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These Mint Chip Energy Bites are the perfect on-the-go no bake energy balls snack. They’re easy to make, absolutely delicious, and require absolutely no cooking or baking.
No Bake Protein Balls
Easy and loved by all, these no bake protein balls are the perfect meal prep snack for a busy week ahead! Plus, I love the mint and chocolate chip flavor!
Scroll down for the full ingredient list!
- Medjool dates
- Coconut flakes
- Chopped walnuts
- Cocoa powder
- Peppermint extract
- Sea salt
- Mini chocolate chips
- Optional: One scoop protein powder of choice
- You can sub cacao powder for cocoa powder!
- You can sub pecans for walnuts.
These energy no bake balls are the perfect mid-day snack that you can grab in your hand and munch on. Easy peas-y, and gives you something to distract your hands and mouth on your work break!
How To Make No Bake Energy Balls
- Use a food processor to blend all ingredients minus chocolate chips! Fold those in after.
- Roll into 1-inch balls.
- Enjoy and store in the refrigerator in a container for up to 1 week. You can freeze these for up to 3 months.
Storing Energy Balls
- Store in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
- You can freeze these for up to 3 months!
Other No Bake Snacks
- Chocolate No Bake Lactation Bites
- Nut Free Energy Bites
- Coconut Cranberry Protein Bars
- Tart Cherry Coconut Energy Balls (No Bake!)
Mint Chip Energy Bites
- 10 medjool dates pitted
- 1/2 cup coconut flakes
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1/8 teaspoon peppermint extract
- Pinch of fine sea salt
- 2 tablespoons mini chocolate chips
- Add dates to your food processor and process until broken up into pea-sized bits.
- Add in coconut flakes, walnuts, cocoa powder, peppermint extract, and a pinch of salt.
- Process until well-combined. Mixture should come together into a large ball. Mix in the chocolate chips.
- Roll the mixture into 15 roughly 1-inch balls.
- Place in the freezer for 15 minutes before storing in the refrigerator for up to one month.
This was originally posted on behalf of Quitter’s Circle in 2017. All thoughts and opinions presented in this post are purely my own.
Just made these yesterday. Everyone liked them. Only a couple left. Will be making more. Thanks for an easy recipe.
The directions are missing the chocolate mini chips.
Sorry Coleen–that missing info was added back in!
Hi! I was looking for a recipe that didn’t have sugar or dairy. Unfortunately the mini-chocolate chips have both. Only 2 TBSP but… I suggest using chocolate nibs. I think you can get them at Whole Foods.
I am sad to say these were my first disappointment. Maybe because you have an expensive blender? I can do most things with mine but these did not form a ball of dough and were very crumbly. I also could not fit the cookie sheet in my freezer but I doubt it would have helped 🙁
These look amazing! Do I need to use 10 dates? It seems it would be really high in sugar.
You can use less and adjust ingredients accordingly!
Hi Lexi, What would you suggest as a replacement for the coconut flakes if anything? I’m so not a fan (weird textural thing for me).
Hi Beth! Thank you for your comment! You can try subbing for more walnuts! Enjoy!