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Keep your mid-day munchies healthy with these 5-Ingredient No-Bake Blueberry Almond Energy Snacks! In just 10 minutes you can stash a batch in your refrigerator for nutritious bites on the go. This versatile recipe is husband-and-kid-approved, making the snacks ideal for lunch boxes, commuter breakfasts, and pre-gym workout fuel!
You guys, this recipe has been a long time coming! I can’t tell you how many batches of healthy “bites” I have attempted to create over the years. They seem so simple, but getting the right ratio of ingredients so that the balls stay together, don’t use too much sweetener, and actually taste delicious is no easy feat! Since this particular batch of healthy snacks disappeared within about 2 days, I knew that I had found a winner! My boys cannot get enough…
We’re definitely a family that loves its snacks, so I’m always looking for ways to keep our options interesting and still nutritious. I like to grab a bite or two on my way to the gym in the morning for a pre-breakfast energy boost. The snacks are also sturdy enough to withstand the jostling and abuse that they get in a school lunchbox, so I use them as little sweet treats to supplement the boys’ sandwiches, fruit, and other munchies at school. I love that they’re getting healthy fat, protein, and whole grains in one little package!
These energy bites are such a great way to prep ahead for the week and fill your kitchen with good-for-you snacks that the whole family can enjoy. They tide you over until your next meal (preventing overeating later), and they supplement a healthy diet with so many nutritious ingredients. They are truly the perfect intersection of delicious, nutritious, and convenient!
Variations – Blueberry Almond Energy Snacks;
- Try adding different nuts such as hazelnuts
- Other dried fruit would also work well such as cranberries
- Don’t have almond butter? Try peanut butter or cashew butter
Even more easy snacks that you might enjoy:
- Stovetop Cinnamon Pecan Granola
- Fall Harvest Granola Bars
- Mom’s Easy Candied Pecans
- “Crack Snack” 4-Ingredient Snack Mix
- 4-Ingredient Cream Cheese Apple Dip
No-Bake Blueberry Almond Energy Snacks
- 2/3 cup finely chopped raw almonds
- 1/3 cup dried blueberries
- 1 ¼ cup old-fashioned oats
- ½ cup almond butter
- ¼ cup honey
- Optional but recommended: ¼ teaspoon salt
- In a large bowl, stir together all of the ingredients until completely combined.
- Use a small ice cream scoop or spoon to scoop out the mixture into individual portions. Use your hands to roll it into balls and place on a rimmed baking sheet or small baking pan.
- Tip: Keep your hands damp with water so that the mixture doesn’t stick to your fingers and it’s easy to roll into balls.
- Place balls in the refrigerator to set for about 1 hour. Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 1 week (but they probably won’t last that long)!
Energy bites are my absolute favorite! I made a very similar version a few months ago and I’ve been hooked ever since. So great for when the munchies attack!
That’s right! I remember your bites because I wanted to make them when I saw them! Maybe you were my subconscious inspiration, Gayle! 🙂
Hi Blair, just a quick question, does 1 ball have 10 grams of carbs or is it the entire recipe? Sorry, I’m really new to this.
Hi, Joy! The nutrition information is calculated automatically for 1 ball, assuming that you make a total of 21 balls with the recipe. Enjoy!
You know you’ve got a winner when your kids can’t get enough of this healthy treat! Where were these when I was growing up? I would have loved them in my lunch box in place of the little debbies!
Exactly, Bethany! I would have loved these in my lunchbox, too!
I like easy, healthy snacks! These would taste good with unsweetened coconut flakes too.
Totally, Joanne! I had the same thought this morning! Definitely need to add that to my next variation!
I’m a Diabetic and this looks like something I can eat on my diet. Will have to make them soon!
That’s great, Deb! And they almost taste like dessert! 🙂
Yum! No bake recipes are always my go to when I’m in a time pinch and these look perfect! I think I even have some dried blueberries in the pantry so I’ll have to make these soon!
Aren’t dried blueberries the best? So much better than raisins or cranberries, in my opinion. They remind me of candy or fruit snacks! 🙂
Simple and easy and they look delicious! And I bet almond butter and blueberries make a perfect combination!
Exactly! They are such a great combo, Helen! Thank you!
Wow! Your recipe is really easy to follow. My family really likes it.
That’s great, Nancy! Thank you! My family loves them too! In fact, I’m due for another batch right now — I only have 2 left in the refrigerator! 🙂 I basically make a new batch every week because they’re the perfect grab-and-go snack. Glad that you have enjoyed them!
do these need to be made with dried fruit? My daughter is on the low fodmaps diet and can’t have dried fruits.
Hi, Jennifer! I wouldn’t use fresh fruit, because I think it might get messy (watery, smooshed berries, etc.). If you want to skip the dried fruit, I would add something else like mini chocolate chips or additional coarsely chopped nuts. 🙂
Could you use quick oaks instead of old fashioned oats? I’ve got a ton I need to use
Hey, Whitney! Yes, I think the quick oats should work fine! 🙂
How many balls are in a serving?
Hey, Samantha! The recipe nutrition information is for 1 ball, assuming that you get 21 balls out of the recipe. If you make more or less than 21, the nutrition information will change. Hope that helps!
what is a serving size ofthese it doesn’t say. thank you
Hi, Lee! The serving size is for 1 ball, assuming that you make 21 balls. You may get more or less out of the batch, depending on how large you make each one. Enjoy!
How many bites are considered a serving?
Hi, Chelsea! The serving size is for 1 ball, assuming that you make 21 balls. You may get more or less out of the batch, depending on how large you make each one. Enjoy!
Can these be frozen and then defrosted in the fridge overnight?
Hi, Pam! Yes — they should work really well as a make-ahead option to stash in the freezer. Enjoy!
Your recipe mentions carbohydrates at 10 g per bite. As a prediabetic, I have learned to subtract fiber grams from carbs to calculate what’s called “net grams” of carbohydrate. So for me, your recipe would actually total 9 g, based on 1 g of fiber. But that’s where it get confusing. You also mention 5 g of “sugar.” Sugar is pure carbs so should these bites add 5 g to the total (minus fiber) to add up to 14 g carbs, or is the sugar somehow included with the basic 9 g? Thanks.
Hi, Carol! Honestly, I’m not sure! The nutrition info is automatically calculated by the recipe panel, so it’s not something that I’m an expert at using. For the most accurate information, you might find it helpful to calculate the nutrition information by entering in your specific ingredients to a site like My Fitness Pal: https://www.myfitnesspal.com/recipe/calculator Hope you enjoy the snacks!
How many ate in 1 serving? I don’t know how to figure out the serving size on a lot of recipes I find on here. Please help me. Thank you
Hi, Chrisenda! The nutrition information is an estimate for 1 energy snack, assuming you get 21 total snacks out of the recipe.
How many of these are considered one serving
Hi, Alyssa! The nutrition information is an estimate for 1 energy ball, assuming you make a total of 21 energy balls per batch.
Thanjs! Another question don’t you have a recipe that is call Oatmeal Super Blueberry Balls? or something like that, I do remember it had the word SUPER in it.
Hi, Alyssa! I honestly don’t recall having a recipe like that. Maybe it was on another site? Sorry I can’t be more helpful!