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Nut Butter Chocolate Chip Energy Balls

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Nut Butter Chocolate Chip Energy Balls

These little energy balls are super satisfying!

Try making them using different nut-butters such as cashew butter, almond butter, or peanut butter.

No-bake, and just 10 minutes of hands-on time to make! This is a fun recipe to make with the kids.

Perfect for a quick snack or after workout boost!

EXCELLENT nutrient-packed treat for children and growing teenagers (so long as they don’t have any nut allergies!)

Cashew butter gives these energy balls such a creamy decadent flavor and texture. Almost like a bakery-style chocolate chip cookie! I sprinkled this batch with fancy sea salt immediately before eating…and OMG…they tasted like a sea-salted, richly divine, chocolate chip cookie from the bakery!

Chocolate chip energy balls won’t last long at your house so heads up – double your batch!

Nut butter naturally contains healthy fat, protein, and antioxidants. So besides being an EXCELLENT healthy snack choice, this combination actually helps to manage cravings and feeling satisfied.

➡️ Rachel’s Tips:

2 protein energy bites or balls each day as a snack is a perfect serving. I love having these on hand as my before or after workout fuel.

When shopping for ingredients:

Look for higher percentage cacao for the chocolate chips, and your nut butter should really be nothing but nuts, and maybe sea salt. Steer clear of added oils and/or added sugar if possible.

Makes 12 balls, 6 servings


  • 3/4 cup almond flour
  • 1/4 cup ground flaxseed
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1/4 cup oat flour (ground oats)
  • 1 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 1/2 cup nut butter of choice
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup or raw honey
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup dairy-free, mini chocolate chips


Add almond flour, flaxseed meal, coconut flour, chia seeds, cinnamon and sea salt into your food processor.

Pulse a few times until well combined.

Add in the nut butter, maple syrup or honey and vanilla extract.

Process until you have a sticky mixture that holds together well.

Transfer to a bowl and stir in the chocolate chips.

Using a cookie scoop to get even balls, scoop the mixture into your palms and roll it to form a round ball.

Repeat with the remaining mixture. You should have right around 12 energy balls.

Store in a container fitted with a lid and refrigerate for up to 2 weeks, or freeze for up to 2 months.



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