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Keep your mid-day munchies healthy with these 5-ingredient no-bake almond blueberry snacks! In just 10 minutes you can stash a batch in your refrigerator for nutritious bites on the go. This versatile recipe is kid-approved, making the snacks ideal for lunch boxes, commuter breakfasts, and workout fuel!

Three almond blueberry energy snacks stacked on top of each other.
Table of Contents
  1. Healthy Blueberry Snacks
  2. Ingredients
  3. How to Make Almond Blueberry Snacks
  4. Preparation and Storage Tips
  5. Recipe Variations
  6. Tips for the Best Almond Blueberry Snacks
  7. No-Bake Almond Blueberry Snacks Recipe

We love to create blueberry snacks — from banana blueberry smoothies to muffins and snack cake — but these little no-bake blueberry energy bites are something special! 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!

Healthy Blueberry Snacks

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 an energy ball or two on my way out to walk in the morning, while the kids enjoy these blueberry snacks before sports practices or in school lunchboxes. We all appreciate the healthy fat, protein, and whole grains in one little portable 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!

Ingredients

This is just a quick overview of the simple ingredients that you’ll need for a batch of no-bake blueberry snacks. As always, specific measurements and step-by-step instructions are included in the printable recipe box at the bottom of the post.

  • Raw almonds: finely chopped for nutty crunch and healthy fats. You can use a food processor to make the chopping very quick and easy! For a more robust almond flavor and a sweet-and-salty bite, you can sub with roasted salted almonds.
  • Dried blueberries: sweet, chewy pockets of flavor in every bite. You can sub with sweetened dried cranberries, dried cherries, dried chopped apricots, raisins, dates, or other dried fruit.
  • Old-fashioned oats: also called “rolled oats.” These have a heartier, chewier texture than quick oats or instant oats.
  • Almond butter: or sub with peanut butter.
  • Honey: a natural sweetener.
  • Kosher salt: an optional addition, but recommended in order to balance the sweetness and add depth of flavor.

How to Make Almond Blueberry Snacks

These no-bake blueberry snacks come together in a matter of minutes, and you don’t even have to turn on the oven! I’ve included the detailed directions in the recipe card below, but here’s the quick version:

  • Stir together all of the ingredients in a medium bowl to make a thick, sticky batter.
  • Shape and roll into round balls.
  • Chill in the fridge for at least 1 hour.
Square overhead shot of almond blueberry snacks on a white marble counter

Preparation and Storage Tips

  • Prepare the energy snacks at least 1 hour in advance so that they have time to chill and set up in the fridge.
  • Store the blueberry snacks in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. They’re a perfect make-ahead grab-and-go treat!
  • The energy balls will also keep in the freezer for up to 3 months. Thaw in the fridge overnight before enjoying.

Recipe Variations

  • Play around with different flavor combinations. For instance, swap out the dried blueberries for another dried fruit, such as cranberries, cherries, apricots, raisins, or dates.
  • Chocolate peanut butter energy snacks: swap out the almonds and almond butter for peanuts and peanut butter. Use chocolate chips instead of blueberries.
  • Cinnamon raisin energy snacks: swap out the blueberries for raisins, and add a dash of cinnamon to taste.
  • Add spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, or ginger — all of which pair nicely with the blueberries. A dash of vanilla extract would also be good!
  • Use peanut butter, sunflower seed butter, or cashew butter instead of almond butter.
  • Try roasted, salted almonds instead of raw almonds.
  • Swap out the almonds for other nuts, such as peanuts, hazelnuts, pecans, or walnuts.
  • Double all of the ingredients to make a big batch of blueberry snacks.

Tips for the Best Almond Blueberry Snacks

  • Use a smooth and creamy no-stir almond butter or peanut butter (not an all-natural variety). I like Barney Butter or this Good & Gather brand.
  • Keep your hands damp as you roll the energy balls. This prevents them from sticking. You can also spritz the spoon or cookie dough scoop with cooking spray or canola oil so that the mixture doesn’t stick to the scoop.
  • Use old-fashioned oats (rather than quick oats or instant oats) for the best texture.
  • Add a little bit of kosher salt or sea salt to the mixture to balance the sweetness and add depth of flavor.
  • Store the blueberry snacks in the fridge to keep them firm.
  • These can be a great dairy-free and gluten-free snack if you double-check to make sure that your oats, almond butter, and the rest of your ingredients are all gluten free. Use maple syrup or brown rice syrup instead of honey to make them vegan.
A close up of a hand holding a blueberry and almond energy snack

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Square overhead shot of almond blueberry snacks on a white marble counter

No-Bake Almond Blueberry Snacks

5 from 4 votes
Prep: 10 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
Servings 21
Calories 102 kcal
These easy 5-ingredient no-bake almond blueberry snacks are a delicious and healthy way to fuel your body!

Ingredients
  

  • cup finely chopped raw almonds (or use roasted, salted almonds for a more robust sweet-and-salty almond flavor)
  • cup dried blueberries
  • 1 ¼ cup old-fashioned oats
  • ½ cup almond butter (or sub with peanut butter)
  • ¼ cup honey
  • Optional, but recommended: ¼ teaspoon salt

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, stir together all of the ingredients until completely combined.
  • Use a small cookie dough 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)!

