Recipe looks good, but it’s absoltely useless for any fitness enthusasts because it doesn’t have any nutritonal information to go with it.

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    February 14, 2020 at 10:23 pm

    Awesome! Love your recipe, will try making it this weekend, hoping to enjoy the wonderful cake. Thanks for sharing

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    Jordan Lacey
    May 6, 2020 at 11:08 pm

    If i’m going to like an energy ball recipe I need something without nuts (not necessarily because I’m allergic but I just can’t stand the taste and smell – makes me want to throw up), any good ideas?

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    Cole Beasley
    May 13, 2020 at 10:58 am

    I am a fan of no-bake meals and I cannot just let this one slip by. A surprisingly delicious mix of raisins, chocolate chips and peanut butter and it’s perfect for my breakfast. I can prepare it by Sunday and have something ready to eat before or after daily workout.

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