Almond Joy Energy Balls

Almond Joy Energy Balls-chocolate, coconut, and almond come together to create a delicious and nutritious bite-sized snack! If you love Almond Joy candy bars, you will love these healthy little energy bites!

Almond Joy Power Balls

Almond Joy Energy Balls

I love a good energy ball…or energy bite, protein ball, power ball, protein popper, whatever you want to call these bite-sized little treats! I make them ALL of the time, my chocolate peanut butter and pumpkin energy balls are two favorites. I love trying new flavors all of the time and my current favorite flavor is Almond Joy.

To be honest, I was never an Almond Joy fan when I was a kid. If I got an Almond Joy candy bar in my Halloween candy, I BEGGED my brother and sister to trade me for Reese’s or Twix. I just wasn’t a fan. Now, I LOVE chocolate, almond, and coconut together. The combo is amazing! I still don’t eat the candy bars, instead I make Almond Joy Energy Balls, they are MUCH better than the candy bar.

How to Make Almond Joy Energy Balls

I love making energy balls because they only take about 10 minutes to make, from start to finish! They are one of my favorite treats, especially after lunch time. I am always wanting something a little sweet and my energy balls cure my sweet tooth every single time.

  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the oats, coconut, cocoa powder, flaxseed, chia seeds, salt, almond butter, honey, and vanilla.
  • You can use sweetened or unsweetened coconut.
  • If you want to boost the protein, you can add 1 tablespoon of your favorite chocolate protein powder. I love this brand.
  • Mix on low with the beater blade until well combined. If you don’t have a stand mixer, you can use a bowl and spatula or wooden spoon to make the energy balls.
  • Stir in the almonds and chocolate chips. You can use regular or mini chocolate chips. I like Enjoy Life chocolate chips or Guittard.
  • Roll the mixture into small balls, about 1 to 2 tablespoons per ball.
Almond Joy Power Balls Recipe

How to Store

Place the energy balls in an airtight container and keep refrigerated for up to 2 weeks. You can also freeze energy balls. Place in a freezer container or freezer bag and freeze for up to 2 months.

Energy balls are the perfect grab and go treat! I always like to have them in the fridge or freezer. I love them and the kids love them!

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Almond Joy Energy Balls

Chocolate, coconut, and almond come together to create a delicious and nutritious bite-sized snack! If you love Almond Joy candy bars, you will love these healthy little energy bites!
5 from 4 votes

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup flaked coconut
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons flaxseed meal
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup creamy almond butter
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons chopped almonds
  • 2 tablespoons chocolate chips

Instructions
 

  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the oats, coconut, cocoa powder, flaxseed, chia seeds, salt, almond butter, honey, and vanilla. Mix on low with the beater blade until well combined. Stop and scrape the sides of the bowl if necessary.
  • Stir in the almonds and chocolate chips.
  • Roll the mixture into small balls, about 1 to 2 tablespoons per ball. Place in an airtight container and keep refrigerated for up to 2 weeks.

Notes

If you don’t have a stand mixer, you can mix by hand. SIf you want to boost the protein, you can add 1 tablespoon of your favorite chocolate protein powder. 

Nutrition

Calories: 166kcal, Carbohydrates: 16g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 10g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 1mg, Sodium: 53mg, Potassium: 154mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 8g, Vitamin A: 6IU, Calcium: 56mg, Iron: 1mg
Keywords healthy, vegetarian

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  1. A lot of recipes are using coconut oil and or coconut.As we have a family member who is allergic to coconut, what would be a good substitute – olive oil, avocado oil, other?

  2. 5 stars
    Oh wow, just made these (minus the chocolate chips) because I had all the ingredients already and they are freaking bomb!!! Thanks!

  3. 5 stars
    These are popular and I get asked to bring them as desserts. My only issue is that I’ve made them twice and both times they we were more crumbly and don’t hold together as well. I use maranatha raw almond butter and meticulously measure everything. Any tips?

    1. I am so glad you like them. It might be the brand of nut butter. Try using a little less oats and they should be fine!