It’s important on any eating plan not to deprive yourself of the occasional treat, but that can be especially difficult on the paleo plan. With no refined sugars or other ingredients permitted, sweet treats can be hard to find. These crave-worthy no-bake energy balls deliver the perfect combination of decadence and energy using all natural ingredients. From simple cinnamon banana bread balls to extravagant cardamom and rose creations, these easy energy bite recipes will keep you on track with no effort at all.
No-Bake Cinnamon Banana Bread Energy Balls
No bake recipes are a godsend when you need a quick burst of energy but haven’t got the time to bake. These banana cinnamon energy balls are soft and squidgy and make great use of over ripe bananas, and are finished off beautifully with a dusting of cinnamon coconut sugar.
Cranberry Pistachio Honey Bites
As colorful as they are delicious, these little balls of energy use only 5 ingredients and are insanely good for you. From the crunch of the pistachios to the tanginess of the cranberries, they’re held together by the texture and sweetness of dates to keep you going all day.
Pumpkin Pie Energy Bites
Have the great taste of pumpkin pie without the agonizing wait with these clever bites. Made with pumpkin puree and flavored with cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves, they’re ideal for having on hand to stave off hunger, or for when you need a sweet hit without the sugar rush.
Chocolate Fudge Brownie Bites
You can go ahead and eat these chocolate brownies with no guilt at all, because they’re actually good for you! With almond flour, flaxseed, and unsweetened cocoa powder, these little creations take just a few minutes to make but will give you bags of energy the healthy way.
No-Bake Pineapple Cashew Energy Bites
Four ingredients and even fewer steps are all it takes to make these fruity delights. Naturally sweet and full of good fats, these pineapple and cashew balls might be small but just one or two will be enough to satisfy your sweet cravings for hours.
Anti-Inflammatory Apple Cider Vinegar Energy Balls
These golden orbs are naturally colored with turmeric, the yellow spice which is unbelievably good for you. Anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant, these energy bites are sweetened with raw honey and take just seconds to make as all the ingredients are simply blitzed together and then shaped.
Lemon Pie Energy Balls
Both sweet and tangy at the same time, these balls taste like lemon pie but without the overload of sugar. Finished off with a coating of desiccated coconut, they make a refreshing change to chocolate and are perfect for those who prefer a fresher tasting snack.
Cinnamon Apple Pie Energy Balls
Take all the good bits of apple pie and leave behind all the bad with this quick and easy energy ball recipe. Using dehydrated apples means the flavor of the fruit shines but without the texture, while the extra dusting of cinnamon ensures there’s the right amount of spiciness.
Homemade Gingerbread Energy Balls
If you love the taste of gingerbread but can’t wait for Christmas, this recipe is definitely for you. Made with walnuts, dates, and blackstrap molasses, these bites are flavored with cinnamon and nutmeg to give you a healthy taste of the season to come.
No-Bake Carrot Cake Energy Balls
Replicate all the flavors of a carrot cake into bite-sized balls which are far better for you than the original. With carrots, cashews, and raisins, the whole mixture is brought together with chopped dates and then flavored with both cinnamon and nutmeg for an authentic carrot cake taste.
Date Energy Balls
Cookie dough is a wonderful treat, but it’s usually full of things which aren’t that good for you. These vegan and paleo snack bites taste just like the dough, but contain only 5 natural ingredients including the nut or seed of your choice, along with juicy Medjool dates.
Apricot Lavender Energy Balls
Variety is the spice of life, but while this recipe doesn’t contain any spices at all, it does contain an unusual ingredient – lavender! You can use either dried or fresh lavender flowers, which marry perfectly to the sweet apricots, chopped almonds, and unsweetened macaroon coconut.
Blueberry Date Energy Balls
Looking like beautiful purple jewels, these energy balls are infused with both the color and taste of blueberries in a powdered form. With just 5 other ingredients, you can create these stunning balls with a few pulses of a food processor and a little time in the refrigerator.