Notes

  • Play around with different flavor combinations. For instance, swap out the dried blueberries for another dried fruit, such as cranberries, cherries, apricots, raisins, or dates.
  • Chocolate peanut butter energy snacks: swap out the almonds and almond butter for peanuts and peanut butter. Use chocolate chips instead of blueberries.
  • Cinnamon raisin energy snacks: swap out the blueberries for raisins, and add a dash of cinnamon to taste.
  • Add spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, or ginger — all of which pair nicely with the blueberries. A dash of vanilla extract would also be good!
  • Use peanut butter, sunflower seed butter, or cashew butter instead of almond butter.
  • Try roasted, salted almonds instead of raw almonds.
  • Swap out the almonds for other nuts, such as peanuts, hazelnuts, pecans, or walnuts.
  • Double all of the ingredients to make a big batch of blueberry snacks.

Nutrition

Serving: 1energy ballCalories: 102kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 2gFat: 5gSodium: 1mgPotassium: 115mgFiber: 1gSugar: 5gCalcium: 36mgIron: 0.6mg
Keyword: blueberry snacks, energy balls, energy bites, healthy snacks
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Author: Blair Lonergan
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  1. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice says:

    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!

    1. Blair says:

      That’s right! I remember your bites because I wanted to make them when I saw them! Maybe you were my subconscious inspiration, Gayle! 🙂

      1. Joy Manga says:

        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.

        1. Blair says:

          Hi, Joy! The nutrition information is calculated automatically for 1 ball, assuming that you make a total of 21 balls with the recipe. Enjoy!

        2. Linda Bruner says:

          5 stars
          very informative and thurough. thanks

          1. The Seasoned Mom says:

            You’re very welcome, Linda! We hope you enjoy.

  2. Bethany @ Athletic Avocado says:

    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!

    1. Blair says:

      Exactly, Bethany! I would have loved these in my lunchbox, too!

  3. Joanne says:

    I like easy, healthy snacks! These would taste good with unsweetened coconut flakes too.

    1. Blair says:

      Totally, Joanne! I had the same thought this morning! Definitely need to add that to my next variation!

  4. Deb Leonard says:

    5 stars
    I’m a Diabetic and this looks like something I can eat on my diet. Will have to make them soon!

    1. Blair says:

      That’s great, Deb! And they almost taste like dessert! 🙂

  5. Kristy from Southern In Law says:

    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!

    1. Blair says:

      Aren’t dried blueberries the best? So much better than raisins or cranberries, in my opinion. They remind me of candy or fruit snacks! 🙂

  6. Helen @ Healthy Bits and Bites says:

    Simple and easy and they look delicious! And I bet almond butter and blueberries make a perfect combination!

    1. Blair says:

      Exactly! They are such a great combo, Helen! Thank you!

  7. Nancy Richardson says:

    5 stars
    Wow! Your recipe is really easy to follow. My family really likes it.

    1. Blair says:

      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!

  8. Jennifer J says:

    do these need to be made with dried fruit? My daughter is on the low fodmaps diet and can’t have dried fruits.

    1. Blair says:

      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. 🙂

      1. Judith David says:

        Heh Blair
        Can you freeze the energy balls?

        1. The Seasoned Mom says:

          Hi Judith,
          Yes! This recipe can be frozen for up to 3 months.

  9. Whitney White says:

    Could you use quick oaks instead of old fashioned oats? I’ve got a ton I need to use

    1. Blair says:

      Hey, Whitney! Yes, I think the quick oats should work fine! 🙂

  10. Samantha says:

    How many balls are in a serving?

    1. Blair says:

      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!

  11. Lee A Clark says:

    what is a serving size ofthese it doesn’t say. thank you

    1. Blair says:

      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!

  12. Chelsea Arral says:

    How many bites are considered a serving?

    1. Blair says:

      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!

  13. Pam says:

    Can these be frozen and then defrosted in the fridge overnight?

    1. Blair says:

      Hi, Pam! Yes — they should work really well as a make-ahead option to stash in the freezer. Enjoy!

  14. Carol says:

    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.

    1. Blair says:

      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!

  15. Chrisenda says:

    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

    1. Blair Lonergan says:

      Hi, Chrisenda! The nutrition information is an estimate for 1 energy snack, assuming you get 21 total snacks out of the recipe.

  16. Alyssa Vassallo says:

    How many of these are considered one serving

    1. Blair Lonergan says:

      Hi, Alyssa! The nutrition information is an estimate for 1 energy ball, assuming you make a total of 21 energy balls per batch.

      1. Alyssa Vassallo says:

        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.

        1. Blair Lonergan says:

          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!

  17. Judy Smith says:

    I just found your recipe and plan to make them for my husband who has type 2 diabetes.
    Are you related to Bill Lonergan from Canada, maybe still the west coast?

    1. Blair Lonergan says:

      Hi, Judy! I hope that you and your husband enjoy them!

      No, ma’am. I don’t believe we’re related. We’re from Virginia and don’t have any Lonergan kin in Canada or on the west coast.

  18. Jordan says:

    5 stars
    These were so good! Simple easy and good ingredients that I don’t feel bad feeding to my kids!

    1. The Seasoned Mom says:

      Thank you, Jordan! We’re so glad you enjoyed them.