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Active snacking: Energy balls

Written by Sue Mah, Registered Dietitian

These two-bite energy balls are packed with protein and are so fun to eat. They’re easy to make and require no baking.

Nine Energy balls with slices of apple


  • ½ cup oats
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • ½ cup sunflower seeds, toasted
  • ½ cup semi-sweet, mini chocolate chips
  • ½ cup sweetened, shredded coconut + ¼ cup for rolling
  • ¾ cup smooth peanut butter
  • 3-4 Tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  1. In a large bowl, mix together all of the ingredients except the ¼ cup of coconut.
  2. Using a cookie scoop or tablespoon, form about 20 balls.
  3. Roll each ball into the reserved coconut. Store in an airtight container for about a week or in the freezer for up to three months.

Makes 20

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