Monster Cookie Energy Balls

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Energy Balls are a versatile snack with so many possibilities and best of all, no baking required!

These will quell that mid-afternoon monster craving and they are sweet, delicious, and loaded with nutrients — yet taste like a treat!

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  • Energy balls are so quick and easy to make.
  • No baking required.
  • The peanut butter in this recipe is rich in protein and the oats are a healthy addition. M&Ms and chocolate chips add a little decadence.
  • These are ideal for a quick afternoon pick me up, just tuck one into a lunchbox or briefcase!
  • These can be made ahead and keep well in the fridge or freezer.

Ingredients & Variations

PEANUT BUTTER I use regular (not all-natural) peanut butter but other kinds of nut or seed butter can be swapped for peanut butter.

THE SWEETENER This recipe calls for agave which is low on the glycemic index but honey or pure maple syrup (not pancake syrup) can be used in place.

OATS Oats are high in fiber and are a great antioxidant. They provide a great base in this recipe and lots of texture.

THE ADD-INS Energy balls are great for mixing and matching extra ingredients for a range of tastes and flavors. For added nutrition, the balls can be rolled in unsweetened coconut, hemp seeds, or even broken pieces of cashew.

A scoop of collagen is one of the add-ins suggested for this recipe, but vanilla protein powder would also taste great.

ingredients to make monster cookie energy balls in a bowl

ingredients to make monster cookie energy balls in a bowl

How to Make Energy Balls

  1. In a mixing bowl combine all ingredients & mix per recipe below.
  2. Using a medium cookie scoop, place balls of dough onto a parchment-lined cookie sheet.
  3. Chill for at least 2 hours.

dough formed into balls on a baking tray

dough formed into balls on a baking tray


  • These will keep in the refrigerator for 1 week, and they will freeze for up to 4 months.
  • Don’t be afraid to experiment by trying different add-ins and variations.

No-Bake Breakfasts

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Monster Energy Balls

Made with oats, peanut butter, agave, mini chocolate chips, and m&m’s, these no-bake energy balls are extra delicious and easy to make!

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  • Place all ingredients in a mixing bowl and stir until combined.

  • Use a cookie scoop to scoop balls onto a parchment lined pan.

  • Refrigerate at least 2 hours. Once chilled roll each scoop into a ball.

  • Store in a sealed container in the fridge.

Other nut or seed butters can be substituted for peanut butter.
Any nuts, dried fruits or seeds can be substituted for the chocolate chips and M&Ms.

Calories: 143, Carbohydrates: 16g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 3g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 1mg, Sodium: 55mg, Potassium: 100mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 8g, Vitamin A: 15IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 17mg, Iron: 1mg

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

Keyword Energy Balls, Energy Balls recipe, how to make Energy Balls, Monster Cookie Energy Balls

Course Breakfast, Snack

Cuisine American

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