Cardamom Pistachio Rose Energy Balls
These are most definitely not your usual energy ball, but they are so flavorsome that they may well become your new favorites. Made with vitamin and mineral-packed ingredients, the rose water and cardamom lend an exotic taste, while the pistachios provide a delightfully savory edge and crunch.
Paleo Key Lime Pie Energy Balls
These key lime pie energy balls are on another level of deliciousness, and they look incredible, too. With an avocado and lime coconut cream center and a date and cashew outer, these bites are paleo, gluten-free, and dairy-free, and will keep you going until your next meal.
Nut Free Strawberry Bliss Balls
Vibrant and sweet, these strawberry bites look far too pretty to be natural, but they are…totally! With a soft and chewy texture, they contain dates, fresh strawberries, and a whole host of other healthy ingredients, and are rolled in powdered freeze-dried strawberries as a finishing touch.
Almond Joy Energy Balls
If you’re a fan of Hershey’s Almond Joy bars, but not a fan of the refined sugars and other ingredients, you’ll love this energy ball recipe. Made with cacao powder to keep them dairy-free, these little bites are sweet and decadent, and don’t contain a single unhealthy ingredient.
Tart Strawberry Cashew Energy Balls
Now you can have your cake and eat it, too, all while staying healthy and keeping away from unnatural ingredients. These little pieces are made with freeze dried strawberries, dates, and raw cashews to give a sweet, cake-like taste to a delicious paleo snack.
Tiger Nut Energy Bites
Super easy to make, these sweet and salty energy balls use prebiotic tigernut flour instead of a wheat variety to ensure they are paleo-friendly. Sweetened with dates and flavored with cinnamon, they also contain collagen peptides to deliver an added protein punch.
Chocolate Covered Paleo Brownie Energy Balls
Are you looking for something a little more decadent than your usual energy bar? Take a look at this recipe which coats date and hazelnut brownie bites in smooth and creamy dark chocolate, before being chilled in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
Nutrient-Packed Beet Root Energy Balls
Beet root can be used to both flavor and color foods without using nasty chemicals, and in this recipe it’s used for both. With dates, chia seeds, and honey, these balls turn a beautiful shade of red which shows prettily through the coating of desiccated coconut.
No-Bake Lemon Energy Balls
Chocolate is always a winner, but sometimes it’s nice to have a snack with a more refreshing, light taste, like these no-bake lemon energy balls. Sweetened with juicy, caramel-like Medjool dates, these snacks also contain both the zest and juice of fresh lemons for a sunshiny flavor and feel.
Cranberry Vanilla Energy Bites
Cranberries are synonymous with Christmas, but you can enjoy the slightly bitter but delicious taste all year round with these snack balls. By using dried cranberries along with Medjool dates and vanilla, these bites are both sour and sweet, and provide a delicious boost of energy whenever you need it.
Strawberries and Cream Energy Balls
With 4g protein and 2g fiber per bite, these strawberries and cream snacks are powerful pick-me-ups which also taste like summer. If strawberries aren’t your thing, you can swap them for any other freeze-dried fruit, or, if you’re not keen on coconut, simply leave it out, because they’re totally customizable.
No-Bake Snickerdoodle Bites
You don’t have to give up your favorite snickerdoodle just because you’re following the paleo plan! This no-bake energy ball recipe tastes just like raw snickerdoodle cookie dough, but contains only healthy, unprocessed ingredients like seed or nut butter, coconut flour, and of course, the all-important cinnamon.
Coconut Cashew Chia No-Bake Energy Balls
If you don’t want the hassle of rolling your mixture into bite-sized balls, this recipe calls for the ‘dough’ to be cut into squares, instead. Packed with nuts, seeds, and dried fruit, these little cubes also includes orange zest which adds a delightfully fresh flavor to the coconut mix.
