Cookie Dough Energy Balls – No Bake Energy Balls


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Wondering how to make energy balls? Let me show you how easy it is to make this delicious cookie dough energy balls recipe! They’re the perfect healthy snack.

A pile of cookie dough energy balls on a plate.

My name is Alexa, and I’m a snacker. I get hangry and I will reach for whatever is easiest if I don’t keep healthy snacks on hand. Thankfully, these cookie dough energy balls have become my go-to solution for these moments.

These no bake energy balls are delicious and make me feel like I’m eating my Gluten Free Vegan Cookie Dough, but these ones are actually good for me! I keep a container of these in my fridge and always reach for them when I’m needing a snack.

Which Flour Should I Use for these Peanut Butter Energy Balls?

This energy bite recipe allows for the choice between two different flours (or a combination of the two).

Almond flour will taste better, but it’s noticeably more expensive.

Coconut flour won’t taste as good as the almond flour, but is significantly more affordable.

It’s completely up to you which you choose to use. You could always combine the two to balance flavor and price. This is typically what I end up doing.

A pile of cookie dough energy balls on a plate.

You’re going to love this recipe for peanut butter chocolate chip energy balls! It’s such a simple snack and it’s perfect for a busy day.

If you love cookie dough and are looking for a dessert version of this recipe, be sure to try my Cookie Dough recipe! It’s always a reader favorite, and I’m sure you’ll love it.

Gluten free vegan cookie dough balls.
Yield: 16

Cookie Dough Energy Balls (Vegan, Gluten Free)

A pile of cookie dough energy balls on a plate.

Wondering how to make energy balls? Let me show you how easy it is to make these delicious cookie dough energy balls! They're the perfect healthy snack.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes



  1. First, decide if you’ll be using coconut flour, almond flour, or a combination of the two. Almond flour will taste better, but coconut flour is significantly less expensive.
  2. Cream together the peanut butter, pure vanilla extract, and maple syrup using either an electric handheld mixer or a stand mixer (this will work if mixed with a spoon, too, you will just need a little extra stirring).
  3. Add in the flour and salt and mix until combined.
  4. Add in the chocolate chips and mix until just combined.
  5. Roll into 1” balls.
  6. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week.


I used these vegan chocolate chips and they're my favorite! I definitely recommend this brand.

For the energy balls you see in the photos, I used only coconut flour.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1" ball

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 119Total Fat: 8gCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 3.5gSugar: 4.4gProtein: 3.6g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate. Nutrition information for this recipe is based off of using coconut flour.


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A pile of cookie dough energy balls on a plate.

Looking for more energy ball recipes? Fit Foodie Finds has a great Coconut Chocolate Energy Ball recipe.

Make these Cookie Dough Energy Balls the next time you’re craving a delicious and healthy snack!

A pile of cookie dough energy balls on a plate.

6 thoughts on “Cookie Dough Energy Balls – No Bake Energy Balls”

  1. These did not turn out with coconut flour. I had to add more peanut butter decided to add honey instead of more syrup(which I was running out of) and a banana! Then it stuck well. Of course we know coconut flour absorbs more so others may have to do the same! So with alternate ingredients it turned out okay. I enjoyed the simplicity of this recipe but just had to tweak a bit to work.

    • Hi Sherri, I haven’t tested these with powdered peanut butter, so I can’t say for sure how they’d turn out. If you try it, please let me know how it goes! -Alexa


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