You can blow $2 on a single energy bar, or you can make a whole batch of whole food, 100% raw, 100% vegan, 100% delicious energy bites! These delicious no-bake oatmeal cookie energy balls are packed with superfoods, plant-based proteins, nut butter, hemp seeds and coconut. And the best part? They taste just like an oatmeal cookie without the baking!
Whip up a batch of these yummy treats in just under 10 minutes, then check out our list of 11 other healthy on-the-go snacks you can make!
Step 1: Start with the Basics
Start with a few basics: almond butter, shredded coconut, hemp hearts, vanilla, and apple pie spice. You’ll also need some dried currants (or raisins). These are easy to find in the bulk section of most health food stores.
Step 2: Blend Together
Blend all ingredients in a hi-speed blender or food processor, just until they mix together and form a thick dough.
Step 3: Add Dried Currants
Now add your dried currants to the dough. You can stir them in or knead them in with your hands. Whatever works for you!
Step 4: Get Scooping
Now use a small ice cream or cookie scoop and grab some of that delicious batter.
Step 5: Roll and Coat
And roll the dough into 12 bite-sized balls. Once rolled, they’re ready to coat in coconut. Once rolled in coconut, they’re ready to enjoy!
Oatmeal Cookie Energy Balls – Makes 12 balls
- ½ cup creamy almond butter
- ½ cup hemp hearts
- 3/4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 tablespoon apple pie spice
- 10 large pitted dates
- ¾ cup dried currants or raisins
In a hi-speed blender or food processor, blend together almond butter, hemp hearts, and ½ cups of coconut flakes, vanilla, and apple pie spice until very well combined. Fold currants into the batter.
Scoop the dough with a small ice cream scoop into tablespoon-sized balls. Roll balls until firm and well-packed, then roll in shredded coconut. Enjoy immediately or store in a fridge until ready to eat, for up to 2 weeks.