Paleo Chocolate Honey Chili Energy Balls
If you allow yourself the occasional chocolate and coffee treat on your paleo plan, these energy balls are for you! Made with cacao powder, coffee, and hot honey, the finished balls can be drizzled with a chocolate and coconut oil glaze, or an extra serving of the spicy honey.
Collagen Energy Balls
With a slew of proven health benefits, collagen peptides make these energy balls an invaluable addition to your snack rotation. Wonderful for skin, joints, and even weight loss, these protein-rich snacks contain only 3 main ingredients along with a variety of optional add-ins to suit your tastes and requirements.
Almond Butter Energy Bites
If you follow the paleo diet, you no doubt already have all the ingredients needed to make these energy snacks. Almonds, dates, and almond butter combine in this recipe – along with cacao powder and vanilla – to produce delicious little bites which give a much-needed energy boost for when you’re flagging.
Strawberry Vanilla Bean Energy Balls
Strawberry shortcake is a childhood favorite for many people, but out of bounds for those who are following a healthy diet. These energy balls, however, capture all the delicious flavors while only using natural wholesome ingredients like coconut oil, dates, raw cashews, and sweet freeze dried strawberries.
Honey Nut Paleo Energy Balls
Ridiculously easy to make and with only 4 ingredients, these snacks are a fabulous alternative to sugar-laden Fig Newtons. Walnuts, figs, honey, and vanilla are all blended together to form a dough, which is then rolled into balls and chilled for a tasty yet healthy snack.
Vanilla Shortbread Energy Balls
With protein, carbs, and healthy fats, these snack balls have a delightfully doughy texture which makes them feel more decadent than they are. Roll them in an almond flour and vanilla protein powder mix when they’re done, and they’ll even feel like truffles.
No Bake Mint Chocolate Energy Bites
There are few taste pairings as luxurious as dark chocolate and mint, which makes these energy balls a real treat. Simply blitz all five ingredients together in a food processor, then shape into bite-sized balls for an extravagant grab and go boost.
Coconut Lime Energy Bites
With the zest and juice of three limes, these snack bites are fresh and fruity, with a delightful citrusy hit. Blended with almond, cashews, and dates, they have all the flavor of key lime pie without the refined ingredients, and can be rolled in coconut for a tropical finishing touch.
Raspberry Coconut Energy Bites
Finding a homemade recipe for paleo snacks which don’t need to be refrigerated can be tough. These raspberry coconut bites, however, will last up to a week at room temperature, so are absolutely perfect for carrying in a bag to keep hunger pangs at bay.
No-Bake Apricot Energy Balls
Goji berries are known as a superfood because of all their health benefits, and this recipe gives you an easy way to incorporate them into your diet. Packed with fiber and fruity goodness, these energy snacks combine all the flavors of dates, apricots, and lemon into one bite-sized snack.
Matcha Bliss Balls
Anyone who knows healthy eating knows about the benefits of matcha, so by default will know how incredible these matcha bliss balls are. Not only do they look like vibrant green-dusted truffles, but they have a sweet and chewy texture which makes them feel utterly luxurious.
No-Bake Cinnamon Roll Energy Bites
A favorite (if unhealthy) way to start the day or stave off mid-morning hunger pangs, cinnamon rolls are undoubtedly delicious. Bring together all the comforting flavors of these delightful pastries in a healthy snack by making these date, cashew, and almond bites which are covered in cinnamon sugar.
Blueberry Pie Energy Balls to Curb Cravings
Enjoy the sweet taste of blueberries all year long by keeping a stash of blueberry pie energy balls close by. Incredibly easy to make, these little balls of deliciousness use dried rather than fresh berries, so even when they’re out of season, you can benefit from their antioxidant properties.
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FEEDmyFIT is a meal delivery service company located in Meridian, Idaho that creates nutritious meals to fuel athletes and those looking for a healthy diet. The views and opinions expressed in this article are strictly those of its authors and were not written by FEEDmyFIT. This article was originally published by Paleo Grubs.