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No bake energy bites on a parchment paper lined baking sheet

No Bake Granola Energy Balls

  • Author: Alex Aldeborgh
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 18-20 balls 1x
  • Category: snack
  • Method: No bake
  • Diet: Vegan


These no bake granola balls are the perfect homemade healthy snack. Packed with nutrient dense ingredients including oats, peanut butter, and flax, these protein balls are easy to make and super satisfying. Keep a batch in your fridge or freezer for healthy snacking at home, or pack a few up for a snack on the go!


  • 1 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup rice crisps cereal
  • 1/3 cup ground flaxseed
  • 1 tbsp hemp seeds
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup + 2 tbsp creamy natural peanut butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Combine the dry ingredients in a medium/large mixing bowl: oats, rice crisps, ground flaxseed, hemp seeds, cinnamon, salt, and mini chocolate chips. Mix them up.
  3. Add the maple syrup, peanut butter, and vanilla extract to the bowl.
  4. Mix it all together until a sticky, thick “batter” forms.
  5. Use your hands to shape the mixture into balls the size of golf balls. The batter will be quite sticky but you will be able to create 18-20 balls.
  6. Place the balls on the parchment paper lined baking sheet. Put it in the fridge for 20-30 minutes until the balls harden.


Storage: You can keep these no bake granola balls in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 10 days. Store them in your freezer in a freezer container or silicone baggie for up to 3 months. You can eat them straight from the freezer!

Ingredient substitution suggestions

  • Instead of peanut butter, use another nut or seed butter like almond butter or cashew butter. Note that I used natural peanut butter (only ingredient is peanuts), which is quite runny and sticky.
  • Swap chocolate chips for raisins for an oatmeal raisin flavored energy bite.
  • Use chia seeds instead of hemp seeds.
  • You can use honey instead of maple syrup for the sweetener (note that the recipe will not be vegan if you use honey).

Keywords: no bake protein balls, no bake energy balls, no bake granola balls