Easy & Yummy Energy Balls

by Katrina - The Organised Housewife

You know those times when you or the kids stand at the fridge hungry and not sure what you feel like. I’ve made up a batch of these super easy and ooh so yummy energy balls to keep in the fridge for exactly this time.  If your child’s school has food restriction, then please note these aren’t the type of snack to add to the kids school lunch boxes, best for after school snacks at home to keep them safely away from other children with peanut allergies.

They taste like peanut butter and honey on toast in a bite size!!


No bake Energy Bites

  • Author: Katrina
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 10 mins
  • Yield: 15 1x


  • 1 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 cup desicatted coconut
  • 1/2 cup flaxseed, ground if you can
  • 1/2 cup saltanas
  • 1 tsp vanilla


  1. Blitz oats for a few seconds in a food processor, to roughly chop, this step is optional.
  2. Mix all ingredients in a bowl.
  3. Roll into bite sized balls.
  4. Store in an airtight container for 1 week.

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Rach October 18, 2013 - 10:12 AM

what is a substitute for flaxseed please?

Jo February 21, 2014 - 11:52 AM

sesame seeds, ground sunflower seeds, desiccated coconut

These look yum!

Katrina February 21, 2014 - 12:14 PM

they sounds good Jo!

Demi Monfries October 18, 2013 - 2:46 PM

what could i use instead of peanut butter as we dont like it much?

Naomi October 20, 2013 - 8:12 AM

I’m going to try with nutfree butter made from sunflower seeds as we have nut allergies 🙂

Belinda January 21, 2015 - 1:55 PM

You can use Medjool Dates instead of peanut butter 🙂

Lucy @ Bake Play Smile October 18, 2013 - 7:20 PM

What a great idea! I make my energy balls a little bit differently, so I’m excited to try this variety out. Thanks! Have a lovely weekend xx

Browningtown November 2, 2013 - 11:08 AM

oh my gosh these are THE best!!!

Momma2 July 25, 2014 - 4:57 PM

What kind of oats? Thx

Katrina August 4, 2014 - 11:39 AM

Hi Momma2, I use quick oats. i find they are finer.

Belinda September 7, 2014 - 7:50 AM

Are these and the apricot balls freezable?

Katrina September 8, 2014 - 10:26 AM

Belinda i can’t see why you can’t freeze them, i would give it a go.:)

Kylie January 13, 2015 - 4:12 PM

Love to make these but my daughter is gluten intolerant. Any suggestions on a gluten free alternative for oats?

Belinda January 13, 2015 - 4:29 PM

You could try looking at this




I goggled gluten free alt for oats and there were tons of pages

Katrina - The Organised Housewife January 14, 2015 - 3:58 PM

I’m not sure Kylie, I’m not confident in converting for gluten free, sorry??

Belinda January 14, 2015 - 11:49 AM

I cant seem to find ground Flaxseed, only in oil form. Will this work?

Katrina - The Organised Housewife January 14, 2015 - 3:36 PM

Hi Belinda, just use flaxseed or linseed. I use the seed only because I can’t find it ground. 🙂

Kylie January 14, 2015 - 12:32 PM

Flaxseed is also called linseed

Kristy January 31, 2016 - 7:33 AM

Hi I couldn’t find flaxseed – would LSA work..?

Amy February 12, 2018 - 5:44 AM

What is the calorie, fat, protein, carb content?

freda March 7, 2018 - 8:29 AM

what are saltanas

Katrina - The Organised Housewife March 7, 2018 - 9:01 AM

Sultanas are a dried raisins. You can purchase them from supermarkets

Irene January 21, 2021 - 8:59 AM

Hi Kat, thank you for such a great recipe.
Just a question though, we live in Queensland, so just wondering if the balls need to be kept refrigerated so they hold together. Or do they hold together well and not become a gooey mess in lunch boxes, as has happened with other balls I have made.

Katrina - The Organised Housewife January 27, 2021 - 12:06 PM

Hi Irene, I refrigerate mine. I also often freeze them if I have made a big batch. They have always been fine in my kids lunchboxes, and I am based in Queensland too. Let me know how you go. Thanks, Kat


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