These Trail Mix Energy Balls are loaded with a mix of nuts, seeds, dried fruits and dark chocolate chip for the ultimate healthy and energizing snack. This recipe come together in just 20 minutes and are healthy, vegan and gluten-free!

an energy ball on a white plate with a bite taken out of it

This recipe is in partnership with Nutritional Brands.

What are energy balls?

Energy balls are little nutritious snack balls that have a blend of healthy carbs, fat, protein and fibre so they keep you feeling full and satiated.

These are a no-bake snack, similar to a no-bake granola bar. They usually contain a mix of nuts, seeds, nut butter, dried fruits or healthy grains like oats. Energy balls are sometimes referred to as energy bites or bliss balls, but they are all basically the same thing!

This recipe featured Nutritional Brands Total Body Cleanse, which is packed with fibre and great to help detox your body and help improve your digestive system. Just one scoop goes a long way in this recipe and adds a little extra nutritional boost!

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Ingredients you’ll need

  • Oats: The base of these energy bites. Use gluten-free if needed.
  • Almonds: You can use any type of nuts you love here.
  • Sunflower seeds: You can use any type of seeds you love.
  • Shredded coconut: unsweetened is best.
  • Dried cranberries: also unsweetened if you can find them.
  • Medjool dates: these dates help bind everything together.
  • Dark chocolate chips: I use 70% dark chocolate.
  • Salt: just a pinch to balance the sweetness.
  • Peanut butter: Or any type of nut butter you love.
  • Honey or agave: use agave for the vegan version.
  • Nutritional Brand Total Body Cleanse: To add an extra nutrition boost!

How to make this recipe

This recipe is really easy to make. (which is one thing I love about these!) All you’ll need is a food processor.

Add all the ingredients to your food processor and pulse until it forms a crumbly but sticky mixture.

Use your hands to roll into even balls then store in the fridge.

energy bites on a white plate

Recipe variations and substitutions

This recipe is very versatile and forgiving when it comes to playing with ingredients. As long as you have enough “sticky” ingredients (nut butter, syrup, dried fruits) the energy balls should come together.

You can play around and try substituting any nuts, seeds, dried fruits and nut butters you personally love un this recipe to come up with your own unique combination.

Tips for making this recipe perfectly

  • If your Medjool dates feel dry, soak them in warm water for 5 minutes, then drain and proceed with the recipe. These dates should be moist and will help bind everything together.
  • If your mixture is feeling a bit dry, add a little more nut butter or honey/agave to pulse a few more times for it to come together.
  • Store these in the fridge for up to two weeks (or in the freezer). They stay well but tend to dry out after a while.

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Trail Mix Energy Balls

  • Author: Jessica Hoffman
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 1215 servings 1x
  • Category: Snack
  • Method: Mix
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

These energy balls are packed with nuts, seeds, dried fruit and chocolate chip for the ultimate healthy snack!


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Ingredients

  • 1 cup whole oats
  • 1/3 cup chopped almonds
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/3 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries
  • 6 pitted Medjool dates 
  • 1/3 cup dark chocolate chips
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup almond butter (or peanut butter)
  • 1/3 cup honey (or agave)
  • 1 scoop Nutritional Brand total body cleanse

Instructions

  1. Add all of the ingredients to a food processor and pulse until everything is combined, but still have some texture (you want to have some little chunks of nuts and seeds!)
  2. Press the dough between your fingers to check if it’s sticky enough. (It should stick together when you press it.) If it’s not, add some more honey and nut butter.
  3. Use your hands to roll until even balls 
  4. Place in the fridge to set for at least an hour and enjoy!

Notes

If your medjool dates feel dry, soak them in warm water for 5 minutes, then drain and proceed with the recipe. These dates should be moist and will help bind everything together.

If your mixture is feeling a bit dry, add a little more nut butter or honey/agave to pulse a few more times for it to come together.

Store these energy balls in the fridge for up to two weeks (or in the freezer). They stay well, but tend to dry out after a while.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 ball
  • Calories: 120
  • Sugar: 8g
  • Fat: 4g
  • Carbohydrates: 16g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Protein: 4g

Keywords: healthy energy balls, healthy energy bites